The Way to Wellville Promotes and 

Advocates for Healthy Lifestyles in 

Clatsop County

Introducing The Way to Wellville

Our goal is to build networks through community organizing to increase access to and use of beneficial services, activities and resources to improve the health of Clatsop County residents. The following four focus areas were determined to have the greatest community benefit. Explore each category by moving your cursor over the interactive icons to learn more about the programs.

Community Wellness
Economic Opportunity
Emotional Health
Health Care Access

Featured Story

  • Community Advisory Council discusses substance use

    Jun 14, 2018

    By Sue Cody

    Thirty health care workers and community representatives attended Columbia Pacific Coordinated Care Organization’s quarterly Community Advisory Council (CAC) community conversation to address substance use disorder.

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    A panel discussion in Seaside on June 12 identified both resources and areas for improvement.

     Panelists were:

    • Alan Evans, CEO of Helping Hands Reentry Program
    • Dr. Lisa Huddleston, a primary care physician at Providence Seaside Medical Center
    • Corrie Falleur, recent high-school graduate
    • Kim Krause, administrator Bridge to Pathways, a detox center in St. Helens

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    Panelists discussed substance use in Columbia, Tillamook and Clatsop counties. The CAC surveyed use and identified resources, such as Helping Hands and Jordan’s Hope for Recovery.

    When asked what the community can do to address the opioid epidemic, Evans said it was important to work together, share data and “treat the person’s story.” In other words, take into account trauma someone has experienced.

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    CAC Coordinator Sarah LaCoste Brown said the meeting was very educational and helped identify gaps in service.

    The major service gaps identified were:

    • Detox center
    • Trauma-informed care
    • Mental health
    • Education
    • Funding


    Having only one detox center that accepts the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) does not meet the demand of the three counties.

    Brown said education and promotion of available resources should become higher priorities. Moving forward, another goal is to create a trauma-informed community.

    Those who attended should look for a follow-up survey from Brown.  Members who are interested in serving on the CAC should contact Brown at

    For a complete list of recovery resources and meetings in Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook and Pacific counties, see:


What's New 


Put a spark back in your life:
Get out and exercise!

The Way to Wellville is working with small businesses to create Work Place Wellness Programs. One of these programs is our Way to Wellville Activity Card. If your small business is interested in starting a Work Place Wellness Program please contact us at

The Activity card is a way to help employees find what kind of exercise might work for them. We have partnered with local businesses, agencies and parks to get you started for FREE. Below are examples of what activities you can try for free here in Clatsop County. 

Front Copy of FInal Card
Final Picture of Card Back

Who We Are

  • Our Strategic Council

    Way to Wellville is supported in Clatsop County by our Strategic Council. The Strategic Council is responsible for identifying potential health promotion projects, providing oversight for Way to Wellville developed initiatives, leadership in the community promoting Way to Wellville and partner organization, and effectively represent a wide variety of community viewpoints.
  • Community Partners

    Community Partners throughout Clatsop County are coming together to help Way to Wellville succeed in our mission. Learn more about our current partners and how your organization can get involved.
  • Our Staff

    Clatsop County's Way to Wellville program is organized by a small team of dedicated individuals alongside our partners throughout the community. Learn more about who we are, what we do and how to contact us if you would like to get involved.

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