Lincoln 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 145 deaths in 2021 among Spokane County residents. The leading causes of death remain as cancer and heart disease. COVID-19 emerged as the third leading cause of death. Click "Read More" to learn more about the leading causes of death in Lincoln County.

In Lincoln County, the 10-year opioid overdose death rate (2012-2021) was similar to that of Washington State. To learn more about opioid use and hospitalizations in Lincoln County, click "Read More."

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Hope is the belief that the future can be better than the past and that you play a role in making it so. Research shows that hope can be taught and is connected to academic achievements, well-being, and positive life outcomes. 80% of 8th grade students in Lincoln County report being highly/moderately hopeful.