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Preventive Health Services

Preventive Health Services, Education & Training

Welcome to Sea Mar's Preventive Health Services, Education & Training Department!
We are committed to addressing health inequities and helping families and communities live healthy lives.
Our programs and services are integrated within Sea Mar’s medical clinics located throughout Western Washington.
All of these services are available at little or no cost to you.
We invite you to ask your health care provider about our services.
We are happy to serve you and look forward to connecting soon.


Mary Bartolo
Executive Vice President, Deputy Director

WIC & Nutrition

WIC is a supplemental food and nutrition/breastfeeding education program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children to eat and live healthy. Clients receive nutrition and breastfeeding counseling, vouchers for nutritious foods, and assistance with referrals to needed services. Breast pumps are available on loan for breast-feeding moms.

Maternity Support Services (MSS) & Infant Case Management
MSS is an enhanced service available through the Washington State First Steps Program. The program is designed to provide support and guidance for women and clients throughout their pregnancy. MSS works in tandem with medical visits by providing supportive health services such as assessments, screening, education, interventions and case management services

Health Education Programs
The Health Education Program provides education and health promotion through one-on-one appointments and community-based classes. Our goals are to improve the health of the individuals and communities, increase their knowledge about health, motivate healthy behaviors, and reduce barriers to optimize their health status and thrive.

Medical Nutrition Therapy Program
The Medical Nutrition Therapy Team at Sea Mar gives patients the opportunity to meet with a Registered Dietitian (RD) to learn more about nutrition and healthy eating in order to help manage current medical conditions and/or prevent chronic diseases. Patients may see an RD free of charge, regardless of insurance or ability to pay.

Sea Mar - AmeriCorps
The Sea Mar – AmeriCorps program is a national service program that places members in different positions where they can provide their services directly, all through Sea Mar and associated programs

Dietetic Internship Program
The Seattle based, 9 month, full-time community-emphasis dietetic internship begins each year in fall (September/October) & ends in June including a one-week orientation & vacation.

The selected eight dietetic interns pay $8,000 in tuition & complete 1,200 hours of supervised-practice working under registered dietitians & other preceptors. In addition to clinical medical nutrition therapy (MNT) & food service administration (FSA) rotations, community nutrition rotations include outpatient, long-term care, child development, WIC, community nutrition administration & migrant/homeless services.

Applying for our internship remains very competitive. Annually, we receive many more applications than positions available. Our goal is to recruit dietitians to work in our clinics after the internship is completed.

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition & Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND), 120 S Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995;
800.877.1600 ext. 5400; email ACEND@eatright.org, Website: www.eatright.org/acend

For more information, contact the Dietetic Internship Director, Marisol Thomas, MS, RDN, MarisolThomas@seamarchc.org

The following links provide all the information you will need to apply for a Dietetic Internship position at Sea Mar:

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