Columbia Pacific CCO awards projects within Clatsop, Columbia and Tillamook counties that improve the health of the community. The Community Wellness Investment Fund supports innovative, local and sustainable solutions that address health equity and social determinants of health, in one or more of the eight improvement priorities identified in the Regional Health Improvement Plan.
The following projects were funded in Clatsop County:
Clatsop Community Action — Social Determinants Alignment Program, $25,000.
Based on Providence Seaside Hospital’s successful community help desk model, CCA will launch a similar resource desk located in the community. Community help desks help align community resources to support individual’s social determinants of health needs and serves as a bridge between multiple teams, including housing, energy assistance, food and case management to improve health outcomes in low-income individuals in the community.
Clatsop County Public Health — Harm reduction program, $25,000.
This project is designed to maintain the evidence-based harm reduction program that has effectively been serving people in Clatsop County with clean needles and other supplies, including naloxone, which can be used to reduce risk for disease and drug overdose. The project also offers support to seek supports and services for substance use disorder.
Clatsop County Master Gardeners Associations — Seed to Supper Program, $500.
The goal of this program is to equip participants for success in low-cost vegetable gardening. The Seed to Supper is a program of the Oregon Food Bank and Oregon State University Extension Service. The program will teach participants how to grow fresh fruits and vegetables and how to incorporate these fresh and healthy ingredients in to their diet.
Clatsop County 4H and Oregon State University Extension Service — Food Hero Campaign Implementation at Astoria School District, $25,000.
Food Hero is a multichannel social marketing program from OSU Extension, which aims to help low-income Oregonians improve their health through the consumption of fruits and vegetables to reduce obesity rates by providing school-based education strategies that support increased access to affordable, healthy food options in the school environment.
South County Community Food Bank — Food Bank Transport Vehicle Replacement, $7,500.
The South County Community Food Bank picks up and delivers food from CCA and other community partners with a 1996 Food Box truck that has approximately 216,000 miles. This grant, along with other community grants, will be used toward replacement of the vehicle.
Clatsop County CASA Programs, Inc. — CASA Volunteer Training and Supervision, $7,500.
The Clatsop County CASA Program in Astoria is appointed to represent every foster child in Clatsop County. CASA supports and advocates for every foster child in Clatsop County. This grant will be used to recruit additional volunteers, provide training and supervision for those volunteers.