Since 2009, we have been promoting health, and wellness to the community of Valdez.


Our mission

Living well for life.

Our vision

Improve the health and wellness of all Valdez community members by making it easier to live a healthy lifestyle.

goals

  • Eat Well
  • Move More
  • Be Socially Connected

societal sectors

  • Health Organizations
  • City of Valdez
  • Education
  • Businesses
  • Faith Communities

We partner with Providence Valdez Medical Center to get a better  understanding of what it is our community needs, straight from the source.

Click the button below to review the statistics and results of our community health assessment.


SWAN is a community inspired endeavor and is focused on creating health and wellness for all residents.
— Copper Valley Ruralite

What We've Achieved

  • Grand opening of the Valdez Community Garden (Karen Davey Stewart Memorial) as a result of SWAN funding in the summer of 2016.

  • In 2016-17, over 200 6-8th grade students donned movement trackers and participated in challenges with peers through the SQORD project, a partnership with Providence Valdez Medical Center and the Valdez City Schools.

  • Partnership with Providence Valdez Medical Center to provide a yearly bicycle safety clinic including free helmet distribution. 

  • A community weight loss average of over a 1000 pounds per year through the Healthier You Valdez program, a partnership with Valdez Parks & Recreation.

  • A yearly average of over 300 people utilizing nordic ski gear through the Ski For Free program, a partnership with Prince William Sound College.

  • Partnership with City of Valdez Parks and Recreation to provide community activities and events such as the Valdez Race Series, Climb to Denali and the Qaniq Challenge.