Public Health – Our Health

During Nurse’s Week 2018 the Office of Nursing launched a blog to bring about awareness to the important role that Public Health plays in the care of our community. In the spirit of friendly competition we decided to invite our nursing group to send in suggestions for our official “Name Our Blog Contest”.  After recieving many deserving entries the Office of Nursing is thrilled to announce our winner, Paul Kunkel. His entry was simplistic and to us, embodied our mission at Seattle & King County Public Health. Here are Paul’s thoughts surrounding his entry:

“I suggested that our Nursing Office blog be named “Public Health – Our Health” because I have worked in Public Health for over 27 years – 15 with Chelan-Douglas Health District and 12 with Seattle & King County.  When most people discuss health care, they focus on primary care, procedures, and hospitalizations.  For those of us who work under the radar in Public Health, we know that everyone benefits from the safety net we have built.  Our focus is on prevention and holistic health.  We provide nurturing prenatal, pediatric and family planning care.  We prevent epidemics, strive to diminish community health problems and are prepared to provide services during catastrophic events.  Public Health programs provide a solid foundation for everyone’s health – our health.” ~ Paul

Please join us in celebrating Public Health – Our Health and the extraordinary work that our Nurses do to improve the health of our community!

Blog Winner

Paul Kunkel, Public Health Nurse (left) and Amy Curtis, Nurse Recruiter (right) at Columbia City Center for Public Health

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