October/November Newsletter

Diabetes Awareness Resources and More

Welcome to the
October/November Resource Newsletter

The Newsletter is a bi-monthly newsletter aimed at introducing you to some of the best and newest well-being resources in Snohomish County. Six 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

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes Awareness Resources


November is National Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes.

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. It affects about 37 million Americans, including adults and youth. Diabetes can damage the eyes, kidneys, nerves, and heart, and is linked to some types of cancer. There are many resources available in our community to help with management of diabetes.

Diabetic Friendly Cooking Demonstrations:

Planning a diabetic-friendly Thanksgiving Meal (Stilly Valley Health Connections)
Holiday Cooking for Better Blood Sugar (Verdant Health Commission)

Cold Weather Resources

Cold Weather Shelters

Cold Weather Shelters are operated by community-based organizations, volunteer groups, and communities of faith across Snohomish County. Hours of operation, criteria for opening, and length of season vary by location. However, Cold Weather Shelters typically open when overnight temperatures are expected to be below 34 degrees F. The cold weather season typically begins in November and can last through March of the following year.

Check out the Latest from PIHC

Annual Survey Finds Snohomish County
Well-being Backsliding


Each year, Providence Institute for a Healthier Community (PIHC) conducts a Countywide Health and Well-being Monitor™ (HWBM) that measures six dimensions of health in Snohomish County.
Huge thanks to everyone who participated in the 2022 Virtual Edge of Amazing Health and Well-being Summit on Oct 5th. Visit for additional community resources on the presentations. Interested in viewing the three workshop recordings we pre-released for free as part of our community outreach? Click the button below to sign up.

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