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Ellensburg, WA 98926-2887
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Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-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.
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The Kittitas County Board of Health Advisory Committee (BOHAC) is pleased to announce that the Open Door Health Clinic will be awarded the 2018 annual Kittitas County Public Health Champion Award. The award is in recognition of the clinic’s mission to provide basic medical care for low-income people without insurance or readily accessible healthcare. The award will be presented during the Kittitas County Board of Health meeting on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 10:00 am in the Commissioners’ Auditorium of the Kittitas County Courthouse. The meeting, located at 205 W 5th Avenue, Ellensburg is open to the public.
The Open Door Health Clinic is a non-profit organization that has provided healthcare, free of charge, to the Central Washington community in Washington State since 1999. Open Door provides healthcare resources for those who are currently under-served in Ellensburg and Cle Elum.
“The Open Door Health Clinic is providing quality healthcare to those in our community who may not otherwise have that chance, which is a significant contribution” asserts Andrew Lyons, BOHAC Chair. “In essence it is health equity, or the idea that everyone should receive medical care, even without insurance or financial resources.”
Three other nominations for the award were received this year, and BOHAC wants to recognize the other nominees for their contributions to the health of the community:
Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us
Kasey Knutson, Public Information Officer, 509-962-7515
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.