Winter 2017


Set aside a day this year to spend with the Verdant Health Commission and other community members learning from experts about ways we can live our healthiest and happiest lives. View the agenda, or jump to detailed descriptions of sessions and presenters.

Date: Monday, February 27, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th Street SW, Lynnwood — free parking available
Cost: $49 Early Bird registration through Jan. 31. $69 Regular registration starts Feb. 1. Registration includes healthy breakfast and lunch buffets. Scholarships are available. Download the conference scholarship form for details or to apply for a scholarship.
Master of Ceremonies: 

  • Bob Drewel, WSU North Puget Sound at Everett


  • Anthony B. Iton, M.D., J.D., MPH, Senior Vice President of Healthy Communities, The California Endowment. Dr. Iton will present on health equity.
  • Kevin Breel, writer, comedian, and activist for mental health. Breel will speak about mental health.
  • Remarks from Verdant Superintendent Dr. Robin Fenn and the presentation of Verdant’s community awards.

Breakout Sessions:
Choose sessions to attend from these topics:

  • Healthier Body
  • Healthier Mind
  • Making Health Happen

 To register, visit the Eventbrite registration website or contact us at (425) 582-8600 with questions.




8-8:30 a.m.

Arrival & Check In Help Yourself to Healthy Breakfast Options

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Breakfast Keynote Anthony Iton, M.D., J.D., MPH, Senior Vice President for Healthy Communities at The California Endowment, speaking on health equity

  Interest Tracks
  Healthier Body

Healthier Mind

Making Health Happen

9:45-10:35 a.m.

Healthy & Delicious: How the Mediterranean Diet Works

Coping With Anxiety & Depression

Advocacy Training: How Do You Tell Your Story?

10:50-11:40 a.m.

Local Views on Health Disparities

What Do We Do About Substance Abuse?

Hidden in Plain Sight: Practical Solutions for Small- to Medium-sized Employers

11:55 a.m. – 1:10 p.m.

Lunch Keynote Kevin Breel, Writer, Comedian, and Activist for Mental Health, speaking on mental health

1:25-2:15 p.m.

Effective Prevention

Do Race and Ethnicity Matter in Mental Health?

How Do You Successfully Engage Your Community?

2:30-3:20 p.m.

Nutrition as Medicine

Yoga: Mind, Movement & Meditation

Improving Our Environment for Everyday Health

3:35-4:15 p.m.

Closing Presentation -Remarks from Verdant Superintendent Robin Fenn, Ph.D., LICSW -Presentation of Verdant’s Community Awards -Network Opportunity Please enjoy refreshments, information booths, and networking to close out the event at the conclusion of the presentation.