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Yakima Health District

Yakima Health District

Implementing Agency (IA)

Department of Health

Key Contacts

Amy Sigman
IA Co-Lead
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Jamie Wells
IA Co-Lead
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Yakima Health District SNAP Ed Program

About Us

Yakima Health District has delivered SNAP-Ed programming in Yakima County for six years. Recently we have focused on improved food access through food bank policies and practices. We’ve also provided technical assistance for a trail development project that addresses safe walking and physical activity. This year, look for us to continue food access work through schools and mobile food banks as well as continued work around improved physical activity through promotion of local trails, pathways and parks.

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Yakima Health District

Meet our Team!

Yakima Health District
Jessica Van Doren
Yakima Health District
Lilian Bravo

Contact Us

Jessica Van Doren, Coordinator,

Lilian Bravo, Director of Public Health Partnerships,

Current Programming

Direct Education

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  • Promotion of local trails, pathways and parks for safe walking and increased physical activity
  • Food access through school gardens and school food pantries
  • Food access through pop-up food banks in high need areas
  • Yakima County Stakeholder engagement to identify and develop projects around food access and recreational activities

Community Partners

  • Yakama Nation
  • Department of Natural Resources and Engineering
  • Tribal Traffic Safety Committee
  • Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Yakima Valley Conference of Governments (YVCOG)
  • Rivers Trail Conservation Assistant (RTCA)
  • Local City Municipalities
  • Cowiche Canyon Conservation
  • Yakima Greenway
  • Yakima Health District
  • Rods House
  • Education Service District 105
  • Yakima County Schools
  • Local city government
  • Yakima Valley College
  • Perry Technical Institute
  • Local colleges in Yakima County
  • Housing Authorities
  • Community Centers including South East Community Center
  • Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) Food Bank
  • Farmers Markets
  • Yakima CSO
  • Sunnyside CSO
  • Local food banks
  • Local health clinics
  • Faith based groups