Free Vaccines for Kids in Kent

Kent School District and Public Health are offering free vaccinations for all kids age 18 and under on Thursday, October 17 at Kent Meridian High School from 4-8 pm. This is open to all families from all school districts. All the vaccinations required by schools will be offered for free, and they will also have…

Feeling “Ghosted” No More

Crossposted from Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools New educational theatre production helps bring the mental health challenges that many young people deal with out into the open. Note from the editor: Ghosted will be presented at the following King County Schools in Fall/Winter 2019: Rainier Beach High School (Seattle) – November 6-7, 2019 Franklin High School…

Vaping Talking Points from DOH

As of October 1, 2019 the Washington State Department of Health has released Vaping Associated Lung Injury Talking Points. These include key health and safety messages; recommendations for the public; and current updates on local and national investigations. Related, the Youth Marijuana Prevention and Education Program (YMPEP) has announced the 2019 Youth-Led Community Mini-Grants, which close on…

Overdose update: Recent increase in overdose deaths linked to fentanyl-laced pills and powders

Crossposted from the Public Health Insider Recent increases in King County overdose deaths, driven primarily by fentanyl found in illicit pills and powders, are prompting new outreach to alert people to the risks of illicit drug use. Ongoing monitoring by Public Health — Seattle & King County using King County Medical Examiner’s Office data has…