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Public Health & Diabetes

Diabetes Prevention & Management

In an effort to combat the growing epidemic of diabetes in American Indian and Alaska Native communities, the Samish Indian Nation's Public Health & Diabetes Program provides a variety of services to help delay or prevent a diabetes diagnosis while also reducing the risk of complications. These services are designed to educate tribal members on the risk factors of diabetes while encouraging prevention and management, physical fitness, nutrition, foot care, and vision care.

Eligibility Requirements:

You must reside in our 12-County Service Area (Clallam, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Mason, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston, or Whatcom County)

Services We Currently Offer:

Home Chef Gift Card: Home Chef is a meal kit service that works on a recurring weekly subscription model. You'll receive orders with fresh ingredients and recipe cards to make restaurant-style meals designed by chefs in the comfort of your own home. The idea is to save you time finding new recipes, meal planning and portioning.

Monthly Diabetes Educational Information: Informational flyers regarding how you can prevent and manage your diabetes mailed each month.

Diabetes Material Information:

In the Community: Qwlhó7el Camas Bake (Whidbey Island)


The Coast Salish Youth Coalition invites Samish citizens to attend their 6th Annual Qwlhó7el Camas Bake.

Dates: 16 – 19 May, 2024

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Culture Talk: Blankets of Nobility (online + Anacortes)

Anacortes, WA

Learn about the role of Coast Salish women in fostering a social economy of generosity.

Dates: 04 – 04 Jun, 2024

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Book Club: Native Seattle (virtual)


Join us for a discussion of “Native Seattle: Histories from the Crossing-Over Place” by Coll Thrush.

Dates: 11 – 11 Jun, 2024

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Samish Elders Virtual Summer Gathering


If you cannot attend the Annual Elders Luncheon, Samish Elders are invited to our Samish Elders Virtual Summer Gathering.

Dates: 14 – 14 Jun, 2024

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Chat & Craft (online + Anacortes)


Join us online or in-person to catch up while working on independent craft projects.

Dates: 15 – 15 Jun, 2024

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Annual Elders Luncheon


Samish Elders and intertribal Elders are invited!

Dates: 28 – 28 Jun, 2024

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Morning Social (online + Anacortes)

Anacortes, WA

Join online or gather at Fidalgo Bay Resort to chat and catch up.

Dates: 29 – 29 Jun, 2024

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Canoe Trips (Anacortes)

Anacortes, WA

Join the Samish Canoe Family for a short canoe trip in Fidalgo Bay.

Dates: 29 – 29 Jun, 2024

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Salish Sea Háwe7 (Anacortes)

Anacortes, WA

Explore the Samish homelands by water with Island Adventures.

Dates: 29 – 29 Jun, 2024

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Smoke Signals (online + Anacortes)

Anacortes, WA

Join virtually or in-person for a group streaming of Smoke Signals.

Dates: 29 – 29 Jun, 2024

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Book Club: 1491 (virtual)


Join us for a discussion of “1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus” by Charles C. Mann.

Dates: 15 – 15 Oct, 2024

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