Girl Vaping
First Case of Vaping Related Lung Illness Confirmed in Washington State
09/13/2019
This week King County reported the first case of vaping-related lung illness in Washington State.
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Preparedness Month Topics
National Preparedness Month 2019
09/12/2019
September is National Preparedness Month – Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD) uses this month as an opportunity to help people to understand how to prepare for and respond to emergencies.
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Well Water Testing
08/15/2019
Summer is a great time to test your well water to ensure it's safe for your family to drink. BFHD offers water testing servic
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Inspection Clipboard
Food Establishment Enforcement Policy Update
08/10/2019
An updated version of the Benton-Franklin Health District’s Food Establishment Enforcement Policy was placed in effect July 1, 2019.
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World Breastfeeding Week 2019
08/08/2019
World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated annually, August 1 to 7, in an effort to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.
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Food Safety Newsletter
08/06/2019
The Benton-Franklin Health District Food Safety Department publishes Safe Food Digests, a quarterly newsletter to keep local restaurants informed of the latest local food safety and policy news.
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Health Hazards of Wildfire Smoke
07/31/2019
Wildfire season is here and it’s important to be aware of the health hazards of wildfire smoke
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DOH's Maternal Child Health Discovery Survey
07/30/2019
The Washington State Department of Health would like to hear from you about the needs of mothers, children, and families in your community and the state.
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Washington State MMR Exemption Law Change
07/16/2019
In 2019, the Washington State Legislature passed a bill that removes the personal and philosophical option to exempt children from the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine required for school and child care entry.
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BFHD Annual Report 2018
07/04/2019
Every year, the Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD) publishes an Annual Report meant to inform stakeholders and the community about the previous year’s accomplishments, highlights, and finances.
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Foodborne Norovirus Outbreak Linked to Bar Drinks
06/23/2019
The Benton-Franklin Health District Food Safety Program recently investigated an outbreak of norovirus that was linked to a local restaurant.
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Washington State Measles Outbreak
05/23/2019
Nine new cases of measles have been confirmed in Washington in May. The current outbreak began on May 9 in three Puget Sound counties (King, Pierce and Snohomish). Benton and Franklin Counties have no confirmed cases.
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Syringe Exchange Services Position Statement
04/08/2019
The opioid epidemic is a complex problem that needs a comprehensive and collective approach. BFHD supports syringe service programs as well as any strategies that are effective and evidence-based.
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Health Disparities Report Cover Page with Cable Bridge
2018 Health Disparities Report for Benton and Franklin Counties
02/19/2019
The Assessment and Data team at Benton-Franklin Health District recently released a 2018 Health Disparities Report. This report was based on a model used by Kitsap Public Health and compiled local data for the bi-county region from multiple sources regarding a variety of health topics including health outcomes (diseases, hospitalizations, births, etc.) and health risk factors (healthy weight, physical activity level, poverty rates, etc.). The purpose of this report was to identify and highlight the health disparities that exist in the local community between demographic groups. The demographic groups examined in this report were based on race, gender, and sexual orientation.
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