Prenatal to Five Open House and Drop In Hours

Interested in learning more about Best Starts for Kids prenatal-to-five funding opportunities this fall and winter? We have multiple opportunities for you to hear from Best Starts for Kids staff in person! Come see us at our Open House on 10/26 at the Renton Community Center or at any one of our scheduled “Drop In Hours” throughout the county during October and November. Read on to learn more.

Best Starts for Kids’ Road Show

We are now excited to share our road show calendar! Each 1.5 hour community meeting will be focused on Best Starts for Kids’ information with numerous BSK staff present. You can expect a short presentation followed by breakout sessions with BSK staff. You’ll have an opportunity to learn more about the RFP process, data, evaluation and community partnerships. Please read on for locations and times.

Community-owned data is our truest form of accountability

By Nadine Chan, PhD, MPH Epidemiologist, Public Health – Seattle & King County At a recent Communities of Opportunity meeting, Sili Savusa—a neighborhood leader in White Center—proudly shared findings from a community-led health survey. It is in fact the most comprehensive health survey in the neighborhood and captures the concerns, assets, equity issues, and diversity within the…

What we heard from community conversations

Over the past two months, we’ve had the opportunity to hear from hundreds of people that reflect the diversity of our King County region. Through a series of ten community conversations, we received feedback on the direction of the Best Starts for Kids implementation plan.

That input is incorporated into the implementation plan that Executive Constantine transmitted to King County Council on June 1, 2016.