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Public Health Initiatives and Funding

School-based Health Centers and School Nurses

Success and economic opportunity in life can be directly linked to the level of education a young person attains. The City of Seattle invests in School-Based Health Centers and School Nurses to keep children who aren't performing well academically healthy and in school.

Ten public high schools and four middle schools in Seattle have a health center. These centers provide health assessment and services include nursing care, mental health services, management of chronic illnesses, prevention programs and immunizations. School nursing services provides screening for academic risk and population-based health services across health center sites and other programs.

The City of Seattle has funded school-based health centers since the early 1990s. City Families and Education Levy funds are allocated through Public Health-Seattle & King County, the agency responsible for overseeing the program. During the 2010-2011 school year, we are spending more than $4 million on school based health centers and school nurses.

Funded Agencies and Programs for the 2010-2011 School Year


For more information about the health centers, visit the
School-based Health Centers Web site

For more information about City of Seattle public health programs and services, call 206-684-0684 or e-mail

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Seattle Human Services Department
Street address: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 5800, Seattle, WA 98104
Mailing address: PO Box 34215, Seattle, WA 98124-4215

Phone: 206-386-1001
Fax: 206-233-5119
TTY/TTD: 206-233-2778

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