Stevens 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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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. 66% of 8th grade students in Stevens County report being highly/moderately hopeful.

8% of adolescents in Stevens County were failing in school. Click “Read More” to learn more about substance use and mental health among youth in Stevens County and how they relate to both academic failure and a protective factor of having a supportive parent.

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There were 396 deaths in 2020 among Stevens 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 Stevens County.