Health

Health Insurance

The Affordable Care Act has met insurance coverage for more than 9000 residents. Unfortunately, there are still too few providers to meet the medical needs. Goal: ≥ state rate

Suicide

The suicide rate is comparable to all of Washington state. Too many suicides, however, occur in the age group 20-34 years. Teen suicide rate is low. Goal: ≤ state rate

Alcohol and Drug Related Deaths

For many years deaths due to drug and alcohol abuse have remained higher than the state average. This report shows an improvement in this area, however, drug use, binge drinking, and other risky behaviors can shorten a person’s life. Goal:≤ state rate

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