Every project funded through the Central Oregon Health Council teaches us something new about our community, the needs, and the issues that cause them. We explore the successes and challenges of our projects here in our case studies to help all of Central Oregon better understand how to approach the big issues such as poverty, chronic disease, homelessness, and more. We consider it our responsibility to share what works, what doesn’t, and our best understanding of why so that others can approach the solution with the lived experience of those who came before.
High Desert Food and Farm Alliance
VeggieRx is a fresh produce prescription program that improves healthy eating habits for individuals experiencing food insecurity and diagnosed with diet-modifiable disease. This program aims to increase the access to and consumption of fresh vegetables and fruits by participants who receive vouchers for produce as well as nutrition education.Read More
St. Charles Health System
The St. Charles Mobile Care Clinic will provide ongoing clinical support to help patients with diabetes increase self-management skills, identify barriers to care, and make lifestyle changes that improve quality of life.Read More
Juntos Aprendemos (translated: together we learn) is an initiative that connects families to resources and schools to close the gaps in Kindergarten Readiness and 3rd-grade reading outcomes between Latino students and their peers. This project builds upon the already substantial strengths of our Latino community by ensuring that the culture of family support is integrated into school settings.Read More