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Posted on: August 14, 2019

Benefit Sign-up Event for Blue Water Navy Vets August 31

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Connecting Vietnam Vets to Benefits

Some Vietnam-era veterans are now eligible for new or expanded disability benefits as a result of the Blue Water Navy Veterans Act passed earlier in 2019. Together with Whatcom County Veteran Navigator Program, we are ho...

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

Check Shellfish Safety Before You Dig!

Many Whatcom County beaches are closed to recreational shellfish harvest due to high biotoxin levels. Check the Washington State Shellfish Safety map for the latest closure information.

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Win Prizes! Health Contests for Kids & Youth

We’re offering kids & youth in Whatcom County the chance to win prizes while learning about how vaccines affect our lives. Kids in grades 2-12 are invited to participate in one of two contests.

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Washington State Hepatitis A Outbreak

Washington State is experiencing a hepatitis A outbreak in multiple counties. There are 14 cases in King, Pend Oreille, Snohomish, and Spokane counties among people living homeless or using drugs. Currently there are no cases in Whatcom County.

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

Prepare Now for Unhealthy, Smoky Air

Breathing smoke from wildfires isn’t healthy for anyone, but some people are more likely to have health problems when the air quality isn’t good. People at risk for problems include children younger than 18 and adults older than 65, pe...

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

2019 Point In Time Count Shows Largest Decrease in Homelessness Since 2012

The Opportunity Council and the Whatcom County Health Department recently published results of the 2019 Point-In-Time (PIT) Count, an annual snapshot of homelessness in our community. This year’s results show the largest decrease in homelessness...

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Posted on: June 6, 2019

Northern Whatcom County Beaches Closed to Recreational Shellfish Harvest

Unsafe levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) biotoxin have been detected in molluscan shellfish on beaches in Whatcom County. Most Whatcom County beaches are closed to recreational shellfish harvesting.

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Mental Health Data for Youth Shows Concerning Trend

New data on the health of Whatcom County youth show a high and increased number of students reporting feelings of anxiety and depression and seriously considering suicide. There are also significant disparities between certain groups of students, with fem...

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