Healthy Yakima

Healthy Yakima

Working Together for a Healthy Community

Sustaining the health of our community begins by ensuring everyone in our community is able to access the tools and resources necessary to better their own health and wellbeing. Healthy Yakima supports programs and services through MultiCare Yakima Memorial that focus on providing education opportunities for obesity prevention, offering easy access to disease prevention and management programs, and so much more!

The ACT! Program helped me learn ways to add vegetables and fruits into my meals in a way that I would enjoy them. I also like that this program encouraged us to cook as a family.

- Camila, age 9


Improve health outcomes in the Yakima Valley, helping people to live their best lives and empowering people to make healthy changes to their life to reach better wellness.

Thanks to our generous donors, we have been able to:

Roger and Marilyn Yockey successful Diabetes prevention graduates

Help 50 Healthy Yakima participants lose a combined total of 692 pounds through diabetes prevention programs

Father and Son Cooking Healthy

Provide health and fitness classes for 5,653 adults and 430 children


Reduce screen time in favor of physical activity for 86% of kids in the ACT! Get Up, Get Moving program

Grocery Tour ACT 2019

Provide nutrition classes and YMCA memberships at no cost to families 

Our ongoing healthy yakima initiatives include:

ACT! Get Up, Get Moving is an evidence-based program that educated youth and their families how to lead healthy lifestyles. They incorporate nutritional and physical components to the program, including cooking classes and gym memberships to help kids improve their health.

Your donations help provide scholarships that cover enrollment in this program for those in need.

Yakima Valley Memorial’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps prediabetic patients lower their risk of Type 2 diabetes. This program focuses on equipping participants with the tools and knowledge they need to keep their health in check, and hopefully lowering their risk for Type 2 diabetes.

Your donations help provide scholarships that cover enrollment in this program for those in need.

Through a partnership with MultiCare Yakima Memorial, exercise activities such as yoga, Zumba, fitness boot camps, and cooking classes, which will now include 100 classes specifically for children, are a valuable community resource. These are provided at low or no cost to those who qualify, or are referred to the programs by their healthcare provider.

Thanks to our donors, Memorial Foundation is able to forge a partnership with Wellness House, an organization that provides support services for cancer patients and their families. The new Wellness House facility will host a variety of Healthy Yakima classes and bereavement support groups offered by the Compass Care Team.

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