Public Health co-leading King County government’s Equity and Social Justice work with Executive’s Office—developing measures of success

Public Health - Seattle & King County   (Seattle)

May 2011

In fall of 2010, an equity ordinance was passed that codifies the cross-county equity initiative and expands the work to include all separately elected offices and branches (courts, prosecuting attorney, sheriff’s office, elections, assessor, and the County Council).  As a result, the work has evolved from a separate initiative to an integrated effort that is imbedded in the King County Strategic Plan (KCSP).  The ordinance requires an annual report to King County elected leadership, employees and the public on ESJ measures and results.

We also have identified local data related to the 14 determinants of equity that are integrated into community indicator and strategic measures within the Strategic Plan.