The Healthy King County Coalition is a group of King County organizations united to create health equity. We support access to healthy eating, smoke and drug-free environments, and safe places to be active. We strive to reduce what are called disparities–wellness differences that are affected by factors like race, ethnicity, and income.
How healthy are you? It might depend on where you live. Your ZIP code tremendously impacts your health and longevity. The Healthy King County Coalition believes that healthy choices and lifestyles should be available to everyone, regardless of where they live.
Our Five Workgroups:
Schools and Early Learning
Supports regulations and systems that provide healthy food choices and wellness outcomes.
Built Environments & Active Living (BEAL)
Supports choices for transportation, infrastructure, and programs that offer active living choices.
Tobacco, Marijuana, and Other Drugs (TMoD)
Supports strategies, promotions, partners, and programs that advance smoke-free living.
Encourages health equity by applying race and social justice principles in all policy, systems, and environmental change efforts.
Supports the improvement of local healthy food systems and access to culturally relevant and nutritional food.
We train future leaders in equity work, provide public workshops and forums, and draw from our boots-on-the-ground community members to inform local decision-makers about equity issues.
Read about our work on this website, come to a meeting or an event, or contact us for other ideas on how you can improve health equity in your community.