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Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
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The Kittitas County Public Health Department (KCPHD) and Kittitas County Board of County Commissioners proclaim National Public Health Week (NPHW), April 2-6, 2018, and recognize it as a time to highlight issues that are important to improving our nation’s health. NPHW focuses its efforts on a different theme each year, with this year’s focus being the generation of public health.
Kittitas County has recognized National Public Health Week through a formal resolution signed on March 15, 2018, which states that the Kittitas County Board of Commissioners proclaim the week of April 2-6, 2018 as National Public Health Week, and urge all residents to recognize its significance, and its mission to be “Generation Public Health” in order to become a healthier and happier United States by 2030.
KCPHD Administrator Robin Read affirms “National Public Health Week is an opportunity to recognize the impact of public health efforts in communities as well as encourage everyone to do their part in making our communities healthier.”
The American Public Health Association (APHA) acknowledges “…where we live, work, worship and play impacts each of us and can determine our health and how long we live.” Each day of the week focuses on one public health topic that is crucial to future actions to create the healthiest nation. These topics include: Behavioral Health, Communicable Diseases, Environmental Health, Injury and Violence Prevention and Ensuring the Right to Health. For more information on the topics or the APHA, please follow the link: http://www.nphw.org/nphw-2018
KCPHD continues its mission to prevent the spread of disease, promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles, as well as support public health systems. In alignment with the daily topics of NPHW 2018, below are services and programs offered by the KCPHD that fall under each category.
Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at http://co.kittitas.wa.us
Kasey Knutson, Public Information Officer, 509-962-7515
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.