Have a health or wellness program idea? Health Commission accepting funding proposals

The South Snohomish County Commission for Health is accepting funding proposals for health and wellness programs serving South Snohomish County. The commission is seeking applications in four areas: Education and Empowerment, Prevention, Access to Healthcare Services, and Policy and Advocacy. Proposals are being accepted for one-time uses like events and short-term needs in the community, as well as for ongoing health and wellness programs.

The Board of Commissioners also approved a new mission for the organization: to improve the health and well-being of our community. The mission and funding priorities were developed by the board as part of a strategic planning process that included an assessment of community needs and input from community members through an online survey. Detailed descriptions of funding guidelines, criteria, and application materials can be found on the organization’s website.

The Commission for Health is a program of Snohomish County Public Hospital District No. 2. Prior to developing the Commission for Health, the Board of Commissioners governed Stevens Hospital, now called Swedish/Edmonds. As of the September 2010 hospital affiliation with Swedish, the board no longer governs the day-to-day operations of the hospital and the Commission has turned its attention to improving the health and well-being of community members through community health and wellness programs.

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