THANK YOU to Our Summer Internship Partners!

During Summer 2017, Public Health–Seattle & King County (PHSKC) will host six student interns (age 15-20) who will act as peer mental health educators. They will support positive mental health promotion and suicide prevention in communities and schools in South and Central Seattle. Learn more about the project and how it came about in our…

Welcome Public Health’s Summer Interns!

As part of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s Youth Opportunity Initiative, Public Health–Seattle & King County (PHSKC) is partnering with the City of Seattle Human Services Department, Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP), and Parks & Recreation to host six student interns during the Summer of 2017. A Health Educator with the School-Based Partnerships Program at PHSKC will supervise and mentor…

Seattle Adopts Education Action Plan

SEATTLE – Council unanimously adopted the Seattle Education Action Plan today, which will guide City investments toward eliminating opportunity gaps in Seattle’s education system. The Education Action Plan is the culmination of a citywide community effort to end the disparities in school achievement between white students and African-American/Black and other students of color who have…

Escape the Vape Campaign

Crossposted from Public Health Insider Youth use of e-cigarettes and vaping products doubled between 2012 and 2016, and now, use rates are higher for vaping products than traditional cigarettes. To help combat these rapidly increasing rates of youth vaping, Public Health’s Tobacco Prevention Program, in partnership with the Washington State Department of Health, Snohomish Health…

Photo credit: mosesbredy72 and The Bennett Foundation

Seahawks player Michael Bennett starts gardening program for youth in juvenile detention

Crossposted from KC Justice Youth  By Doug Judge, Assistant Principal for Seattle Public Schools’ Interagency Academy King County Juvenile Detention, in partnership with Interagency Academy, hosted Michael Bennett of the Seattle Seahawks, his wife Pele, and other members of the Bennett Foundation to inaugurate the new Bennett Foundation Garden located within the detention facility. Built by…