Affordable Care Act Information

Washington State ACA Information

Local Health Activities

Women-Only Swims and Lessons
Several Seattle public pools (YMCA, Meadowbrook and Rainier Beach) have women-only swim times on Saturdays/Sundays (various times) with female staff and windows covered for privacy. This provides women a safe, private time to exercise and learn to swim. Check with individual pools for their schedule of women-only gender swimming and lessons for females ages twelve and up. You can call each pool for specific details or find information at the Seattle Parks and Recreation Pools website.

Women Only Fitness
NOTE: Currently not happening due to COVID-19 restrictions but they hope to bring this back in the future. Fitness times for women only at the Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave S., Seattle. Read article in the Tukwila Reporter article: Women in Tukwila find their own place to keep fit.

Low-Income Residents Eat Healthier with Seattle’s “Fresh Bucks” Program
Building on a successful pilot in 2012, the City of Seattle – in partnership with other groups around Seattle – has launched an expanded Fresh Bucks program. Fresh Bucks doubles the value of produce purchases made with SNAP electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards at all Seattle Farmers Markets. EBT users receive $10 in Fresh Bucks per day for the purchase of fruits and vegetables when they purchase a minimum of $10 with their EBT card.

Local Health Clinics and Resources

King County 211
King County 2-1-1 provides comprehensive information on health and human services available to King County residents.

Public Health Center – Seattle & King County
Public Health Centers located in Seattle and King County.

Community Health Centers
Community Health Centers in Seattle & King County; some Dental Services listed.

Health Resources and Services Administraton (HRSA)
Low income clinics you can search by zip code.

Health Point
Community Health Centers in King County.

Social Service Resources for Immigrants and Refugees

Puget Sound Immigrants and Refugee Resource Organizations
List of Puget Sound organizations that provide resources for local immigrant and refugee populations.

Other Resources

Voices of Seattle’s East African Community: An Overview of Community Issues and Opportunities
The Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) and the City of Seattle commissioned this report to capture an overview of the present issues and opportunities in Seattle’s East African communities. Findings and recommendations are presented across topic areas including: Housing and Gentrification, Economic Prosperity, Public Safety and Youth, Education; Family, Social Services and Health; Culture and Identity, Civic Engagement and Relationship with the City, Community-based Organizations and Community Centers. PDF – 78 pages.

Evidence-Based Public Health Training Series — Northwest Center for Public Health Practice
The Evidence-Based Public Health Training Series consists of nine modules that cover core concepts, such as defining public health issues, conducting community assessments, prioritizing options, and evaluating program and policy impacts. You may take each of the modules individually and receive a certificate for each one. If you choose to complete all nine modules, you will also receive a certificate for the series as a whole.