Newsletter – February 2024

Celebrating Black History Month and Heart Month

Welcome to the
Resource Newsletter

The Newsletter is a quarterly newsletter aimed at introducing you to some of the best and newest well-being resources in Snohomish County. Four times a year, we’ll deliver some of the latest or most timely resources in Snohomish County straight to your inbox. We hope these regular updates help you or your clients find the resources you need to be happier and healthier. You can always find additional resources by following us on Facebook or visiting By the Numbers

2023 Impact Report Partner Portal

Interested in having your organization and programs listed on our resource hub  

Any individuals and organizations in the community that care about well-being are invited to become PIHC Partners. Partners receive access to The Partner Portal, an online hub designed to make it easier to connect with PIHC and the well-being community in Snohomish County. Both individuals and organizations are invited to join.

Community Partner Corner

Partnerships are at the heart of PIHC’s work. By focusing on partnerships, we work to get access, resources, power and the locus of control as close to the community as possible by connecting the community to resources like PIHC, where your contributions matter. Thank you for keeping our resources updated and keeping our communities connected!

For more information on how we partner in community please visit 
Here are our recently joined partner portal members who have added their programs to 


Alive and Well Coaching
Beck’s Place
Bothell United Methodist Church
Compass Health
Interfaith Family Shelter
Hoff Foundation
Latino Education Technical Institute LETI
Lincoln Hill Retirement Community
Modest Family Solutions
National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI
Quiet Cadence
Sound Water Stewards
Trinity Lutheran Church – Everett
WorkSource Snohomish CountyAlive and Well Coaching
Beck’s Place
Bothell United Methodist Church
Compass Health
Interfaith Family Shelter
Hoff Foundation
Latino Education Technical Institute LETI
Lincoln Hill Retirement Community
Modest Family Solutions
National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI
Quiet Cadence
Sound Water Stewards
Trinity Lutheran Church – Everett
WorkSource Snohomish CountyState Chapter

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Center for Justice Social Work
Children’s Country Home
Community Resource Center of Stanwood
Citrine Health
Ed Wiley Autism Acceptance Library
Edmonds Community College
Homage Senior Services
Labor Maiden Birthing Services
Pregnancy Aid – WIC
Safe Harbor Free Clinic
South County Fire & Rescue
Snoqualimie Valley Transportation
Village Community Services
Volunteers of America of Western Washington
Washington State Department of Transportation

Local Community Well-being &
Needs Highlights

From 2023 Snohomish County PIHC Health and Well-being Monitor.
See the full 
Blog Post.

Healthy relationships are vital to health. This year Relationships & Social Connections are the 3rd most impactful indicator on our county’s overall well-being score. Results also showed that Relationships and Social Connections are strongly related to multiple areas of wellbeing; our satisfaction with purpose and meaning, community belonging, quality of our neighborhood, importance of religion or spirituality, opportunities for learning and growth, and job satisfaction.
Look for a variety of local resources to support Relationships and Social Connections at

Visit our webpage to learn more about the annual PIHC Health and Wellbeing Monitor or how smaller community groups like churches, neighborhoods, or regions within the county can conduct their own survey—a My Community Health and Well Being Monitor


Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual observance during the month of February highlighting the accomplishments of African Americans in history. This year the theme includes African Americans and the Arts. Throughout the month of February each week highlights a focus area that celebrates the Black people who have used art as their platform for social justice.
  • Week 1, Feb. 1-4: Literature and Poetry
  • Week 2, Feb. 5-11: Performing Arts
  • Week 3, Feb. 12-18: Visual Arts
  • Week 4, Feb. 19-25: Music
  • Week 5, Feb. 26-29: Digital Arts
Additional ways you can support and celebrate Blach History Month:
  • Educational Programs: Attend or organize educational programs, lectures, and workshops that explore the history and achievements of African Americans.
  • Art and Culture: Explore African American art, literature, music, and cinema through exhibitions, performances, and readings.
  • Community Events: Participate in or host community events such as parades, cultural festivals, and heritage celebrations.
  • Support Black-Owned Businesses: Show support for Black entrepreneurs and businesses by shopping locally and promoting Black-owned enterprises.
  • Share Knowledge: Share information about African American history and achievements with friends, family, and social networks.
  • Volunteer: Offer your time and skills to organizations that promote racial equality and social justice. 

Sno-Isle Libraries has collaborated with Ventures for a series of engaging and informative sessions that cover various aspects of entrepreneurship, including business planning, marketing strategies, and financial management.

Here are the key details: 

Workshop Topics:

February is Heart Health Month making it a perfect time to focus on the impact food choices have on our cardiovascular health. Heart-healthy eating begins by choosing more fruits, vegetables and foods with whole grains and healthy proteins and eating less foods with added sugar, calories and unhealthy fats. 

Top Three Heart Healthy Eating Tips

  1. Eat more fiber. Dietary fiber can help lower cholesterol, saturated fats and excess sodium with your body. It can be found in oatmeal, whole-grain cereals such as Cheerios, brown rice, quinoa, legumes, seeds, and multi-grain crackers and breads.
  2. Build a colorful plate. Choose foods high in antioxidants such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds.
  3. Add heart healthy fats to your diet.  Foods such as avocados, almonds and walnuts are fresh and healthy choices that are rich in antioxidants to protect against inflammation.

Celebrate heart-health month all month long with these cooking demonstrations hosted by Verdant:

City of Snohomish is hosting a free resource fair Saturday, Feb. 24th at Snohomish Carnegie from 12pm-4pm. 


March is colorectal cancer awareness month and a time to raise awareness about colorectal cancer emphasizing the importance of screening and education.  Screening by colonoscopy can prevent colorectal cancer and to lower your risk the Colorectal Cancer Alliance  recommends that you:

  • Eat well
  • Get your exercise
  • Avoid alcohol and cigarettes
  • Know your family history

Complete the brief quiz to get screening suggestions based on your risk factors  and find nutrition and physical activity resources to help prevent your risk for colorectal cancer.

Our Programs

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