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KITSAP PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT PROMOTES EQUITY

Kitsap Public Health District is committed to promoting equity and dismantling racist systems that damage the health of Kitsap County residents. We believe all Kitsap residents should have equal opportunity to live healthy and safe lives.

 

Updates and resources related to our equity work will be posted to this page. If you have questions or suggestions, please email pio@kitsappublichealth.org

Kitsap Public Health Board resolution "Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis"

On May 4, 2021, the Kitsap Public Health Board adopted a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis. Resolution 2021-01 commits the Health Board and Kitsap Public Health District to taking specific, meaningful actions to address institutionalized and systemic racism. Learn more:

Supporting equity in the COVID-19 pandemic

Kitsap Public Health is collaborating with community members and organizations to improve equity in the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations. This work includes hosting a regular COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Collaborative, supporting clinics offering vaccination for underserved populations, distributing educational materials in a variety of languages and formats, and sharing vaccination data. Learn more:

 

June 2020 Letter to Community

Kitsap Public Health District leadership published an open letter to the community following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Read the letter here.

2017 Health Disparity Report

Kitsap Public Health District published a report identifying disparities in health outcomes among different population groups in Kitsap County. Read the report here.

Diversity within Kitsap Public Health District

Kitsap Public Health District is committed to employing a diverse workforce that reflects the communities it serves. The dashboard below compares demographics of the Health District employees with the county population as a whole.


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