Our Vision

Healthier people, healthier relationships, healthier communities, created together.


Providence Saint Joseph Health

As part of Providence Saint Joseph Health, Providence Institute for a Healthier Community joins in their vision, mission and values:

PSJH Vision: Health for a Better World. 

PSJH Mission: As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. 

PSJH Core Values: Compassion, Dignity, Justice, Excellence, Integrity.

However, the Institute does have a more specific vision, purpose, and values that are aligned with the larger PSJH mission and vision.

PIHC Vision

Healthier people, healthier relationships, healthier communities, created together.

Being healthy is about so much more than physical health—it’s about mental and emotional health, strong relationships, safe places to live, healthy food, connected communities and good jobs. To help people be truly healthy, we must expand the conversation about health beyond expensive traditional medical care and into all of the other dimensions of well-being.

PIHC Purpose

We make it easier for all communities to be healthy.

PIHC exists to bridge the gap between traditional medical care and whole health. We do this by reaching out and listening to communities, letting them define what health and happiness really mean. We share what we learn with local partners and connect those partners with each other, so they can collaboratively address gaps in well-being.

This informed collaboration leads to innovative solutions that make it easier for Snohomish County residents to live healthier, more fulfilling lives.

PIHC Values

Listening to the Community.

We believe that understanding the communities we serve is the key to success. We listen carefully to a community and never employ a one-size-fits-all approach.

Advocating for Big-Picture Health.

We believe that humans are complex and that health and well-being are multi-dimensional. We believe in creating innovative solutions that make it easier for communities to be healthy.

Educating and Empowering our Partners.

We believe in sharing collective resources with our partners, making it easier for them to do their jobs well.

Striving for Equality.

We believe in advocating for equitable access to ensure that all communities are seen, respected, treated with dignity, and have access to the resources they need to live a happy, healthy life.

Creating Lasting Relationships.

We are interconnected. We shape our communities, and our communities shape us. Ultimately, our health is about relationships. We believe that healthy communities begin with healthy relationships.

Our Programs

Our programs reflect our mission in the community. Learn more about our programs and how you can get involved.