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Navigating 4/20

April 19, 2022

It can seem like there's a holiday for almost everything these days. We celebrate National Coffee Day, National Donut Day, and even National Yoga Day. While many of these mini holidays are a fun opportunity to connect with others over a shared love of food or activities, some days can do more harm than good and affect your physical health and mental well-being.

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Black History Month

February 11, 2022

Black History Month is a great time to acknowledge the contributions to public health by the many Black Americans who have saved lives and paved the way for better health. However, how do you choose who to share about from the expansive list of public health heroes? All public health is important to us, but for the sake of time, let’s focus on some programs where Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) staff directly provides for our community. Here are four Black public health leaders who have made an impact in those areas.

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Washington State Quitline

December 02, 2021

If you're ready to quit using tobacco products such as cigarettes, vapes, or chew, you might be curious about what that process looks like. You might even have questions about setting a quit day or avoiding temptations and cravings after the fact.

All these questions are normal, and the good news is that the Washington State Quitline has been an available resource for tobacco users for the last 20 years. However, many people are unaware of what actually happens when they call the Quitline. We want to eliminate some of that stress and offer you insight because we know choosing to quit tobacco is a big deal.

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International Overdose Awareness Day

August 30, 2021

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day; a somber reminder of the health issue our community still faces. We know there are people in our community who have experienced or witnessed someone battle addiction or suffer an overdose. As we remember those we’ve lost today, it’s also an important time to continue our education on substance abuse and what to look for if we suspect someone has overdosed. The more we know, the more we can help others in our community stay safe.

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