In 2010, Public Health – Seattle and King County was awarded the Centers for Disease Control’s Communities Putting Prevention to Work Grant (CPPW). The goal of this initiative: to reduce risk factors and prevent/delay chronic disease and promote wellness in both children and adults.
The CPPW’s work inspired a network of grantees now known as the Healthy King County Coalition (HKCC). In April 2012, we began our journey to become our own stand-alone entity, no longer limited by time or specific funding. In November 2012, we finalized our operating agreement and bylaws. In February 2013, the State of Washington awarded us a certificate of incorporation.
Through 2014, HKCC completed its final work funded by a Community Transformation Grant (CTG). These funds are awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and are made available through the Affordable Care Act’s Prevention and Public Health Fund.
These CTGs have funded several outstanding programs and projects, such as Everyone Swims, the Healthy Vending Toolkit, and smoke-free living for residents in King County public housing.
Currently, HKCC is one of three partner organizations on a Partnerships to Improve Community Health Grant (PICH), along with Public Health Seattle-King County and Seattle Children’s. We’re also proud recipients of a Communities of Opportunity Grant from the Seattle Foundation.