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Snohomish Health District is the local public health agency for Snohomish County in Washington state. Our news releases are a resource for current public health information for media, the public, policymakers, and other community partners.

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Media Releases

Board of Health Charts Path Forward

Focus to be on governance rather than consolidation

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – On the heels of a report by The William D. Ruckelshaus Center, the Board of Health indicated a preference to put aside the question of the Snohomish Health District consolidating with Snohomish County government. Instead, the Board will reevaluate its charter and committee structures in order to make governance adjustments needed to move the agency forward.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1113)/Comments (0)/
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Flu Season Updates

Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Not Recommended

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The flu season is upon us, with cases already presenting in local clinics. So keep yourself safe. Wash hands, cover coughs and stay home if you’re sick, but above all get vaccinated. Read More >>
Wednesday, October 19, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1089)/Comments (0)/
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Board of Health Meeting, October 11

Health District Governance to be Focus of Upcoming Meeting

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – During its regular board meeting, the Board of Health will continue discussions based on the Snohomish Health District’s recent situation assessment prepared by The William D. Ruckelshaus Center. The meeting will be from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 2016. The meeting will be held in the District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash. Read More >>
Monday, October 10, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (400)/Comments (0)/
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Board of Health Meeting, September 13

District’s Situation Assessment Report to be Focus of Upcoming Meeting

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – During its regular board meeting, the Board of Health will receive a briefing from staff at The William D. Ruckelshaus Center based on their situation assessment report for the Snohomish Health District. The meeting will be from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. The meeting will be held in the District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash.

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Monday, September 12, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (413)/Comments (0)/
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A Look At Marijuana Usage After Legalization

New report highlights use, trends and statistics in Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Since the first recreational marijuana store opened in Washington in 2014, Snohomish County has had 41 retail licenses approved by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. With the passage of Initiative 502, questions were posed on how the legalization of marijuana would impact overall usage. To begin answering those questions, the Snohomish Health District and Snohomish County Human Services have released its first baseline report on marijuana in Snohomish County.

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Thursday, September 1, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1167)/Comments (0)/
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