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 232 deaths in 2022 among Pend Oreille 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 Pend Oreille County.

In Pend Oreille County, more than half of drug overdose deaths involve opioids. The opioid death rate was similar to Washington State. To learn more click, "Read More."

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In Pend Oreille County, there were 105 births in 2022. To learn more about birth risk factors and outcomes, click "Read More."