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  • Your Reliable Source

    A blog by your local public health experts.

    Our mission is to protect and improve the health of all people and places in Pierce County. We look to a leader like Fannie Lou

    Do you know your risk of heart disease?

    Just over 3 years ago, Pierce County Council passed a 0.1% sales tax to fund work to improve Behavioral Health in our community.

    Racism is a public health crisis. In 2020, our Board of Health passed a resolution declaring it so.

    A Pierce County woman died from flu on Dec. 2. She was in her 70s and had underlying health conditions.

    You may have tried to quit smoking. Give it another try! It’s never too late to quit.

    You may notice people wearing orange shirts in the next few days. They are honoring our indigenous communities.

    You may know someone who died by suicide. Many of us do.

    In recent years, we’ve responded to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as things like measles outbreaks, train derailments, wildfire smoke and more.

    Fall is almost here. Time for football, pumpkin spice, and seeing leaves change color.