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January 25 – April 19, 2014
Welcome to Healthier You 2014!

Healthier You is moving to the City of Valdez Parks and Recreation Website.   Check back here for a direct link next week.

community needs assessment

Community Needs AssessmentThis report provides our community and health care providers the information necessary to understand and address evolving community health needs. Click on the image to read the report.

ski for free!

Winter is here! Stop by the Wellness Center to check out skis, boots, poles, gaiters, headlamps, snowshoes, and GPS’s.   More information is available on our ski for free page.


why we’re here

We firmly believe that good physical, mental and spiritual health is critical to quality of life and longevity. Of course, acquiring and maintaining good health requires commitment and discipline. It also entails making good decisions.

SWAN is here to help. The notion that “knowledge is power” is the driving force behind SWAN’s Know Your Numbers campaign, a program designed to measure individual baseline health. Knowing and understanding your numbers is the first step on the road to better health. Additionally, SWAN is committed to supporting and bolstering new and existing healthy living activities and events in Valdez. Foremost of those is the Healthier You Competition, a fun opportunity to make a positive change to your health.

Start making healthy decisions today. For example, walk or ride your bike to work instead of driving. Do yoga. Attend a musical production or play. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Turn off the TV and read a book. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Drink more water. The possibilities are endless! Get up, get out, and do something today for better health tomorrow. Here’s to a healthier Valdez!

  • know your numbers!!

    Once you've completed your biometric screening, here's the next step to learn more about your numbers.
    Click on the Know Your Numbers logo to be directed to WebMD’s health manager website, a secure Health Portal. Enter your health numbers to identify your unique needs and receive personalized support to help you improve your health.

  • free screening

    Biometric Screening will be available January 28 - 31, 2014. Sign ups are offered on a first come, first served basis so make sure you come to the Healthier You Kickoff to reserve your spot. more
  • healthy tips

    Check out trekking poles and GPS Devices for free at the Wellness Center.

    Don't miss the new City of Valdez website with all Parks and Rec activity info now easy to find! Go to www.ci.valdez.ak.us.

    Stop by the Wellness Center and sign up for the Geocache Program. Instant winners for all who find the caches.

    Participate in the Hike Alaska Wild Kountry Program and be entered to win backpacks full of ourdoor gear.

    Head to the Valdez High School for a swim in our warm pool.