Olympia, Washington

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • John Weisman, DrPH, MPH – Secretary of Health
    • secretary@doh.wa.gov
  • Kathy Lofy, MD – State Health Officer
    • (360) 236-4246
  • Schelli Slaughter — Director, Public Health and Social Service Thurston County
    • (360) 867-2502
  • Thurston County Public Health and Social Services:
    • (360) 867-2500
  • Dr. Rachel Wood – Thurston County Public Health and Social Services; Health Officer
  • Olympia City Council:
    • Council Member: Clark Gilman — 360-753-8447
    • Council Member: Jim Cooper – 360-753-8447
    • Council Member: Lisa Parshley — 360-753-8447
    • Council Member: Nathaniel Jones— 360-753-8447
    • Council Member: Renata Rollins — 360-753-8447
    • Mayor Pro Tem: Jessica Bateman—360-753-8447

Cancer

  • In 2017, there were a reported 750 cases of cancer in men in Thurston County, Washington.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 460.66/per 100,000 (0.460%) compared to Seattle-Puget Sound’s 503.48 (0.503%)

Prostate Cancer

  • In 2017, there were a reported 181 cases of prostate cancer in Thurston County, Washington.
  • This is an age-adjusted rate of 101.1/per 100,000 (0.10%) compared to Seattle-Puget Sound’s 107.54 (0.107%)

Testicular Cancer

  • In 2017, there were a reported 8 cases of testicular cancer in Thurston County, Washington.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 6.55/per 100,000 (0.0065%) compared to Seattle-Puget’s 6.88 (0.0068%)
  • Resources:
    • The Mayday Foundation: a non-profit organization that provides immediate, practical financial support to families that are impacted with a cancer diagnosis. The Mayday Foundation focuses on helping Thurston and Grays Harbor families avoid financial toxicity and decrease the chances of bankruptcy.
      • 206-498-7444
    • Osborn Cancer Care: provides compassionate and state-of-the-art medical cancer treatment.
      • 360-354-5168

Heart Disease

  • From 2014-2016, Thurston County recorded a 198.1 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 in men (0.198%).

Stroke

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Boldt Diabetes and Nutrition Education Centers: Providence Health and Services, Washington have a diabetes education center in Olympia. The center helps patient understanding disease processes, managing medications, blood-sugar monitoring, dietary change, pregnancy counseling, gestational diabetes etc.

*Pre-Diabetes

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 1,001 men in Washington committed suicide. (Population: 3,703,473)
  • Age-adjusted death rate: 26.48/per 100,000 (0.026%)
  • Resources:
    • Crisis Clinic of Thurston and Mason Counties— provides 24 hours support via telephone to empower people especially those who are in a crisis.
      • General Information: (360) 586-2888

*Obesity

  • In 2017, 28.2% of men in Washington were Obese.
  • Washington’s adult obesity rate is 27.7%
  • Source: The State of Obesity (https://www.stateofobesity.org/states/wa/)
    • Source Citation:  Source: Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The State of Obesity 2018. Washington, D.C.: 2018.
  • Resources:
    • South Sound Preventive Medicine: a medical practice devoted entirely to weight loss and Obesity Medicine.
      • (360) 388-4369

*state statistics