Healthy Communities Washington

A healthy community is where people can be as healthy as possible in a safe and nurturing environment. As Washingtonians, we must work together to address the physical, environmental, social, and emotional factors that contribute to chronic disease. With the development of the Washington State Plan for Healthy Communities (PDF) we are now better able to address the common underlying issues related to maintaining health.

We welcome you to explore the plan through an interactive infographic:


Graphic image of Healthy Communities Interactive Infographic preview


This statewide plan for building healthy communities will align our priorities and strategies with national, state, and local prevention efforts. It will be a road-map for promoting health across the lifespan. Using the collective impact approach we aim to improve systems, policies, and environments. Our goal is to increase the number of people in Washington who are healthy at every stage of life where they live, learn, work, and play.

Content Leads

Subject Subject Expert Contact
Adolescent Health Cynthia Morrison 360-236-3967
Breast, Cervical, Colon Health Program Kelly Shaw 360-235-2934
Community Clinical Linkages Cheryl Farmer 360-236-3770
Early Hearing-loss Detection,
Diagnosis and Intervention
Marcie Rider 206-418-5613
Family Planning Cynthia Harris 360-236-3401
Healthy Eating Active Living Amy Ellings 360-236-3754
Healthy Starts and Transition,
Children with Special Health Care Needs
Maria Nardella 360-236-3573
Cannabis Prevention and Education Steve Smothers 360-236-3642
Screenings and Genetics Deb Doyle 360-236-6742
Tobacco Prevention Frances Limtiaco 360-236-3732

Success Stories

Community Transformation Grant Success Story Portfolio (PDF)

Healthy Communities Washington Logo

We encourage the use of our logo in branding Healthy Communities efforts in Washington. Read more about logo use.