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2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember phone number for people to call for health and human service information and referrals and other assistance to meet their needs.
WIN211 maintains a statewide database of community resources. Looking for help? SEARCH the online database.
Regional Call Centers
WIN211 is a network of 7 regional call centers. Call 2-1-1 and get connected to a specialist in your area.
2-1-1 partners with services statewide to meet community needs and get help into people’s hands.
July 13th, 2017
Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) is a strength, balance and fitness program for adults 65 and older. Performing exercises that improve strength, balance and fitness are the single most important activity that adults can do to stay active and reduce their chance of falling. The entire curriculum of activities in the SAIL Program can help improve strength and balance, if done regularly.
Classes are offered across the state. To find information about classes, please read (more…)
June 14th, 2017
Washington State Department of Health is teaming up with Safeway to offer Complete Eats, an exclusive new program in Washington that makes it easier for families on a limited budget to afford fruits and vegetables. Complete Eats offers extra saving to shoppers who use their SNAP/Basic Food benefits (formerly called Food Stamps) when they buy fruits and vegetables. Shoppers who buy at least $10 worth of qualifying fruits and vegetables using their SNAP/EBT card and their Safeway Club Card will get a coupon for $5 off their next purchase. To learn about this program read (more…)
June 12th, 2017
Looking for a fun and health way to feed your child this summer? Check out a summer meal program to help your child or teen get free food and snacks. Call the Family Food Hotline at 1-888-4-FOOD-WA (1-888-436-6392), M-Th, 8am-5:30pm; F, 8am-5pm or visit the USDA Summer Meal Finder to find meal sites near you.
May 24th, 2017
The Fresh Bucks program will be returning in May at all Seattle farmers markets and many other locations throughout the state. Fresh Bucks provides extra buying power for people with SNAP benefits (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as “food stamps” and often referred to as “EBT”). By matching dollars spent in food stamp benefits every time they shop at a Fresh Bucks-participating market, SNAP shoppers are able to purchase more fresh, healthy produce – all from local farmers. Fresh Bucks and Similar EBT matching programs are located across Washington State. To learn about the program and locations read (more…)
May 22nd, 2017
Download our quarterly newsletters to keep up with the latest news from WIN211. Find out about new programs, partner programs, upcoming changes, demographics, caller needs, and much more.
May 3rd, 2017
Governor Jay Inslee has signed a proclamation encouraging all people in Washington to “take action to reduce their risk of stroke, know the signs and symptoms, and act F.A.S.T.”
Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in Washington. Stroke can happen at any age. Rates for stroke have been declining among older adults, the group most commonly impacted by stroke. However, we recognize the importance of focusing on prevention, as more adults ages 18 to 54 are being hospitalized for stroke, and have risk factors for stroke.
What can you do to help reduce death and disability from stroke – not just in May, but all year long?
April 26th, 2017
اطلاعات شبکه واشنگتن 211 held their 10-Year Anniversary event on January 31, 2016. The memorable event was held at the Washington State Governor’s Mansion in Olympia. The evening event was filled with stories of WIN211’s history, pride in its achievements, recognition of those who paved the way for the 211 system in Washington and a bit of fun and whimsy.
February 2nd, 2017
The President’s executive order limiting immigration to the United States has raised questions for dual citizen travelers, travelers holding green cards and travelers holding immigrant visas. The Port of Seattle website encourages anyone expecting visitors to arrive at SeaTac with refugee status or from one of the 7 countries listed in Trump’s executive order – Iraq, Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen – to contact legal resources for potential support. For legal resources read (more…)
در حدود 91% of older adults have a least one chronic condition, and 73% have at least two. Chronic conditions – such as diabetes, arthritis, hypertension, and lung disease – seriously compromise the quality of life of older adults, often forcing them to give up their independence too soon. Chronic conditions also place a significant financial burden on individuals as well as health care systems. In 2011, this cost totaled nearly $3 trillion. The traditional medical model – which focuses more on the illness than the patient – is costly and often ineffective. Get more facts on the impact of chronic disease at the NCOA Center for Healthy Aging – Chronic Disease.
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
Through a partnership with the U.S. Administration on Aging, NCOA promotes the implementation of Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) in communities throughout the United States. Offered not only in this country but also worldwide, this program has been has been proven to help older adults better manage their chronic conditions, improve their quality of life, and lower their health care costs.
CDSMP workshops meet once a week for two and one-half hours, over six consecutive weeks. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with chronic diseases themselves. Workshops are highly interactive.
Topics include the following:
- How to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain, and isolation.
- Ways to maintain and improve strength, flexibility, and endurance.
- Managing medications.
- How to communicate more effectively with family, friends, and health professionals.
- Healthy eating.
WIN211 has partnered with the Washington State Department of Health to help promote health and wellness on a range of topics including emergency preparedness and response information, flu prevention and immunizations, and other health concerns.
Chronic Disease Self Management Programs
WIN211 has partnered with the Washington State Department of Health to promote the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.
Imagine how it would feel to take control of your health!
- Use medications effectively
- Solve problems and meet personal goals
- Talk to your doctor about your health
- Make choices about your treatment
- Be a healthy caregiver
Rediscover your zest for living a healthy life in six weeks!
Are you unsure about how to best manage an ongoing health condition? Are you tired, anxious, frustrated, in pain? Try something new! Join a safe, supportive six-week self-management workshop and discover new, practical ways to live better and healthier.
The Living Well self-management workshop was developed at Stanford University and has become the proven leader in self-management for people with chronic health conditions. Sign up for a workshop in your area and rediscover the life you’ve been missing. New workshops are scheduled regularly by request.