NUHSA Updates

  • 25 Jul 2013 7:32 PM | Beth Green (Administrator)

    Highlights City Health Profiles

    City health profile is a public health report that provides information on health indicators and their determinants.1 The purpose of the report is to inform policy-makers, government agencies, and the public about population health at the local level.

    The North King County information is reported for three Health Reporting Areas (HRAs):

    • ·         Shoreline
    • ·         Kenmore/Lake Forest Park
    • ·         Bothell/Woodinville

    A link to the full reports and maps can be found at


    Population: The 2010 population of the five cities was 114,093.2The population of North King County increased 3.2 % between 2000 and 2010 with the growth occurring in Kenmore, Bothell and Woodinville. Shoreline’s growth was flat and Lake Forest Park lost 2.1%. As a bench mark, King County’s population increased by 11.2 % between 2000 and 2010. The area has a higher percent of adults 65 and older than King County (10.9%) ranging from 11.1% in Woodinville to 15.2% in Shoreline, which has the second highest percent of elderly in King County.

    Race Ethnicity: The largest non-white population group is Asian with Chinese the largest group in all three HRAs ranging from 24.7% to 29.7% of the Asian population. The second largest group was Filipino in Shoreline, Lake Forest Park and Kenmore and Asian Indian in Bothell and Kenmore. Koreans made up the third largest group in all three HRAs. The Hispanic population varied from 5.7% of the population in Kenmore/Lake Forest Park to 8.7% in Bothell/Woodinville.


    The percent of people below the federal poverty level ranged from 6% in Woodinville to 8% in Shoreline. The number of people below 200% of poverty, an income that provides a “living wage” level of income, ranges from 13% in Kenmore/Lake Forest Park to 21% in Shoreline.

    Non-English Speaking At Home:  ranged from 15% in Woodinville to 24% in          Shoreline.

    Rental Housing Cost Burden: Ranges from 45% in Bothell to 55% in Woodinville. Burdened is defined as renters paying more than 30% of their incomes for rent.

                1 The report is produced by the Assessment, Policy Development & Evaluation Unit at             Public Health Seattle&King County. For more information and updates contact      

    2 Population of Bothell includes only the King County portion. Information on percent of change 2000 to 2010 added by NUHSA to provide context.

    Leading Causes of Death

    In Shoreline the top three causes were Heart Disease, Cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease. In Kenmore/Lake Forest Park and Bothell Woodinville the top two causes of death were Cancer first, followed by Heart Disease with Alzheimer’s third.

    Health Risk Factors and Chronic Disease:

    Nine different indicators are tracked such as smoking, excessive alcohol use and physical activity Shoreline ranked second highest among the 25 HRA’s for excessive alcohol consumption, and Bothell Woodinville ranked sixth highest for having high blood cholesterol.

    Injury and Violence Related Mortality

    Five different indicators are tracked.  The age-adjusted rate for one indicator, falls, among the three HRA’s is similar ranging from 11.0 to 11.7 per 100,000. Shoreline had the highest rate of suicide at 12.4 per 100,000 and Bothell/Woodinville the lowest rate at 7.7 per 100,000.

    Maternal and Child Health

    Six indicators are used including the adolescent birth rate per 1000 females 15-17, which varied from 3.6 in Kenmore/Lake Forest Park to 6.1 for Bothell/Woodinville.

    Access to Care and Preventive Services

    Eight indicators are used including the percent of the population 18-64 without health insurance which was 17% for Shoreline and Kenmore/Lake Forest Park and 15% for Bothell/ Woodinville. 


