Together we can make a healthier Kitsap

Kitsap Healthy Eating,  Active Living Coalition

Kitsap Healthy Eating, Active Living Coalition


History of KItsap HEAL

The Kitsap Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) Coalition planning team was formed from a group of community organizations that recognized the importance of a collective impact for community health improvement. Many had previous experience working together on a successful obesity prevention campaign called 5210Kitsap. The HEAL Coalition planning team evolved from a group wanting to share a similar message to a group ready to make lasting change. We recognized that lasting change requires a shift in the way we live, learn, work and play in Kitsap. This can be achieved through identification and implementation of strategies that address policies, systems and our environment. We hope this will make a lasting impact on the health of every Kitsap resident.

The coalition team has developed two focus areas; Healthy Eating and Active Living. Under these focus areas, goals and strategies will be identified for Kitsap County through research, discussion and stakeholder engagement. The strategies identified will be recognized as being essential to improving healthy eating and physical activity opportunities in our community.

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Kitsap HEAL meets quarterly. 

Work groups meet monthly or by decision of the group members. 

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What we value. what guides us.

Our Core Values

  • Equity
  • Collaboration & Partnerships
  • Education/skill building
  • Life course view

Our Guiding Priciples

  • We use a collective impact approach, bringing together partners from a variety of sectors. 
  • We focus on changing community conditions. 
  • We strive to reduce disparities by promoting opportunities for all; we employ a trauma informed perspective.
  •  We build on existing community assets. 
  • We utilize best and promising practices. 
  • We are strengths based; we seek to design strategies with the input of those we hope to reach. 
  • We strive to promote an understanding of how HEAL impacts costs, quality of life, and time. 

Our Key Measures (Kitsap County) 

  • Reduction in the prevalence of overweight and obesity among residents. 
  • Increase in the percentage of residents who engage in regular physical activity. 
  • Increase in the percent of citizens who practice healthy eating habits

Kitsap HEAL One-Pager

Download and share our printable HEAL one-pager for use in your organization and networks.  

HEAL_Community_OnePager (pdf)