Stay Well

To stay well, you need more than luck. You need to be engaged with your health. The programs, tips and information below are here to give you support.

Verdant Programs

Falls Prevention Program

Behavioral Health Program

Program funded: February 2015 – February 2017

Coordinated by Community Health Center of Snohomish (CHC) and two behavioral health partners – Center for Human Services and Integrative Psychological and Social Services (iPASS) – this program links CHC patients to mental health support.

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Back-to-School Health Fair

Program funded: August 2015

For the 4th consecutive year, Verdant supported the Back-to-School Fair offered for low-income students and families in the Edmonds School District. The health fair portion of the event includes free health exams, vision checks, immunizations and oral exams/fluoride varnish.

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Behavioral Health Prevention Program

Program funded: July 2015 – June 2017

This Therapeutic Health Services program is focused on reducing the impact of substance use and mental health disorders for youth in middle and high schools. Therapists work in schools and with young people who are on probation, by offering assessments for early detection.

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Tips & Info

Avoid the aging fast track

The process of aging is influenced by both genetic and environmental factors. Although your genes seem to be the most important influence, there are some changes you can make that can help you age in a healthy way.

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What are your health risks?

It seems like a new health risk is in the news every day. How do you know which risks are worth worrying about? NIH has created a one-page guide called Making Sense of Your Health Risks to help you put risks into perspective.

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Health information you can trust

When you’re searching online for answers to your health questions, you may feel overwhelmed by the number of websites you come across. How do you know which ones to trust? Which websites have reliable and up-to-date information?

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Arthritis & Exercise: Answers to your questions

If you have arthritis, you may think you shouldn’t exercise because it could make your condition worse. But health care providers and physical therapists claim that people with arthritis can improve their health and fitness through exercise, without damaging their joints, according to the Arthritis Foundation.

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Maintaining weight loss

While losing weight is difficult for many people, it is even more challenging to keep the weight off. Most people who lose a large amount of weight have regained it 2 to 3 years later. Read on for tips and strategies to help you maintain your weight loss.

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Nutrition to reduce cancer risk

Research continues to be done on how diet may affect the development of cancer. It has shown that eating fruits, vegetables, and grains may lower your risk of getting certain cancers. Some components of food including phytochemicals, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids, may play a role in decreasing the risk of developing cancer.

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Screen time and its impact on youth

Do you know how much time youth spend on phones or other devices? What about TV? (The answer is, on average, 6.5 hours per day.) How is this time spent staring at screens impacting their health? Parenting a teenager today is different than it was 20 or even 10 years ago.

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Aging & what to expect

You know that aging will likely cause you to develop wrinkles and gray hair. But do you know how the aging process will affect your teeth, heart and sexuality?

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Facts About Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome greatly raises the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, stroke, or all three, so if your healthcare provider has mentioned this to you, please read on to educate yourself.

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