  • 12 Jun 2013 12:11 PM | Beth Green (Administrator)

    NUHSA Networks Highlights

    Participants attending the May 30th networking left with information and community connections that will help them be more effective in delivering services. Some highlights:

    • ·         Representatives from the International Community Health Services announced the opening of a primary care clinic in 2014 in Shoreline offering medical, dental, behavioral health and pharmacy services. Details: Teresita Batayola, CEO,
    • ·         Rob, Beem, the NUHSA Representative to the Low Income Bus Fare Advisory Committee described the difficulty in developing a low-income fare that would be simple to administer, at a time King County METRO is facing a projected 17% drop in revenue in 2014. There are no plans to drop the discounted bus tickets available to human service agencies.
    • ·         The work of the King County Transformational Panel will be completed in June and will involve integration of human services and health services and be targeted to “hot spots”,  high need individuals and specific geographic targets. Participants were urged to voice their concerns during the upcoming public comment period especially regarding the need for a new designated revenue source for human services. Details:
    • ·         Newly appointed King County Council Member Rod Dembowksi  pledged human services will be his top issue.
    • ·         Beginning October 1, The Center for Human Services will be offering in-person assisters to help people select and sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
    • ·         The deadline for submitting projects for United Way’s Day of Caring Is July 19th. Details: Trey Baughman,
    • ·         Outreach event s July 11th to Korean Community and to people of modest means August 7 to involve them in planning for light rail stations in Shoreline. Details: Dori Gilliam,
  • 12 Jun 2013 12:03 PM | Beth Green (Administrator)



    WHEN:  SEPTEMBER 6TH; 8:30 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.



    16101 Greenwood Ave. N.

    Shoreline, WA 98133




    If you are over 16 years of age with a disability seeking employment, this event is designed to assist job seekers with disabilities navigate the road to employment. Parents and advocates of persons with disabilities are encouraged to attend.


    Key Note Speaker: John Evans, from the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, will talk frankly about the what some of the barriers to employment are and what you can do to overcome them. 


    Workshop samples: Job search on the Internet; How DVR can help you get a job; Accommodations in the work place; Volunteer as a pre employment experience, Apprenticeship as a pathway to employment; How to navigate Work Source; Secrets to a successful interview.

    Flier:  ossflyerapproved (1).pdf


    Pre-registration is required:    Last day for registration is: August 26th.


    This event is provided through a grant offered by the Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

  • 12 Jun 2013 11:56 AM | Beth Green (Administrator)

    This event has been cancelled. Look for an event with Rosetta Lee in the fall!

    Cross Cultural Communication in Action


    A World Cafe Discussion facilitated by Rosetta lee


    WHEN:  July 16th, 2013 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.


    WHERE: Shoreline Conference Center

    18560 1st Ave. NE

    Shoreline, Wa 98155

    Shoreline Room





    This session is a follow-up to the Spring workshop on cross cultural communication. Knowing that humans communicate on many levels (spoken language, tone, body language, style and personality) and that the complexity of identity and experience can affect our ability to work, play, and  live-across lines of difference.....  There is a flier attached that includes additional information on the topic, where you will register, and the web address where you can access the slides from the workshop in March.

    Flier:  Cross Cultural Communication World Cafe 2013[1].pdf


    Judy Parsons
    Northshore/Shoreline Community Network
    18560 1st Ave NE
    Shoreline, WA 98155
    (206) 393-4413





  • 30 May 2013 4:40 PM | Beth Green (Administrator)

    The City of Woodinville is pleased to offer annual grant funding to eligible community non-profit or governmental organizations serving the Woodinville community.  For the 2013-2014 biennial budget year, $5,000 will be available each year.  The maximum individual grant award is for $2,500.  

    document:  2013-application.doc

  • 25 Apr 2013 1:01 PM | Beth Green (Administrator)


    Coffee and Connection with Peers in the Community

    What's Happening? What's New?--Bring items to share


    When:    May 30, 2013

                                            Where:   Shoreline City Hall Council Chambers

    Time:   8:00-9:30am

         Refreshments Provided


    Highlighted Topics:       

    •   Share What You Know: Tell your peers what’s new. Bring new collateral materials for your agency.     
    •  Learn about efforts to create a bus fare for low income in King County      
    •  King County planning a revamp of health and human services – what will it mean for your agency?     
    •    Possible new funding source for health and human services in King County
  • 17 Apr 2013 7:12 PM | Beth Green (Administrator)

    Get active in your community! Work to create community by attending NUHSA's vounteer fair and networking event from 10:00am-12:00pm at UW-Bothell Main Promenade.


    Join fellow students, community members, and advocates to find out about volunteering opportunities and the Volunteer Local campaign. North King County human service organizations will be on hand to recruit and network with students and staff for volunteer and internship opportunities. Interested in fighting hunger? Mentoring children? Public health? We have your interest covered in your neighborhood!


