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    Media Contacts

    For members of the news media


    Kenny Via, Content and Media Relations Manager

    Cell: (253) 720-2606

    Brett Cihon, Communications Specialist

    Cell: (253) 999-0501

    Edie Jeffers, Communications and Community Relations Director
    Phone: (253) 649-1536
    Cell: (253) 405-6822
    Fax:  (253) 649-1395

    On nights and weekends, you can reach our PIO on call at (253) 649-1419.

    News Archive

    Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department’s Board of Health members voted for Jani Hitchen to succeed Catherine Ushka as Board Chair and
    Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department will close its building at 3629 S. D St., Tacoma, WA 98418 on Thursday, June 27,
    We are greatly saddened to learn that our Board of Health Chair, Catherine Ushka, has passed away.

    Director of Public Health Chantell Harmon Reed has appointed Dr. Jay Miller as the Health Officer for Tacoma-Pierce County Health

    Chantell Harmon Reed, a dynamic public health leader with decades of experience in public health, health care and business, begins
    Join us for this year’s Opioid Summit to promote community healing, learn anti-stigma strategies, and amplify the voices of people
    Chantell Harmon Reed, a doctoral candidate in public health at Tulane University, will become the director of public health at
    Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department recognizes 3 recipients that showed leadership to improve community health outcomes. We honored these agencies virtually

    On Feb. 2, 2024, we lifted the toxic algae caution advisory for Spanaway Lake. The water is safe for people

    Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department moves closer to getting a new Director of Public Health.

    Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department lifted its high-bacteria advisory for Thea Foss Waterway in Tacoma.

    We recommend you don’t swim or wade anywhere in the Thea Foss Waterway.

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