High hopes for local health insurance sign-up.

1 in 4 adults in Kent do not have health insurance, but that’s about to change. According to the Kent Reporter.com, Public Health – Seattle & King County hopes its outreach to enroll adults under the Affordable Care Act will bring the number down to less than 1 in 10. They might actually succeed. Washington Post reporter Sarah Kliff blogged that, despite a rough start, Washington State was posting some of the highest enrollment numbers in the country.
Click here for a chart showing health insurance rates for 20 King County cities.

Thank you to survey respondents!

We learned a great deal about who is using Communities Count data (mostly non-profit organizations, King County cities, and the County), how the data are being used (for presentations, planning, needs assessment, and advocacy), and what kinds of information are most highly valued. Topics rated “very important” by more than 60% of respondents included Income, Community, Housing, Education, Health, Food, and Families. And the 3 most important features of Communities Count were:
(1) Geographic specificity of analyses
(2) One-stop shopping for data
(3) Focus on inequities
We will be taking this information -– plus feedback about what users want in the future – to upcoming Strategic Planning sessions. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and ideas!