The July 7, 2021 Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health Regular agenda and meeting packet are available for view on our website. Watch the meeting live on our website or through Zoom and entering the Meeting ID: 966 8527 3697 and Passcode: 484284, when prompted.
Submitted by Jaynie Jones. “Inflammation is the ground state of cancer” says Dr. Bill Dean. In an even bolder statement, Dr. Dean asserts that, “Inflammation is the ground state of everything.” He further elucidates that concept as he explains that it all revolves around the “toxic load” and “pitta build-up” that drive inflammation and the […]
Submitted by Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW). 25 community-based organizations (CBOs) in Washington state are receiving a total of $250,000 to address health equity disparities in their communities thanks to a donation from Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW), Washington’s local not-for-profit Medicaid (Apple Health) and Medicare managed care plan. The donations were announced […]
Submitted by UnitedHealthcare of Washington. With summer’s arrival and the days getting warmer and longer, some people in Washington may be rededicating themselves to getting outside and focusing on their fitness. Whether you are ready to return to public fitness centers or are pursuing an at-home workout routine, the same priorities may remain key: daily […]
Submitted by Jeff Reynolds, DMD. Moms are superheroes – they get the kids dressed, fed and off to school and activities (plus these days many have played the role of teacher, lunch lady, principal and PE teacher). Moms also make sure that kids brush and floss their teeth and take care of their personal wellness, […]
Submitted by Dr. Anne Docimo, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare. Springtime is a season of renewal, with this year’s transition bringing added significance as many states continue reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As more people become vaccinated and some families start to gather in person again, it may be an ideal time to think about ways […]
The May 5, 2021 Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health Regular Agenda is available for view online. Watch the meeting live online.
TACOMA, Wash.—Healthy relationships help your family build a solid foundation that will get you through good times—and hard times. Now, you can get free parenting support to learn strategies to build your child’s resilience during these uncertain times. Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department partnered with Triple P America—founder of the internationally-acclaimed parenting program, Triple P – […]
TACOMA, WASH.—Oral health is an important part of overall well-being. New funding will help bridge the oral health equity gap in Pierce County. Arcora Foundation selected Public Health Centers for Excellence at Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department as the backbone entity for the Pierce County Local Impact Network—for a minimum of three years. Funds will support a network manager, […]
Submitted by UnitedHealthcare of Washington. It’s a question that many are asking. Where can I or a loved one go to get the COVID-19 vaccine? With more vaccines becoming available, many people are anxious to learn where they can go to get the vaccine and when. To help make the process smoother, UnitedHealthcare has launched […]
The April 7, 2021 Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health Regular Agenda is available for view on our website. Watch the meeting live on our website.
By Jaynie Jones A circus-themed open house event was held at the Lakewood Senior Activity Center recently. Featured were agencies, businesses, and other organizations that serve seniors in Lakewood and the surrounding region. Health care providers included senior living communities and home care services, footwear, grief support, hearing services, and even the fire department […]