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Employment Opportunity - Internship

Port Townsend, WA, May 2, 2013 


Internship Opportunity
This position will facilitate water quality and shellfish quality initiatives within the county. Day to day activities may involve: environmental sampling, shellfish sampling, data analysis, report composition as well as conducting environmental assessment and environmental monitoring programs. May involve development of policy, procedures and provide technical assistance in developing regulations.


Celebrate Service! National Volunteer Week

Port Townsend, WA, May 1, 2013  – Dedication, enthusiasm, and creativity are just three of the qualities that make Jac Entringer a stand out volunteer in our community. As a facilitator of H.E.A.L. (Health Education and Awareness Leaders),  Jac works with the School-Based Health Center in Chimacum High School to train students as peer educators.


Jefferson County —Environmental Stewardship in Action—Students for Sustainability

Port Townsend, WA, April 17, 2013  – Commitment, dedication, initiative, forthrightness, and savvy…these are the words that describe Ewan Shortess, a Junior at Port Townsend High School and President of Students for Sustainability. Shortess is also a member of the Climate Action Team, a joint city and county committee addressing ways to minimize impacts of global warming by taking actions to reduce waste, energy, and improve efficiencies.


EnviroStars Program is a Return on Investment

Port Townsend, WA, April 16, 2013  – Since 2001, Jefferson County Public Health has been a member of the EnviroStars Cooperative which certifies businesses with exemplary environmental management practices.  A 2012 statewide survey indicated that employees and employers share the same concern about having a healthy workplace.


AmeriCorps projects are a return on investment - Local Impacts of AmeriCorps Service

Port Townsend, WA, March 19, 2013  –  School Based Health Clinics deliver comprehensive medical care to students in local high schools. The services are convenient and save parents and students time by allowing students to stay in school to get their healthcare needs met.


Flu vaccines are here! Get one now to protect yourself during flu season

Port Townsend, WA, October 12, 2012 Flu vaccine is available from many health care providers in our area, in plenty of time to be ready for flu season.


JCPH now able to offer more affordable Birth Control to more people.

Port Townsend, WA, October 11, 2012 Changes to the state/federal program Take Charge allow JCPH to reach new clients; providing  services to those whose income levels may have prevented eligibility previously and to those who may not get services due to their current limited medical coverage. 


RFP - Intensive Co-Occurring Disorders, Mental Health & Substance Abuse Outpatient Adult Treatment


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Jefferson Board of County Commissioners is announcing the availability of funds to provide intensive outpatient care for clients with co-occurring chemical dependency and mental health diagnoses and other mental health or substance abuse treatment needs. This is a12-month term contract to provide clinic and care management services in a structured Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) format. The anticipated total amount available in 2013 is $185,000 – $225,000. Funds for different projects will be divided between agencies. 


Ecology Ready to Start Cleanup Work at Old Irondale Smelter Site

Olympia, August 9, 2012 Cleanup work is scheduled to start this month at the former Irondale Iron and Steel smelter site in Jefferson County.


Certain Jefferson County Recreational Shellfish Beaches Re-open

Port Townsend, WA, August 10, 2012 Quilcene Bay and Dabob Bay have re-opened for recreational shellfishing. Levels of the marine biotoxin that cause Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP) are currently below the recreational closure level.


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