Thurston County facilities are now open to the public with restrictions, including maintaining physical distancing of at least six feet at all times and, per the Washington State Secretary of Health’s face covering order wearing a cloth face covering or mask. If you come to county facilities, please be prepared for potentially long wait times or lines due to distancing guidelines. We continue to encourage residents to access county services online, by phone, by email, or through the use of drop boxes located outside of county buildings.
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Health Equity

​Equity

Achieving the highest level of health and well-being for all people

​Disparity

Avoidable differences between groups of people created by societal barriers and systematic exclusion from opportunities

Current Projects

Health Equity Community Health Assessment

The Department, in partnership with Thurston Thrives, is conducting a community health assessment. Findings will begin to be available late 2019 through early 2020.

Presentations

The Department is currently providing community presentations on Youth and Health Equity using local Healthy Youth Survey data. Contact us to request a presentation.

Approach

​The Department is committed to a course of action that reduces, and ultimately eliminates, health disparities so that optimal health for all is possible.