Under the Influence…of You

On October 19, 2017, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is re-launching a campaign to support community partners like school health staff to successfully educate adults about the influence they have in teens’ lives and how to make conversations about marijuana easier. DOH produced this campaign outreach toolkit which can help community partners like…

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…

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…

May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month! Consider the following celebratory activities for yourself or your patients: Level Up: An Epic Swiping Adventure is a fun, interactive “smart device” game that leads players through different relationship challenges and decisions. Share it with your students! Use tips from the Get Involved Guide from The National Campaign and the Health…

Addressing “13 Reasons Why” in Your Practice

A new series on Netflix titled “13 Reasons Why” follows the story of a teenager who commits suicide and the people she claims had a hand in her decision to kill herself. The series sparked national controversy among parents, educators, administrators, and suicide prevention experts, including concerns in Western Washington. Concerns arose over glorification of suicide…