Tag Archives: Public Health – Seattle & King County

How Health Departments Are Addressing Substance Use Disorder and Overdose During a Pandemic

by Brad Finegood MA, LMHC, and Felicia Salcedo This post originally appeared on the Front Lines Blog and is republished here with permission from the Big Cities Health Coalition. COVID-19 has necessitated an all-hands-on-deck approach for health departments across the country. The scale and urgency of this effort cannot be overstated. Even as health departments and the public at large are focused on COVID-19,

Read more

Measles : How Local Health Departments Are Responding to this Latest Public Health Outbreak

Measles Local Health Departments

by Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, and Jeffrey Duchin, MD This post is published with permission from Big Cities Health Coalition. Visit Big Cities Health Coalition and the Front Lines Blog for more information about the work they’re doing to improve population health. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported more than 1,200 confirmed cases of measles in 2019, the most

Read more

Investing Early to Prevent Hepatitis A Outbreaks Among People Living Homeless

Prevent Hepatitis A Homeless

by Patty Hayes, RN, MN This post is published with permission from Big Cities Health Coalition and originally appeared on the Front Lines Blog. Please visit Big Cities Health Coalition and the Front Lines Blog for more information about the work they’re doing to improve population health. In recent years, urban areas in the US have been grappling with hepatitis A

Read more