Daily Archives: October 12, 2017

Glossary Building Part 2

When discussing consumer health, these three words pop up when scrolling through the slides in the “birth” PowerPoint. When the word contraception comes to mind, we think of sex and how to be safe about it. Fortunately, there are many meanings to this word which could be using condoms as a contraception or birth control pills. It just depends on what you use that makes this word have many meanings.


Next looking at preconception, there’s a “twist” to that as well. If we look at a poor preconceived health, that means that the parent wasn’t prepared for a birth or chose not to prepare. If we look at good preconceived health, you can see that the birth was well thought out and was prepared to be a parent. Evidence-Based is a word with many meanings as well. In health, we can see that evidence-based is used because there are many ways to express what you’re talking about and with support, you can show how valid your argument using an evidence-based discussion.



  • Contraception


  • Preconception


  • Evidence-Based

Kittitas County Community Health Assessment – take the survey and share it!

Hi Consumer Health folks –

Here’s a GREAT opportunity to help contribute to community health, and that of course makes sense as a healthy consumer, right? (We ALL want our community to be a healthier place!)

Live in Kittitas County? Then YOU should speak up about community health and quality of life!

We need your input as part of the 2017 Kittitas County Community Health Assessment (CHA)!

It’s easy. Just complete a brief electronic survey, which you can take in about 10 minutes. Pssst – if you take the survey, you can enter to win one of three $50 gift certificates from the Chamber of Commerce!

The survey closes October 31, so why not take it today?

English version: https://cwu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1M13bjycwo34OA5

Spanish version: https://cwu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b1aurb8qXSltagB

The last local CHA took place in 2011-12, so we don’t get this chance to give community input every day. Please participate, and help get the word out by sharing this information with others, to make our 2017 data the best yet!

Want to learn more? Visit the Kittitas County CHA/CHIP Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/KittCoCHACHIP/ or contact Tristen Lamb, Health Promotion Specialist at Kittitas County Public Health, at 509-962-7029.