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Vital Records and Assessment

Vital Records and Assessment








Birth and Death Certificates


Birth Certificates

Certified copies of Birth Certificates are available for persons born in the state of Washington dating back to January 1, 1927.


Births prior to this date must be requested from the Department of Vital Records in Olympia.
Death Certificates

The following Death Certificates can be purchased at the Benton-Franklin Health District:


·                     City of Richland deaths after July 1st, 1959.

·                     All the remainder of Benton County and Franklin County after January 1st, 1980.

Deaths occurring prior to these dates must be requested from the Department of Vital Records in Olympia.



Assessment Reports, Fact Sheets & Links to Public Health Data


2012 Community Health Needs Assessment Report


Community Health Assessment (CHA) is defined as a method of collecting, analyzing, and using data to; educate and mobilize communities, develop priorities, generate resources, and plan actions to improve public health. Assessing our community’s health is crucial to program development, implementation and evaluation.

The Benton-Franklin Health District provides community health & assessment data to the public, community agencies, medical providers, and anyone interested in learning more about health disparities in the community. This resource includes access to Public Health Data through links to the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the Office of Financial Management (OFM), the Healthy Youth Survey (HYS), The Behavior Risk Factor and Surveillance Survey (BRFSS), the County Health Rankings and many more. There is also information on some specific health conditions and program services provided through Benton-Franklin Health District.





All sudden and unexpected deaths of children age 0-18 that occur in Benton Franklin Counties are reviewed by a team of community professionals, in cooperation with the Washington State Child Death Review system, to identify factors that may have been preventable and implement possible prevention strategies.  For more information or to participate, please contact Carla Prock 460-4225.

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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