Like so many of our neighbors, we love our community. We're committed to contributing to its prosperity and health. If you know of other ways we can serve and support good health in this region, please let us know.
We aim to enhance individual and community health, in part through collaboration with other organizations. Here are some examples of current and recent grant-funded studies and projects, all aimed at preventing disease and enhancing health through community-based interventions and programs.
Coast to the Cascades Childhood Obesity Project
- Developing health care networks for reducing childhood obesity in rural Oregon counties. Funded by the Northwest Health Foundation and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- Measuring the prevalence of obesity in children in Linn, Lincoln and Benton counties. Funded by Pacific Source Community Health Initiative.
Senior Companion Program
- Recruiting and managing senior companion volunteers to help people who need extra assistance in order to continue to live independently in their own homes. Funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Community Health Improvement Partnerships
- Using Community Health Improvement Partnerships (CHIP) to Improve Health in Rural Communities. Funded by the Oregon Office of Rural Health.
- Teaching Women "MammaCare" Clinical Breast Self-Exam Skills. Funded by the Safeway Foundation.
Medical Reserve Corps
- Building the Capacity of Local Medical Reserve Corps. Funded by the National Association of County and City Health Officials.
- Building SHS Research Capacity via Web-Based Technologies. Funded in part by the John Erkkila Endowment.
- Rx Safe: Shared Medication Management and Decision Support for Rural Clinicians. Collaborative project with Oregon Health and Science University.
Enhancing Complex Care
- Enhancing Complex Care through an Integrated Care Coordination Information System. Collaborative project with Oregon Health and Science University.