The vision of the nutrition and diabetes education departments is to see individuals of this community achieve wellness through promotion of healthy lifestyles while preserving culture, traditions, and values.
The nutrition and diabetes education departments strive to empower individuals in their health by providing education that takes into consideration their unique needs and experiences. The program especially focuses on providing culturally relevant education to American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Candace Gruginski, RN, NTP, CGE, CFCN (Diabetes Education Coordinator)
Phone: (360) 267-8146
Pam Drake, NTP (Nutritional Therapy Practitioner)
Phone: (360) 267-8205
Yílən ʔ ən means “help someone or give help” in our native language and is pronounced “yee-lah uhn.”