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Education, Outreach & Injury Prevention


Education, Outreach & Injury Prevention



Safe Kids Benton-Franklin Coalition


More information about our coalition can be found here.


Injury Prevention Tool Kits

Child Passenger Safety Fit Site

The Safe Kids Benton Franklin Coalition has injury prevention toolkits available to be checked out to the public. These kits have everything you need to help you provide injury prevention education or presentations. Check one out today!

Certified child passenger safety technicians do free child car seat inspections and education on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Washington State Patrol in Kennewick the Kadlec Regional Medical Center parking garage in Richland. Call 509-460-4214 to make an appointment.


Life Jacket Loaner Boards

The Car Seat Lady explains the new American Academy of Pediatrics Car Seat Recommendations from The Car Seat Lady on Vimeo.

Our community has many public water areas that provide many popular recreational activities.† Please make sure everyone on your watercraft has an approved life jacket on.† Donít have the appropriate one aboard, check out our loaner sites.

Helmet Fit Sites

The single most effective safety device available to reduce head injury and death from bicycle crashes is a helmet.† Does your helmet fit properly? Find out at one of our helmet fits sites.


Food Safety


Food Worker Cards

Properly trained food workers help protect the health, safety, and well-being of the residents and visitors of Benton and Franklin Counties.


Food Safety


Access links to help you protect yourself and your family from the most common causes of foodborne illness.


Infectious Disease


Communicable Disease Education

Bloodborne Pathogens

We provide our community partners with education regarding symptoms and prevention of communicable diseases. If you would like more information regarding an educational class please contact Heather Hill at 460-4232.

The course content of this workshop has followed the core curriculum guidelines of the University of Washington AIDS Education and Training Center as approved by the state of Washington's Department of Health and Department of Professional Licensing.


Animal Born Diseases

Environmental Health staff provides information regarding the symptoms and prevention of animal-borne diseases such as Hantavirus, West Nile, and Rabies.



Water & Solid Waste


Drinking & Ground Water

The primary focus of this program is to provide information to well users on appropriate testing and the importance of water quality. Additionally, we provide review and approval service for those wells serving 2 homes.


Solid Waste


We are responsible for review, permitting, and inspection of all solid waste disposal sites.



Other Health Education


Medicaid Outreach

Oral Health

The outreach worker provides education regarding Medicaid eligibility through participation at area schools, health fairs and presentations. For more information, contact Lisa at 460-4216.


We offer information, materials and presentations on oral health and provide dental referrals.


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Benton Franklin Health District
7102 W Okanogan Pl
Kennewick WA
(509) 460 4200
412 W Clark
Pasco WA
(509) 547-9737

Emergency Contact Information

Personal Emergency for Medical, Police, Fire, or Other: 911
Washington Poison Center: 1 (800) 222-1222 (www.wapc.org)
Washington Community Resource Information: 211 (www.win211.org)
BFHD Public Health Emergency/Imminent Health Hazard After-Hours Reporting: 509-543-3851
The public can reference BFHD policies available in Kennewick office.
BFHD Privacy Statement:English / Spanish
Copies of the annual report available at all BFHD offices.
State and County Resources
Rules and Regulations Administered by or Governing the Benton-Franklin Health District
WAC's - RCW's
Community Health Status Indicators
Reportable Conditions
Contact: info(at)bfhd.wa.gov                                                                                                                             Employees