The vision of the Verdant Health Commission is "to be a sustaining public resource improving the health and well-being of South Snohomish County, collaboratively and creatively working to meet the needs of our community." In Verdant, Nursing and Health Studies at UW Bothell finds a perfect partner. We are exploring a number of initiatives linking faculty and students directly to Verdant and to other agencies with which it partners. Currently we are developing a model in which Verdant is a 'hub" for many of our community health clinical sections. That will allow us to have a sustaining and sustainable network of collaborations coordinated through Verdant. Verdant is also represented on our Advisory Board and we look forward to expanding our partnership.