    Volunteer Local with NUHSA and UW-Bothell's Center for Community Based Learning and Research!


    Light refreshments provided.


    flyer:  volunteer fair flyer.pdf


    Register at 

  • 03 Apr 2013 11:28 AM | Beth Green (Administrator)

    Financial literacy is a society-wide problem. Here’s a great opportunity for clients who already know they are in financial trouble, to learn knowledge and skills that will lead them to financial stability.


    Hopelink is offering the FDIC approved content class “Money Smart”. Note that participants who complete the class will receive a $50.00 certificate if they bank at one of the sponsoring banks. The sponsoring banks are part of “Bank On Seattle/King County”, a county wide coalition of several dozen banks and credit unions and other interested parties, promoting the use of mainstream financial services as opposed to the alternative financial market of pawn shops and payday lenders.


    Please disseminate the information on the upcoming classes to clients and other interested parties through your networks.

    Thanks for helping get the word out.


    Flyer: MoneySmart April2013.pdf 

  • 11 Mar 2013 10:30 AM | Anonymous

    Shoreline, WA- Mark your calendars: March 9th-17th is National AmeriCorps Week!

    AmeriCorps, also known as the domestic Peace Corps, has over 4,400 members serving in Washington to invigorate communities throughout the state. This year the North Urban Human Services Alliance (NUHSA)  is pleased to celebrate this year with two new AmeriCorps VISTA members, Trey Baughman and Jamie Schecter. These two VISTA members  work to foster volunteerism and build-up human service non-profits and agencies in the North King County region. 

    Trey and Jamie joined NUHSA in February and are serving the communities of Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, Bothell, and Woodinville as Volunteer Outreach Coordinators. They work with NUHSA to build the capacity of human service agencies to recruit, engage, and utilize volunteers to better serve people in need here in North King County. Using the slogan of Volunteer Local, Trey and Jamie work to rally the residents of these cities to invest in their community by giving their time and talents to organizations that are active in these cities. 

    Partnering with United Way of King County, NUHSA is working to increase the capacity of human services agencies providing vital services to residents in the community. From Hopelink and meals programs to shelter to after school mentors, the two AmeriCorps members will connect local volunteers with local needs.

    AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members serve a year with an organization to help build capacity of local organizations. Some branches of AmeriCorps perform direct service by providing disaster relief or helping in schools, but VISTAs focus on building long term and sustainable programs and projects for non-profits. VISTA’s have had a hand in developing the credit union, creating food cooperatives, and mentoring youth across the country.

    To get involved with the Volunteer Local campaign, contact or

  • 27 Feb 2013 5:37 PM | Beth Green (Administrator)

    North King County Represented on Key King County Panels

    Appointments to key new panels were recently announced by King County Executive Dow Constantine. The Health and Human Services Transformational Panel, was created by the King County Council to act in an advisory capacity to the King County Executive’s Office and the departments of Public Health-Seattle & King County and the Department of Community and Human Services. Representing North King County is Kelly Rider, a Board Member of the North Urban Human Services Alliance and Policy Director for the Housing Development Consortium. The Panel’s charge is to develop a plan for an accountable and integrated system of health, human services, and community-based prevention and wellness. The plan is due to the Council by June 1, 2013.

    The second Panel, the Low –Income Fare Options Advisory Committee, was formed as a result of King County Council action, to advise the Council on the feasibility of establishing a bus fare for people with low incomes. The North King County member of this advisory committee is Rob Beem, Board Member of the North Urban Human Services Alliance and Community Services Manager for the City of Shoreline. The Committee is expected to complete the majority of its work by June 2013. North Urban Human Services Alliance  (NUSHA) Board President, Judy Parsons, noted that  “transportation has been a focus of our work for some time and we are pleased to have a board member appointed to the Advisory Committee”.

    The North Urban Human Services Alliance (NUSHA) is a membership organization composed of human services agencies, local government, faith community, United Way and interested citizens that works to ensure that the needs and perspectives of North King County are included in regional planning and policy making around health and human services. For further information see

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