Partners for Health Wellness Program

The County offers a voluntary employee wellness program to all regular employees who work at least 20 hours per week.

Mission Statement

To contribute towards building a healthy, productive workforce and making Snohomish County a great place to live and work. Through programs, services, tools, and initiatives, Partners for Health will aim to:

  • Provide awareness of the many dimensions of wellness
  • Improve employee health and well-being
  • Provide resources to help employees reach their goals
  • Positively affect employee morale and job satisfaction
  • Help reduce health care costs, enhange productivity, lower rates of absenteeism, and help to lower rates of turnover


The purpose of the Partners for Health wellness program is to encourage healthy lifestyles, decrease the risk of disease, and to enhance the quality of life of our employees.

Our wellness program aims to help lower health care costs, decrease the seriousness of illnesses, improve productivity and job satisfaction, and create a culture of health.

Tools, resources, and programs we offer:


"The Partners for Health program inspired me to start riding my bike again, to take on major hikes and mountain climbs, and to walk regularly. I started using the Map My Walk app in May, and since then I have logged over 1,010 miles, burned 106,100 calories while biking, walking, running, hiking, and mountain climbing.

One major climb that I completed was Mt. Shuksan near Mt. Baker. It is 16 miles round trip with a 6500’ elevation gain over the glacier. I completed this hike in one day.

I also just completed the Kalalau Trail in Kauai.The 22 miles round trip trail along the Na Pali coast is considered one of the 10 most dangerous trails in the United States. My wife and I enjoyed four wonderful days along this trail.

Best of all, I have lost 45 pounds this year, and I am on track to lose another 5 to 10 pounds."

Rich Patton - Parks & Recreation Operations Supervisor

Rich Patton - Mt. Shuksan at 9,131'

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