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Jefferson County Board of Health Honors 2017 Public Health Heroes

In celebration of National Public Health Month 2017, and in recognition of their efforts to promote community health, Jefferson County Public Health is proud to announce its 2017 Public Health Heroes. 

Based on this 2017 theme, “Healthiest Nation 2030: Create the Healthiest Nation in one Generation.” the Board of Health honored seven recipients at its April Board of Health meeting.



Free Movie Screening & Discussion

Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope

Port Townsend, WA –  The public is invited to an evening with nationally recognized speaker Jim Sporleder and free screening of the film Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope on Tuesday, May 2nd  from 6:00 – 8:30 at the Chimacum High School Auditorium


Chimacum Prevention Coalition in Partnership with Jefferson County Library and Port Townsend Film Festival to Host Film "Drawing the Tiger with Director Amy Benson

Port Townsend, WA –  The public is invited Monday, April 10, 5:30 – 8:00, at the Jefferson County Library, to a screening and discussion, led by film director Amy Benson, of the film Drawing the Tiger, which is a featured film in the PTFF Women and Film weekend. This presentation is sponsored by the Chimacum Prevention Coalition (CPD), the Jefferson County Library, the Port Townsend Film Festival (PTFF), and the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery.


March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month!

Port Townsend, WA –  The Jefferson County Developmental Disability Board and Jefferson County Public Health, the Developmental Disabilities (DD) Program is proud to celebrate National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, by recognizing the valuable contributions people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities are making every day in Jefferson County.  


Jefferson County Public Health is Celebrating 2017's National Public Health Week beginning April 3rd

Port Townsend, WA – Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is celebrating National Public Health Week April 3-9. This year the National Public Health Week theme is Healthiest Nation 2030- Create the Healthiest Nation in one Generation . This year we we're celebrating the power of prevention, advocating for healthy and fair policies, sharing strategies for successful partnerships and championing the role of a strong public health system.


WIC helps Jefferson County Families Make Ends Meet

Port Townsend, WA – Port Townsend, WA, January 30, 2017 – As food costs and economic challenges mount, many young families turn to the Jefferson County Public Health - Women, Infants and Children (WIC) supplementary food program to help them close the gaps in a family food budget.


Jefferson County Invites Applications for Open Space Projects

Port Townsend, WA – Port Townsend, WA – Jefferson County welcomes applications to protect important open space lands through the county’s Conservation Futures Program.


Public Health Staff earns Exemplary Lifetime Achievement Award


Second EnviroStar Business Certified in Port Ludlow

Port Townsend, WA – Jefferson County Environmental Health is excited to announce that Port Ludlow Dentistry is our second business in Port Ludlow to qualify for the EnviroStars program, coming in at the 4-star level!  They join Port Ludlow Marina who is both an EnviroStar and a Clean Marina Washington.  The mission of EnviroStars is to provide assistance and incentives for smaller businesses to reduce hazardous materials and waste in order to protect public health, municipal systems, and the environment.


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