Saturday, October 12, 2013
Our Partners



 The Pierce County Medical Society (PCMS) is a professional membership organization of Physicians and Physician Assistants practicing in Pierce County, Washington. Formed in 1888, the Society has grown to a membership of over 700 practicing physicians and physician assistants and 250 retired members.


 Mission: To safeguard and enhance the health of the communities of Pierce County.  As representatives of this agency, we are expected to follow ethical principles in our work. We choose to foster an environment of accountability, honesty, trust and forgiveness through our behavior, words and actions. We show evidence of our transparency in all of our transactions.We illustrate professionalism and encourage development and growth in the practice of Public Health.

Our family care services include same day appointments at our community clinics for all members of the family as well as the most advanced care available in the South Sound for tiny babies in our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

The Franciscan Health System, located in Washington, includes five full-service hospitals; a large primary-care and specialty-care medical group; in-home and inpatient hospice and palliative care; same-day surgery centers; occupational health and physical therapy clinics; and centers for advanced medicine that are distinguished by expertise and state-of-the-art technology.

 The Y is a cause-driven organization focused on three key areas: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We believe a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health, and our neighbors.  Being healthy is about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind, and body. At the Y you can work toward that balance by challenging yourself with new activities, fostering connections with neighbors, or joining family-centered activities.




The Tacoma-Pierce County ACHIEVE coalition started in 2008 under a cooperative grant from the Centers for Disease Control and the YMCA of the USA. This initiative seeks to reduce childhood obesity within the Key Peninsula and the City of Tacoma using a policy, systems and environmental change approach.

The ACHIEVE coalition is governed by the CHART Leadership Team and is comprised of city and county leaders who have committed to reducing childhood obesity in Pierce County.

The ACHIEVE coalition has 3 community based committees: Community Gardens, School Meals and Youth Physical Activity.