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Skagit Healthy Communities

Skagit Healthy Communities (SHC) is a partnership of the Skagit County Public Health Department and Skagit Valley Hospital, with broad community support to focus on increasing access to healthful nutrition and physical activity to prevent and decrease chronic disease and obesity. SHC is one of nine Healthy Communities Projects funded, in part, with a Washington State Department of Health Prevention Block Grant and eight county's selected to participate in the two-year ARRA Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity project to increase healthy foods in neighborhood grocery stores and and increase walking and biking to school through Safe Routes to School. Our project has three primary work areas: walking, biking and pathways; active community environments; and children's health.

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Happy Heart Health Month!



February is Heart Health Month!

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, and is of particular concern for people with diabetes.  Join us in raising awareness for Heart Health Month by using the tools found in this Communication Plan.  Here you will find a collection of key messages, images and online resources to use on social media and to share with your partners. 

On this site, you'll find...
...activities, best practices, links and resources for the Washington State Diabetes Network to foster collaboration and communication. From a broad array of organizations and people working in public, private, tribal, community and academic/training sectors to prevent and control diabetes and hypertension among Washington residents.
Learn Your Risk for Prediabetes

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 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember phone number for people to call for health and human service information and referrals and other assistance to meet their needs, including diabetes prevention and management. Dial 2-1-1 or visit win211.org