Providence Institute Partners with School of Nursing & Health Studies

community partnersWhen the Providence Institute for a Healthier Community launched its trailblazing initiative to help create healthier lives for people in Snohomish County, leaders turned to a trusted collaborator in their own backyard: UW Bothell.  The result was the perfect blend of teaching, learning, research, partnership and impact.  Professors Cheryl Cooke, Jody Early and Vicky Breckwich Vásquez jumped at the opportunity to involve their students in the initiative. They conducted person on-the-street and one-to-one interviews with community members; designed, organized and implemented focus groups in both English and Spanish; observed neighborhoods from their cars in a “windshield survey”; analyzed data; produced a video; and presented their process and findings at a community health summit.