Community Descriptions

Community Descriptions are short health assessments that look at health data specific to the communities within our county. They will include information on a range of health topics that can help inform community planning and action.

We know that different parts of our county experience unique strengths and concerns. In addition to the countywide 2018 Community Health Assessment, the health department is also preparing reports that take a closer look at how health varies by geography within Whatcom County. We’ve used school district boundaries to define the communities. 

The draft Community Descriptions below were shared for feedback at the listening sessions shown to the right. We are working to incorporate the feedback we received into final versions of each Community Description. The final reports will be released late fall/early winter 2018.

 Community Listening Session Dates:

Sept. 18: Deming Public Library | 10:30am-12:30pm

Sept. 20: Blaine Public Library | 10:00am-12:00pm

Sept. 25: Ferndale Public Library | 10:30am-12:30pm

Sept. 26: Lynden Public Library | 1:30-3:30pm

Oct. 1: Advent Christian Church, Sumas | 5:00-7:00pm       (address: 125 Front St)

Oct. 3: East Whatcom Regional Resource Center | 5:30-7:30pm

Oct. 9: Fairhaven Park Pavilion, Bellingham | 5:00-7:00pm

Oct. 10: NW Baptist Church, Bellingham | 10:00am-12:00pm (address: 3545 Northwest Ave.)

Oct. 11: Meridian School District | 5:00-7:00pm                   (address: 214 W Laurel Rd)

Draft Community Descriptions:

Click below to read your community's draft report.

Blaine (includes Birch Bay, Blaine, and Point Roberts)

Bellingham

Ferndale (includes Custer, Ferndale, and Lummi Nation)

Lynden

Meridian (includes areas within the Meridian School District)

Mt. Baker (includes Acme, Deming, Glacier, Kendall, Maple Falls and Van Zandt)

Nooksack Valley (includes Everson, Nooksack, and Sumas)


Listening session invitation