New Funding Opportunity: Community Driven Behavioral Health in King County

A new funding opportunity is available from the MIDD Behavioral Health Sales Tax Fund for creative, innovative, and culturally and linguistically responsive approaches to increasing awareness and access to behavioral health services, building communities of support, and promoting life and wellness assets within BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities in King County.

The 2020 MIDD Annual Report and Results Dashboard are live!

We are pleased to announce the release of the 2020 MIDD Annual Report! We’re also excited to announce the new and improved MIDD Results Dashboard, where you can dig into detailed data and results interactively.

Giving Thanks to Frontline Behavioral Health Workers

Kelli Nomura, director of the King County Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD), spoke at a lunch event to say thank you to frontline behavioral health workers at Recovery Café. Kelli shared a few words of gratitude to honor the 14 Recovery Café frontline workers who were nominated as behavioral health heroes.

King County Launches Youth Fentanyl Overdose Prevention Campaign

With drug overdose and deaths rising alarmingly among youth, King County today launched a new fentanyl overdose prevention campaign, targeted specifically to reach young people between the ages of 14 to 18 years old. Called Laced & Lethal, the campaign is designed to teach teens about the risk of buying pills and powders potentially laced…

New funding for Community Driven Behavioral Health in King County

Nationally, the current health system creates barriers that challenge providers and payers in providing whole person care and improving population health. According to the King County Community Health Needs Assessment 2018/2019, “People of color and low- income residents are at disproportionate risk of being uninsured and having poor health and social outcomes". Many health and…

New funding for behavioral health services in rural King County

Rural populations face significant health disparities compared to their urban counterparts. Rural community members are more likely to die from heart disease, cancer, unintentional injury, chronic lower respiratory disease, and stroke than community members in urban areas. Risk factors contributing to these health disparities include social isolation, stigma, lower socioeconomic status, higher rates of health…