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Director: Jennifer Johnson
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Public Health improves our quality of life,
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Behavioral Health
Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services
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Child & Family Health

Childcare health & safety, Children with special health care needs, Nurse Family Partnership, Oral health/ABCDMaternity support services 
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Communicable Diseases & Epidemiology

Rabies
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Community Health Assessment and Plan
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Developmental Disabilities
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Drinking Water Safety
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Environmental Health

Bat Exposure, Septics, Shellfish safety
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Food Safety

Food handlers’ cards and training, Food Service Permits, Food borne illnesses, Consumer safety
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Housing and Homelessness
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Human Services
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Public Health Emergency
Preparedness and Response
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Senior Services
Meals on Wheels
, Senior Centers, Senior Nutrition Program
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Vital Statistics

Birth certificates, Death certificates, and Notarized paternity acknowledgements
 


We Need Your Voice!

Please complete the attached public survey, which asks for your views on youth substance use in the community. Anyone 18 or older who lives and/or works in Mount Vernon is invited to participate. The survey is hosted by the new Mount Vernon Community Prevention & Wellness Initiative Coalition and is confidential. The results will help the coalition have a clear understanding of what the community needs as it works to address these needs.

ONLINE SURVEY ENGLISH
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SKMTON2017

ONLINE SURVEY SPANISH
https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/SKMTSP2017

If you or someone you know needs a paper version of the survey, or would like more information about the coalition, please contact Coalition Coordinators Christine Valdez at christinev@co.skagit.wa.us or Danika Troupe at Danika.Troupe@UnitedGeneral.org. New members are always welcome!


News


Parents: Make sure your kids have updated vaccines for school
Updated vaccine requirements for schools and daycares can be found on the state Department of Health website [more]

Blue green algae blooms
As Skagit County lakes heat up with the season they may be more likely to have blue green algae blooms.  Blue green algae can produce toxins that can make people and animals sick.  People and pets should stay away from water that has intense color and scum, like spilled paint.  Recreate where lake water appears clear and clean.  More information on blue green algae can be found at www.nwtoxicalgae.org .

Opioid Workgroup
A public health crisis has hit our nation and our local community. Opioid-related deaths have now surpassed motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of accidental death. Learn more.

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