PUBLIC HEALTH
PROGRAMMING & SERVICES
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Public health is the collective effort to protect, prolong, & improve the lives of people in our communities.

The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle’s Public Health programming and services are designed to both bring awareness to and address a variety of health and community care-related challenges impacting Black people.

If you are a WA state resident, the buttons in this section can assist you with accessing state provided COVID-19 resources.

Click any button for quick access!

TAKE A LOOK INSIDE

Public Health Equity Department Toolkit

This toolkit contains essential information pertaining the to the operations of and services offered by the Public Health Equity Department at the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle. This can be used as a portfolio-like guide to the ULMS PHE Department’s variety of health education opportunities, direct health services, and preventative health resources.

NEW PROGRAM

Healthcare insurance enrollment assistance available NOW!

DID YOU KNOW: Black people in King County are two times less likely to have health insurance than white people and are also less likely to access preventative screenings that save lives? Our goal is to change that!

ULMS will now offer healthcare insurance enrollment assistance at no cost through our team of Certified Health Navigators!

We are excited to announce our ULMS Public Health team members are now Certified Health Navigators!

This added certification gives our team the ability to enroll community members into health insurance through the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, as well as Orca Lift (reduced fares on public transit)!

In Washington State, Medicaid is called Apple Health. Apple Health provides preventative care, like cancer screenings, treatment for diabetes and high blood pressure, and many other health care services.

You may be eligible for Apple Health for Adults coverage if you:

  • Are age 19 through 64.

  • Have annual household income at or below the Medicaid standard

  • Are a U.S. citizen or meet Medicaid immigration requirements. *

  • Are not entitled to Medicare.

  • *Note: if you are pregnant or a child (18 or under), citizenship status is not a factor. If

    you are income-eligible, you may qualify for Apple Health for Children or Apple Health for Pregnant people!

NOTE: If you’re not eligible for Apple Health, don’t worry! You may qualify for help with your health insurance or for other health services. You may even qualify for special enrollment into a Qualified Washington Health Plan. And there are many community clinics that will see you! Visit Washington Healthplanfinder or meet with a Navigator to learn your options.

We are excited to help you start the process of healthcare enrollment!

The first step will be to click the ‘Get Started’ button to fill out a brief 3 question interest form and set up a meeting with our Public Health team!

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Black Lives Matter, which means Black Health Matters too.

Vaccine education & outreach for us, by us.

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Healthy Black minds equal healthy Black lives.

Mental health resources & information hub.

Community Outreach Gallery

Check out this gallery of our Public Health team’s community outreach efforts! Be on the lookout for upcoming events and activities in King County!

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The King County Clean Water Plan

Wastewater system, wet weather, pollution reduction, & financial plan. 

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Our COVID-19 Response

Emergency services, support, & programming to combat COVID-19.