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Map of Seattle showing by zip code which areas are most vulnerable to COVID-19

Mapping vaccine access

New mapping tool developed by DEOHS helps City of Seattle prioritize equitable access to COVID-19 vaccination

February 22, 2021 | Jolayne Houtz

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A sign on a door reads "No Mask No Entry" as a worker in a face mask cleans a counter in the background.

Vulnerable workers face COVID-19 risk

Women, workers of color filling most ‘high-hazard/low-reward’ jobs in Washington, says a new report from DEOHS and our partners

 

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Three people with face masks on stand in front of a fence with houses in background. Person in middle holds a clipboard and pen, person on right gives a peace sign and is wearing a t-shirt that reads "SERVE LOCAL."

Where you live could influence your COVID-19 risk

King County neighborhoods with highest COVID-19 rates also face higher air pollution and socioeconomic inequities, DEOHS research shows

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Three people in hard hats work on a hillside with a small fire burning, one spraying water from a hose.

Living with fire

DEOHS and The Nature Conservancy bring health into future West Coast forest management

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Portrait of woman dressed in red, sitting in front of a brick wall.

One-of-a-kind education

With help from mentors, a recent DEOHS alum created a customized educational experience

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Two forest workers in a forest, one in the foreground cutting a tree trunk with a chainsaw wearing a helmet, ear protection, safety visor, orange vest and gloves.

Virtual training for wildfire prevention

New DEOHS-led project develops VR simulations to protect health and safety of forest workers who fend off wildfires

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Artist drawing of the facade of a new UW building under construction.

Groundbreaking: New Health Sciences Education Building

New integrated teaching and training facility under construction to provide UW health sciences students with collaborative learning space

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