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

  • Sharing stories helps guide community health investments

    Oct 23, 2018

    In coffee shops and hospitals, residents of Clatsop, Tillamook and Columbia counties are being invited to share ideas of what their communities could do to promote health.

    Columbia Pacific Coordinated Care Organization staff at many social service and health care sites are asking its members to do surveys. Volunteers are also bringing laptops to gathering places to survey more people.

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    It’s all part of Columbia Pacific’s Community Health Assessment to get input from residents, health care providers, local leaders and more. That input shapes Columbia Pacific’s five-year Community Health Improvement Plan.

    “We want to get the community voice at the table for decisions about how we invest in health,” says Nancy Knopf, Columbia Pacific’s Community Health Partnership manager.

    The stories put human faces on data from agencies like the Oregon Office of Rural Health and Greater Oregon Behavioral Health.

    “We will save and use these stories over next five years,” says Knopf, “as we are talking with local partners about programs for tobacco cessation, food and nutrition access or other social issues that affect health.”

    All residents invited

    More than 350 residents have taken the survey so far. Knopf hopes to reach 1,000 people before the Nov. 17 deadline. Any resident is invited to take the survey online. Go to colpachealth.org and click on the bright orange banner to take the survey.

    The survey takes about 10 minutes, Knopf said. It asks people to share a health-based experience, and how it was affected by support, barriers, attitudes, cost, location, safety and education.

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    The public will learn survey results at a series of events in early 2019.

    Columbia Memorial Hospital, Providence Seaside Hospital and county public health departments are sharing the process of data collection.

    “Our goals are already fairly well aligned,” Knopf says. “My vision for the survey is that larger groups can come together to prioritize and leverage how we invest in community health improvement.”

    The current Community Health Improvement Plan has funded a range of programs:

    • - Trauma-informed care seminars for local social services, public services and teachers
    • - Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)-based seminars on reducing childhood trauma
    • - Healthy Hearts program in Clatsop County
    • - YMCA project in Tillamook County

    The plan and annual updates are online at the Columbia Pacific CCO website.

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 vandusens@careoregon.org.

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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