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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 equitable 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 Jessica Guidry, Equity Program Manager, at Jessica.guidry@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:


Recent Presentations on Kitsap Public Health Board Resolution 2021-01


Antiracism resolutions in the United States

Across the country, local and state leaders are declaring racism a public health crisis or emergency. These declarations are an important first step in the movement to advance racial equity and justice and must be followed by allocation of resources and strategic action. To learn more, and see a map of declarations in the United States, visit the American Public Health Association declaration page.

On March 28, 2019, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) issued Directive 19-01 reaffirming DOH's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural humility.

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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