From: Gari Johnson, Clackamas County Public and Government Affairs, 503-742-4370
Media and Interested Parties
Clackamas County’s Public Health Division announced 12 awardees for grant funding totaling $216,000 to further the goals of the Blueprint for a Healthy Clackamas County.
The Blueprint for a Healthy Clackamas County is the county’s Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) for helping to coordinate, connect and align priorities for collective partnerships that improve the health and quality of life for area residents. Clackamas County’s Public Health Division developed a CHIP as required by state and federal law for accreditation. The Blueprint Grants provide support for community-led health-based programs to reduce poverty, raise awareness, and develop a long-term strategy to ensure a healthier Clackamas County.
Funding for the Blueprint Grants comes from the county’s general fund. Additionally, the United Way provided $40,000 to Clackamas County to support the work of reducing poverty and improving health outcomes for the county’s children and families. United Way of the Columbia-Willamette’s investment supports a partnership where businesses, individuals, and government come together to increase healthy solutions that are born of the community.
“We are excited to announce this year’s Blueprint Grant awards and look forward to the implementation of the projects that increase equitable access to resources, opportunities and environments that maximize the health of our communities,” said Dawn Emerick, Clackamas County’s Public Health Director. “Our partnership with United Way demonstrates the county’s commitment to leveraging Public, Private Partnerships to build stronger public health systems, improvements in health equity and better quality of life.”
Projects will focus on one or more of the following goals:
- Access to Health Care & Human Services
- Culture of Health
- Healthy Behaviors
Blueprint for a Healthy Clackamas County Community Grant Awards FY2018/19
|Organization||Amount||Project Description||Health Equity Zone|
|AntFarm||$8,890||Teach, support, and engage community members in healthy choices.||Oregon Trail|
|Clackamas County Children’s Commission||$18,121||Partner with Oregon Food Bank to build school pantries at Canby and Sandy Head Start and host monthly free food market at Barlow Center.||Canby, Oregon Trail|
|Clackamas Service Center||$10,000||Expand capacity to align service providers and reduce barriers to program access for houseless.||North Clackamas|
|Growing Gardens||$12,930||Provide home gardening resources in English/Spanish to low-income households.||North Clackamas, Oregon City|
|Gladstone Food Pantry||$20,000||Increase local access to healthy food and care-coordination.||Gladstone, North Clackamas, Oregon City|
|Molalla Communities That Care||$21,889||Deliver culturally relevant emergency preparedness information to Spanish residents.||Molalla River|
|Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation (NEDCO)||$7,500||Support youth in maintaining stable housing and connection to services.||Oregon City|
|Northwest Family Services||$14,117||Assist Latin community in diabetes prevention.||Canby, Gladstone, North Clackamas, Oregon City|
|Oregon Food Bank||$19,500||Pilot free food market and culturally responsive food distribution.||Colton|
|Oregon Trail School District||$50,000||Create a fitness center at Cedar Ridge Middle School.||Oregon Trail|
|Project Access NOW||$20,000||Connect and align services and provider for individuals and families living with dual diagnosis of diabetes and behavioral health conditions.||Gladstone, North Clackamas, Oregon City|
|Todos Juntos||$13,053||Introduce nutritional and physical activity utilizing the Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) in six rural schools.||Canby, Estacada, Molalla River, Oregon Trail|
|Total Grant Award Funding:||$216,000|
For more information about the Blueprint Grants, which replaces the county’s previous Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Grants, go to https://clackamas.us/publichealth/blueprint.
For more information, members of the media and public may contact Gari Johnson at email@example.com or 503-742-4370.