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Kittitas (pronounced 'KITT-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
The Kittitas County COVID-19 Health Equity Coalition Mini-Grant Application period is closed.
Award announcements plan to be released July 2022.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Kittitas County Public Health Department’s vision is that everyone in our community has the "freedom and ability to pursue healthy lives in a healthy environment". Achieving health equity means providing the resources necessary for everyone to reach their full health potential.
Social determinants of health are the conditions found in the places people live, work, learn, and play that have an impact on a person's health, well-being, and quality of life. Social determinants of health fit into five domains, including:
Examples of social determinants of health in real life include:
The Kittitas County Health Department Health Equity Committee meets monthly and is composed of KCPHD staff members from various divisions. The purpose of this group is to develop and update existing policies and procedures to eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity for all Kittitas County residents.
To advance health equity in Kittitas County and work collaboratively to reduce COVID-19 related health disparities among rural and underserved populations.
The COVID-19 Health Equity Coalition (CHEC) was created in January 2022 in response to a grant awarded to the Kittitas County Public Health Department (KCPHD) by the Washington State Department of Health (WA DOH).
Members in the coalition were invited to join based on their employment/organization’s sector, and its direct impact on social determinants of health. The following graphic shows the sectors represented in the coalition.
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.