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Yakima Neighborhood Health Services

Yakima Neighborhood Health Services

Implementing Agency (IA)

Department of Health

Key Contacts

Amy Sigman
IA Co-Lead
Email Amy
Jamie Wells
IA Co-Lead
Email Jamie

Yakima Neighborhood Health Services SNAP Ed Program

About Us

Yakima Neighborhood Health Services (YNHS) is a Community Health Center providing full scope primary care in Yakima County. Serving both urban and rural communities, the goal of the YNHS Food Smarts program is to increase families’ knowledge of healthy foods, physical activities, and community resources. The Food Smarts program has targeted activities for children age 8-12 and for adults. Registered Dietitians and Nutrition Educators provide individual and group instruction in healthy eating. Staff work closely with YNHS medical staff to coordinate education and resources for patients. Targeted efforts of the Food Smarts program will focus on people living in supportive housing programs, as well as people experiencing homelessness, including those at risk of homelessness in the LGBTQ community. Case managers will work with YNHS nutrition staff to provide healthy eating information, meal planning, healthy snacks and food preparation skills in these environments.

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Yakima Neighborhood Health Services

Meet our Team!

Yakima Neighborhood Health Services
Katie Smith
509-454-4143 x1203
Yakima Neighborhood Health Services
Sandra Valencia
Yakima Neighborhood Health Services
Melinda Diaz
Nutrition Educator
Yakima Neighborhood Health Services
Susana Martinez
Nutrition Educator

Contact Us

Katie Smith,

Current Programming

Direct Education

  • Food Smarts


  • Transitional Housing: train case managers about benefits of incorporating nutrition information and information on the benefits of physical activity as part of the life skills training provided to transitional housing residents
  • Farmers Markets: identify barriers to shopping at farmers’ markets and farmer stores for fresh fruits and vegetables

Community Partners

  • CSO offices in Yakima and Sunnyside
  • YNHS providers and clinical staff
  • WIC providers
  • OIC of Greater Washington