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The Intersection of Community Development and Health September 28, 2011. Housing. Jobs. Education. Health Outcomes. Health Inputs. Community cohesion. Environment. Safety. Life Expectancy in the U.S. (1900 – 2009). Mortality Rate. Epidemiologic Transition.

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Health Outcomes

Health Inputs




leading causes of death united states

Mortality Rate

Epidemiologic Transition

Leading causes of death – United States


Heart Disease







king county board of health guidelines planning for healthy communities
King County Board of Health Guidelines: Planning for Healthy Communities
  • Safe pedestrian paths, sidewalks, and streets
  • Well designed and safe bicycle paths and lanes
  • Building and design standards that create safe, healthy, and accessible indoor environments
project goals
Project Goals

Increase availability of healthy food and beverage products in target communities

Increase in capacity of businesses to effectively participate in WIC/EBT

Increase capacity of store owners to profitably sell healthy food

Increase demand for healthy products in the participating businesses



Services Provided

Financial Incentives Provided

  • Up to $700 for baskets, produce scales, shop vac, small shopping carts
  • Up to $7500 (with 20% owner investment) for refrigeration, signage
  • Low cost loans for larger store improvements
  • Merchandising, store layout
  • Produce handling, inventory management
  • Distribution/supply chain development
  • WIC/EBT application
  • Bookkeeping and financial systems
  • Marketing and store events




swim upstream
Swim upstream




Pro-Equity Policies


Good Paying Jobs

Physical Activity


Affordable Housing

Quality Education

Safe Neighborhoods

Fair Standards of Living


Access to Healthcare

Untreated Mental Illness

Low Birth Weight


Health Status

No Racism

Healthy Environment

Access to Transportation

Action at

Societal Level

Action at Individual and Family Level

Action at

Community Level

global to local

We believe Washington State

can make aglobal difference.

Global to Local
global to local1
Global to Local

Compared to King County, Tukwila and SeaTac have:

  • 1.5 times higher poverty and foreign-born
  • 2.8 times higher teen birth rate
  • 2.0 times higher rate of students receiving free lunch
communities count social and health indicators in king county
Communities Count:Social and Health Indicators in King County
  • Data collected across 5 domains
    • Basic Needs and Well-Being (e.g. a safe place with parks, libraries, schools, transportation)
    • Positive Development through Life Stages (e.g. school readiness, quality & affordable childcare)
    • Safety and Health (e.g. crime, infant mortality, tobacco use, teen births)
    • Natural and Built Environment (e.g. air & water quality, commute choices)
    • Arts and Culture (e.g. participation, funding, employment)
moving forward
Moving Forward
  • What Public Health Offers
    • Health is highly valued by the public
    • Data
    • Existing relationships with the community
  • Community Development
    • Understanding of finance and lending mechanism
    • Models of public and private funding models
    • Relationships with business and private sector
you must be the change you want to see in the world mahatma gandhi

You must be the change you want to see in the world. -Mahatma Gandhi

Dennis E. Worsham

Regional Health Officer

Public Health- Seattle & King County