Close this search box.
Close this search box.

Recent News

Visit the Health News and Alerts page

May 15, 2024

Key messages

  • Dr. Jay Miller is our Health Officer.
  • Need help with maternal mental health? We’ve got programs for you.
  • The Board of Health will hold its regular meeting today, May 15


Welcome Health Officer Dr. Jay Miller

Dr. Jay Miller started as Health Officer on Monday, May 13. He:

  • Will serve as the medical expert for the agency and our community.
  • Was a Regional Medical Officer for Washington State Department of Health.
  • Has dedicated much of his career to working with traditionally underserved communities.

Learn more about Dr. Miller and his role to help protect our community on our website and in this release we published last month to announce his hiring.

We can help with maternal mental health

Want help navigating pregnancy? How about in your child’s earliest years? Programs like Nurse-Family Partnership and Black Infant Health work to protect maternal mental health in our community.

  • These programs link parents with unmet mental health needs to behavioral health specialists.
  • Home visiting services have the power to radically improve health and life outcomes for you and your communities.
  • Interested in learning more? Check out these programs!

Questions? Email Jax Hermer at

Board of Health will hold regular meeting today, May 15

The Board of Health will meet today, May 15, for its regular monthly meeting after holding a retreat earlier this month. You can see a presentation about our work with folks who live in East Tacoma, which is one of our Communities of Focus.

Find the agenda on our website. Questions? Email Pat Darden at

Read and share our reliable information

Stay informed on many health topics affecting you, your family, and your community. Let’s work together to protect and improve the health of all people and places in Pierce County.

Sign up for our email updates!