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Sound Foundation for Snohomish Public Health Welcomes You

"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect."-Chief Si'ahl

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Who We Are

The Sound Foundation for Public Health is a nonprofit entity created to fill the gap that exists between our government agencies and the communities they serve.


We promote a healthier Snohomish County by working with the Snohomish Health District and providing funding and expertise to address the most pressing public health crises in our area.


Our focus areas are established in collaboration with the Snohomish Health District and include mental health, opioid and substance use disorder, suicide prevention, health disparities and social determinants of health as well as the impacts of climate change on public health.


The Sound Foundation for Public Health exists under a charter to support priorities that reflect our community’s needs, identified through comprehensive review of county data for community health assessments and community health improvement plans created by the Snohomish Health District, and/or emerging public health issues in Snohomish County and the north Puget Sound area. 

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Who We Serve

The Sound Foundation for Public Health acts cooperatively with the Snohomish Health District and other public and private organizations to provide public health services within Snohomish County and the north Puget Sound region. As a charitable organization, we strive to be flexible and responsive to the citizens of the north Puget Sound region and pursue financial resources that the Snohomish Health District can use to serve their needs directly

Funding Needs

The Program/Grant Priorities for the Sound Foundation for Public Health include:

  • Priorities as identified in the Snohomish Health District’s community health improvement plan (CHIP)

  • Youth mental health

  • Opioid use disorder

  • Suicide prevention

  • Health disparities/social determinants of health

Climate change impacts on public health.

Collaboration

The Sound Foundation for Public Health acts cooperatively with the Snohomish Health District to provide support for the critical public health needs of Snohomish County citizens and the north Puget Sound region. The Foundation also collaborates with other public and private entities.

For more information, feel free to email us at info@soundfoundationph.org

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Why It Matters

The Foundation was established to fill a gap in local public health funding. As a nonprofit entity, the Foundation is eligible to pursue many funding sources unavailable to the Snohomish Health District. By filling that gap in funding, the Foundation will facilitate a comprehensive community response to local public health challenges through disease prevention, health promotion, and protection from environmental threats.


The Snohomish Health District works for a safer and healthier community through disease prevention, health promotion, and protection from environmental threats, and the Sound Foundation for Public Health was established to identify and pursue funding sources that will facilitate a comprehensive community response to our public health challenges.


The Sound Foundation for Public Health is committed to support initiatives for health-related education, care and services to individuals and communities within Snohomish County and the north Puget Sound region. We will provide and support the Snohomish Health District through the use of cooperative resources and to build community-based initiatives for those purposes through programs and services and assist the Snohomish Health District in providing innovative approaches to improve the health of all individuals in Snohomish County and the north Puget Sound region.

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How We Measure Success

We at the Sound Foundation for Public Health will not rest until the Health District has the funding to provide sustainable programs.

How Our Community Has Been Involved

The Sound Foundation for Public Health takes its priorities directly from our community—in the form of the Snohomish Health District’s Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) and Community Health Assessments (CHAs), which are based on extensive community stakeholder engagement.

Partnership with Snohomish Health District

Our partnership with the Snohomish Health District ensures our funding priorities are responsive to the current needs of the community and the specific goals set by the District CHIP and CHA. The community is represented in this process through the Public Health Advisory Council (PHAC). The PHAC is composed of Board of Health-appointed community members representing 25 sectors, including health centers, education and under-represented communities.

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