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May 8, 2024

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  • Summer is a time to swim safely.
  • Find the mental health resources you need.
  • The Board of Health will hold its regular meeting May 15.


Have fun, swim safe this summer!

Summertime is almost here! And for many families, that means playing in a pool, lake, or river. While water is fun, it can also be dangerous.

  • Drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages 1-4 in the U.S.
  • Activities like swimming, boating, fishing, and others all pose a risk.
  • Before summer gets into full swing, make sure you’re safe. Take steps to protect your family.

Learn more in this Your Reliable Source blog.

Get the mental health resources you need

May is Mental Health Awareness month. It’s a great time to foster open dialogue, cultivate empathy and understanding, ask for support, build new connections, and share resources.

Learn more on our behavioral health webpage. Questions? Email Elizabeth Allen at

Board of Health will hold regular meeting May 15

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

Look for an agenda our website later this week. Questions? Email Pat Darden at

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