Equity from birth: Why community-based support is crucial

Crossposted from Best Starts for Kids Blog Via The Giving Compass – Original contribution by Brenda Blasingame, M.A., Executive Director at HealthConnect One and Dila K Perera, MSW MPH, Executive Director at  Open Arms Perinatal Services In communities across King County, parent peer support programs are building networks of resources and social supports for caregivers. Best Starts seeks to strengthen and expand these…

Learn more about Metro’s Shared Employer Shuttle program

Crossposted from Metro Matters By Scott Gutierrez Have you heard about Metro’s “Shared Employer Shuttle” program? On Aug. 15, employers who are interested can learn more during an informational meeting at Metro’s main office. Metro launched the program earlier this year to work with groups of employers interested in sharing transportation services for their workers. …

Employee Discount: Seattle Symphony

King County employees can receive 15 percent off most Seattle Symphony concerts this year by using Discount Code CONDUCTOR19. The first offer this season is for 15 percent off the Nine Piano Concerto Concerts happening throughout the year. The promo code Conductor19 will also work on the National Geographic Live presentations, which begin Oct. 23 with…

Weed of the Month: Brazilian Elodea

Crossposted from Noxious Weeds Blog Have you visited a lake or river to swim on one of these hot summer days, only to find the water thick with submerged plants? Some of those aquatic plants are natives, but others are nasty invasive species that can quickly dominate a waterbody. One of King County’s peskiest submerged…

Kudos! to Public Health for innovative use of comics for emergencies

During a severe disease outbreak or bioterrorist attack, people will likely experience stress levels that will make it difficult to process emergency information. Public Health’s Preparedness and Communications sections worked with a professional comic artist to produce illustrations to help the public quickly comprehend what to do in a public health emergency that requires them…

A Photo Finish for 2018 Clean Team Ambassador of the Year Scott Siemers

Shared from King County Superior Court and Downtown Seattle Association King County Superior Court has several treatment programs. One of the programs is Family Treatment Court. The Downtown Seattle Association recently voted a 2016 Family Treatment Court graduate Scott Siemers the DSA Clean Street Ambassador of 2018! Enjoy!  The judge asked for a picture of Scott Siemers.…

Workforce Magazine Presents 2018 Game Changer Award

For someone new to HR, Zackary King has the drive, humility and forethought of a true Game Changer. The Public Health, Seattle & King County Education Engagement Strategy (EES) Program nominated Public Health Human Resources Analyst Zack King for Workforce Magazine’s Game Changer Award. King is now one of 25 recipients of this national recognition. The Game Changer…