Welcoming Communications Specialists to the BSK Team!

We are thrilled to welcome Erin Murphy and Hannah Johnson to the Best Starts for Kids Team. Erin and Hannah will be leading communications for the initiative and will be working closely with our new team of Best Starts project managers. Erin’s background as a nonprofit professional and independent consultant is rooted in strategic communications, … Continued

If kids aren’t healthy, kids can’t learn

Last week, we announced a funding opportunity through Best Starts to create three new school-based health centers in our region.  School-based health centers are a powerful tool to improve academic achievement and decrease health inequities. As Jonathan Martin points out in his opinion piece, For a school system looking for better outcomes, the return-on-investment for mental-health care … Continued

We’re Hiring: Trauma Informed Systems Strategic Advisor

Best Starts for Kids is hiring a Strategic Advisor to develop and oversee the implementation of the Trauma Informed Schools and Organizations investment area within Best Starts for Kids. The position will also leverage opportunities to support trauma informed approaches within King County. For more information about this position, please view the job description here. … Continued

We’re Hiring an Administrative Specialist

We are excited to announce that we are hiring an Administrative Specialist III (AS III) position to support Best Starts for Kids which includes the Communities of Opportunity (COO) staff team. We are looking for individuals who can lead and manage complex administrative projects that involve multiple tasks and partners. For more information about this opportunity, visit the job … Continued

Request for Proposals open for new School-Based Health Centers – Due April 5

Best Starts for Kids will be supporting three new school-based health centers (SBHCs) in King County. The Request for Proposals can be found here. The new SBHCs will support students across our geographically diverse region to address health disparities among youth. These new centers will focus on: Schools with few or no SBHCs in their … Continued

Welcoming three new inspiring Program Managers to the BSK Team!

We are thrilled to welcome Kerry Wade, Megan McJennett and Vitoria Lin to the Best Starts for Kids Team Policy and Program Team. Kerry, Megan and Vitoria will be helping to roll-out the next phase of Best Starts for Kids which includes providing project management for the BSK implementation plan, continued work with the Children … Continued

We’re hiring Communications Specialists

We are enthusiastically looking for two Communications Specialists to further the goals of Best Starts for Kids. We are recruiting two Communications Specialist III positions for the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) and Public Health – Seattle & King County communications teams, with one position serving in each department. We are looking for … Continued