Save the date (again!) for the first annual Best Starts for Kids Summit: Communities Building Impact.

Join us for our first Best Starts for Kids Virtual Summit! The theme is Communities Building Impact and we are excited to welcome Best Starts partners for networking, peer-to-peer learning, and hearing what’s next for Best Starts for Kids. When: Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a special preview day on August 17.…

New Videos from “Don’t Hang on to Meds”

Don’t Hang on to Meds is a program from the Behavioral Health and Recovery Division of the King County Department of Community and Human Services which educates people about safe medicine return. Don’t Hang on to Meds! Medicine return drop-boxes are located at grocery stores, pharmacies, clinics and other locations in King County. Find one…

Community and School Resources in King County

During these changing times and with school closures, some of our community members in King County have reached out to find out where to locate resources such as food, utility assistance, health care/ health plans, and learning/ educational sources. LaTonya Rogers who is with the Department of Community and Human Services Behavioral Health and Recovery…

Join Us at the King County School-to-Work Transition Fair 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H81uDgoMTV8 This year's promo video for the King County School-to-Work Transition Fair These two great events are coming up soon and we need your help to promote them. Our goal is to reach more parents, students and teachers to join us at the fair. Even if you are not involved in this community per se,…

Woman speaking at Somali Community Cafe

Developmental Screening for All: Building an Equitable System for Developmental Screening, Referral, and Connection

This post was originally published to the Best Starts for Kids blog. This is the third post in our blog series “Developmental Screening for All.” For the past year, Best Starts for Kids has been gathering feedback from community members and partners to better understand the successes, gaps and disparities related to developmental screening, referral and…

Adult workers with disabilities

Celebrating Disability Awareness Month

In King County, we celebrate National Disability Awareness Month in October to honor the many positive contributions that people with disabilities bring to the workplace. This is a time to educate ourselves and each other about the issues that our valued coworkers still face. We need to bring this much-needed awareness to our workplace—ever-striving for progress by…