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King County Equity and Social Justice

Project ID: 552

CIC Case Study: Promising Practices supporting Community Health Assessment

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Year Project Began:
Year of Latest Report:
Last Update: 08/01/13
Project LocationSeattle / King County
Lead OrganizationKing County Council
Type of OrganizationGovernment - Local

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Geographic Scope (The level of geography at which the indicator data is collected):
Municipality, County

Issue Areas:


Project Description

King County serves all residents by promoting fairness and opportunity and eliminating inequities. The Inter-Branch Team, with representation from all branches, departments, agencies and offices of county government, facilitates accountability and collaboration in order to advance the "fair and just" principle within the county. For the past several years, ESJ has helped to shape and change policy, outreach, communications and planning in King County government.

Practices Relevant to Community Health Assessment

Promising Practices (definitions):

  • Social determinants focus
    This County wide initiative is a promising practice for advancing equity and social justice, addressing some of the most fundamental causes of persistent health disparities. Impact Review is a practical tool available for use and includes examples about how it is used to advance equity across all County programs.
  • Sustainability of Process
    The initiative is sustained through policies, including a County Ordinance, and integrated with the County strategic plan. Interbranch teams support the initiative, including intensive community engagement.


Social Determinants:
Does project address Social Determinants of Health? Yes

Health Connection

Local Health Department(s) involvement? None

What framework does this project use if any?

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Community Indicators – Performance Measures Integration

Does this project have Community Indicators?: Yes

Does this project have Performance Measures?: Yes

Has this project integrated Community Indicators and Performance Measures?: No

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