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: health and wellness differences affected by factors like race, ethnicity, and income.
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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.
The Healthy King County Coalition (HKCC) is a group of local organizations and individuals united in our common vision of health equity and justice for everyone, regardless of where they live. We are 40+ organizations, such as Center for Multicultural Health, FEEST, SeaMar, Global to Local, Public Health Seattle King County, Seattle Children’s, and APICAT, but we raise our voice as one, loud and strong.
Healthy choices are not equally easy to make in all King County neighborhoods. More than 4,300 people die from heart disease, lung cancer, stroke, and diabetes in King County every year. Poor nutrition, lack of physical activity, and use and exposure to tobacco put people at higher risk for these health problems. This is particularly true for people of color, people with lower incomes, and those living in south Seattle and south King County.
Healthy King County Coalition (HKCC) believes everyone should have equal access to healthy options, lifestyles, and environments. We aim to reduce health inequities by improving nutrition, increasing physical activity, and decreasing smoking rates and other tobacco use. We embrace the multidimensional expertise of our members in navigating poverty, racism, language, and cultural barriers to attain health equity and justice.
To put it concisely: health equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to attain his or her full health potential and no one is disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances. (Definition from the CDC.)