Thursday, February 7, 2019

Meet Thurston County's New Office of Housing and Homeless Prevention Coodinator

Keylee Marineau hits the ground running in her new role. Working together across jurisdictions, she hopes to have positive impacts.
Keylee is second from the right -- here with other Thurston County Public Health staff at the Point-in-Time census in Olympia.

Good Idea to get Immunized for Measles

With the recent measles outbreak in Clark County, Dr. Wood, the Thurston County Health Officer reminds us to: Get the facts about measles, then be sure you’re immunized.

Hazardous Weather "Code Blue" Extension

Thurston County Public Health has issues an indefinite extension of code blue through the Office of Housing and Homeless Prevention. To learn more, read the news release here:

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Learn More About Thurston County Syringe Services

The Syringe Services Program provides many community benefits:
  • Minimize disease transmission
  • Provide harm reduction services
  • Provide case management and linkage to treatment
  • Provide referral to services and supports
  • Provide resources for opioid overdose response and naloxone administration
In fact, the bottom line for this program is that it means more people are alive and in recovery
Learn more here:

Men's Health is Important Year Round

Even when it's not "Movember" it's important for men to take care of their health. Learn more about "Movember" and health issues that affect men from the Thurston County Health Officer:  

Then check out this great video encouraging men to be men "of more words" from 

Thurston County Environmental Health Fee Increase Approved

The Thurston County Board of Health approved a 10% Environmental Fee Increase. The increase is intended to improve services to both residents and businesses in the County, and reduce wait times when processing land use and septic permits. The fee proposal increases most Environmental Health fees by 10% and these resources will help the citizens by:

  • Improving customer service quality
  • Reducing permit backlog times for customers
  • Reducing overtime costs
  • Decreasing deferred/delayed work
To learn more, visit:

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Colder Weather Doesn't Have to Mean No Exercise

Is the cold weather getting you down?  Are you stuck in the house with your family trying not to get on each other's nerves because you think it's just too cold to go outside.  Here are some tips on becoming more active as a family: