Adams County


The job of public health officials is to monitor the health and well-being of communities. Sometimes routine assessment of the data prompts a deeper dive into issues of potential concern to the community, and sometimes policymakers and public health partners ask for more information on a topic.  Emerging trends or items of interest can be found here. Check back frequently to see what’s catching public attention.
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There were 83 deaths in 2020 among Adams County residents. The leading causes of death remain as cancer and heart disease. Leading causes of death vary by age with deaths from an injury being more likely among younger ages and deaths from chronic conditions being more likely among older ages. Click "Read More" to learn more about the leading causes of death in Adams County.

In 2018 in Adams County, 4% of youth in 8th, 10th, and 12th grades self-reported they used an opioid to get high in the past 30 days. Click the 'Read More' button to learn more about youth opioid use in Adams County.

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Oral health care access affects one’s overall health and quality of life. If left untreated, tooth decay and gum disease can lead to other health issues, such as heart disease, diabetes, or pregnancy complications. Unfortunately, there are many barriers to equitable oral health care access in Washington state. Data clearly show how these barriers disproportionately impact lower-income households and communities of color. Arcora, The Foundations of Delta Dental of Washington, provides an “Access to Dental Care” interactive dashboard that summarizes dental utilization and access to care in Washington state.