Healthier You was started in 2010 as a Parks & Recreation weight loss competition. In the first year, more than 200 people participated for a total of more than 1600 lbs. lost.
In 2011, the Sound Wellness Alliance Network (SWAN) was approached by Parks & Recreation to partner together to bring this program back for its second year. SWAN became the program's major sponsor, and helped springboard the program into a more comprehensive healthy living program. SWAN's financial support, guidance, and volunteers significantly impacted the expansion of the program we enjoy today. Seeing the benefits of this community program, Providence Valdez Medical Center and the PWSCC Health & Fitness Center have joined in as current and past partners of the program.