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. Below, you’ll find a few examples of the ways we partner with community organizations to create happier, healthier communities.
Making Life Work
PIHC LiveWellLocal.org Custom Communities
Making Life Work is a collaboration of community-minded organizations that began working together in January 2017 to identify and address unmet needs within the Stanwood-Camano community. The focus of the collaboration is identifying and working together to overcome the many obstacles that prevent community members from having their basic needs met and from living healthy, happy lives.
In 2019, Making Life Work partnered with PIHC to create a hyper-local online resource hub built using LiveWellLocal.org Custom Communities. Custom Communities are built on the existing LiveWellLocal.org resource hub platform, but are customized for a specific community or topic.
By using a LiveWellLocal.org custom community, the Stanwood-Camano Area Foundation (SCAF) was able to quickly create a digital resource hub featuring hyper-local resources hand-picked by the SCAF team. SCAF team members can log into the back end of the hub and select from hundreds of existing resources or add their own. Community members can go to stanwood-camano.org to find health and well-being resources close to home.
Improving School Attendance
PIHC My Community Health and Well-being Monitor
Improving School Attendance (ISA) is a collaboration between more than 20 nonprofits aimed at figuring out why students miss school and how to get them back in the classroom. Students miss school for many reasons, from their parents’ work schedules to lack of transportation to homelessness.
ISA uses PIHC’s My Community Health and Well-being Monitor to track the needs and changes in the lives of the families they work with. The My Community Health and Well-being Monitor is a survey designed to address all six dimensions of health, helping ISA to uncover needs or barriers to school attendance that might not be immediately apparent and create customized action plans for participants. Because the Health and Well-being Monitor is conducted annually in Snohomish County, ISA can track the way participant’s well-being differs from the county as a whole, and quickly identify the areas that might be easiest to address.
The Monitor also allows ISA track families progress in the program, helping them ISA to discover that families who participated in the program for about 2 years saw a 44% drop in food insecurity and a significant improvement to transportation access. Learn more about ISA here.
Read more Health and Well-being Monitor Case Studies:
Improving School Attendance (full case study)
Providence NWSA Caregivers
The Equity Partnership of Snohomish County
PIHC LiveWellLocal.org Custom Communities
The Equity Partnership of Snohomish County was formed during the Covid-19 pandemic to improve equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines and related services. During the pandemic, the Equity Partnership helped connect BIPOC communities with culturally-appropriate vaccine resources, including translation services, transportation and local community clinics.
To help facilitate their work, the Equity Partnership of Snohomish County created a LiveWellLocal.org custom community. Custom Communities are digital resource hubs that are built on the existing LiveWellLocal.org platform, but are customized for a specific community or topic. By using a LiveWellLocal.org custom community, the Equity Partnership was able to quickly create a hub for vaccine resources designed specifically for the communities they serve. The hub helped BIPOC communities to easily access culturally-appropriate Covid-19 vaccine resources.
Partnerships in Community Events and Outreach
We believe engaging individuals where they live, work and play builds meaningful relationships and encouraging shared knowledge, better connections to resources and confidence in leading healthier lives. Learn more here.
See us in community
To find us or other services lines at events in the community, see our HEP event calendar here.
You can also find many other upcoming community events by following our Facebook page here.
Service Line Event Partners
Our education/outreach team draws from a variety of service lines across Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, each with their specific focus and area of interest. Team members are advocates and trusted resources for science-based health information, messages, and campaigns on a variety of topics.
- Stroke – Stroke Services joins PIHC in community outreach by providing preventive education to the community.
- PICCA – You can find PICAA out in community, joined by PIHC, providing community outreach and advocacy, supporting survivors, and bringing awareness to their services at Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse.
- PACE – Providence ElderPlace is both a health insurance and a health care provider. You can find the PACE program out in community at various outreach events, promoting their services, and advocating for those who are eligible for the program.
- Hospice and Homecare – You can find Hospice and HomeCare joining PIHC in community outreach by educating the community of the services provided, along with resources, and information.
We are also grateful to have UW Bothell Fieldwork Students as part of our team since our department launched in 2015. Students have helped to support many of our programs, and you can most often meet a student or two assisting at community outreach events. This partnership helps:
- Provide hands on experience for undergraduate health studies majors
- Foster relationships in community
- Mentor the next generation of health educators and public health professionals
To learn more about this valuable community connection Health studies page
Volunteer Services – Providence Regional Medical Center
PIHC Hosted Events
Each year, PIHC hosts or sponsors several events. Learn more about these events below.
Annual Edge of Amazing Event
Edge of Amazing (EOA) is a collaboration with many of our community partners. This annual event brings people together to address priority health issues that impact the well-being of our community. Learn more about EOA here.
Over the past nine years, we’ve been honored to collaborate with many diverse organizations from a variety of sectors. While we can’t name them all, a shout-out to some of those who have facilitated and/or moderated EOA sessions:
City of Everett, City of Lynwood, Compass Health, Coordinated Care, Daily Herald, Economic Alliance of Snohomish County, Everett Community College, Everett Housing Authority, Homage, Housing Hope, Interfaith Family Shelter, Kaiser Permanente, Leadership Snohomish, NAACP, North Sound Accountable Communities of Health, Refugee & Immigrant Services NW, Safe Harbor Free Clinic, Snohomish County Executive’s Office, Snohomish County Health Leadership Coalition, Snohomish County Human Services, Snohomish County YMCA, Tulalip Tribes, United Way of Snohomish County, University of Washington – Bothell, Verdant Health Commission, Volunteers of America, WGU and Workforce Snohomish.
Faith and Well-being Quarterly
Quarterly virtual meetings for Snohomish County faith communities coming together promoting community health and wellbeing, sharing resources, and networking. Everyone is invited to attend.
Healthier Communities Day with the Aquasox
This annual event showcases Providence service lines and local Snohomish County community partners sharing health related messages for our local community. Come visit all the Healthier Communities Day booths for a fun filled afternoon at Funko Field, cheering for the Everett Aquasox.
The 9th annual Edge of Amazing Health and Well-being Summit was held at Delta Marriott in Everett on October 18th. This event was engaging and interactive with the theme of Reconnection – integrating heart and soul practice that heal, sustain and improve well-being...
WAGRO (Washington-Guerrero) Foundation, in partnership with the City of Lynnwood, and The Fat Brush: Art Workshop hosted the sixth annual El Dia de Los Muertos on Saturday, October 28th at the Lynnwood Convention Center. El Dia de Los Muertos, known as The Day of the...
The City of Mukilteo held its annual wellness resource fair for City of Mukilteo employees. Providence Regional Medical Center Everett had our Stroke department, Trauma and Injury Prevention department, and the Institute for a Healthier Community on site. Our Stroke...