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.

Containers of multi-colored paint viewed from above, with hand holding paint brush dipping into one

Recovery Month Art & Poetry Contest Announcement! Submissions due August 20th. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 3RD!

National Recovery Month, which is celebrated in September every year, is approaching soon. In preparation, King County Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD) has announced its Recovery Art and Poetry Contest. This year’s theme is “Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community."

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.

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…

Safe medicine return box

National drug take back day October 24: A good reminder that safe medicine disposal saves lives

Since 2016, DCHS has promoted awareness and use of free and confidential neighborhood medicine disposal programs as a strategy to prevent opioid overdose death, medicine abuse and suicide. DCHS, along with partners that include King County Waste Management and Washington Poison Center, produced a successful “Don’t Hang on to Meds” public health messaging campaign focused…