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    A blog by your local public health experts.

    When mpox arrived in Pierce County, lots of people were scared. Thankfully, we had been working for months to offer help and ease their concerns.

    Summer is here. The weather is warm and nice.   You may head to your favorite park for a nap in the shade.

    You may see our ad campaign soon on YouTube, TikTok, or a billboard.

    Juneteenth isn’t just about celebrating a day or a single historical event.

    UPDATED: 04/19/2023 What role does alcohol play in our children’s lives?   A larger role than we’d like, but recent data shows reason hope.

    In 2020, Black women in the United States were 3 times more likely to die due to pregnancy related complications while pregnant than white women.

    It doesn’t matter if you’re 9 or 90. One aspect of your health needs daily, weekly and monthly check-ins.  Your mental health.

    Eastside neighbors told us they wanted multicultural celebrations through Tacoma Creates voting last year.

    Substance misuse, overdoses and drug-related deaths continue to rise in Pierce County and around the state.

    Many people suffered in the last few years. The complex events of 2020 and 2021 took a toll on our families, neighbors, and communities.

    With COVID-19 precautions winding down, flu cases and deaths jumped back to pre-pandemic levels this season.