Tillamook County Wellness (formerly the Year of Wellness) is led by a 22-member Task Force whose members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and whose work is guided by the Tillamook County Public Health Department, our backbone organization.
Since its inception in 2015, this effort has focused on building relationships among friends, family, and co-workers, between organizations, and with leadership at the local and state level to improve community health in ways that prevent chronic disease, reduce healthcare costs and improve quality of life for our residents.
Because environment and lifestyle play such a significant role in chronic disease risk, it is our goal to assess, and restructure when feasible, the environments where people live, work and play to optimize health.
Our vision is that Tillamook County communities will be places where:
- Healthful choices are the norm;
- Creating a healthy community is the responsibility of the community and not just the individual;
- All health services care for the whole person; and
- Individuals feel empowered by their community to engage in healthful lifestyles.
We strive to ensure that Tillamook County residents have evidence-informed, relevant health and wellness information at their fingertips.
We encourage you to explore our website to see our latest blogs and recipes, view our calendar and classes pages to learn how you can get connected to wellness activities in your community and “Like” and follow us on Facebook for other wellness news, events and programs.
Read about our 2016 Highlights & Accomplishments here: YOW 2016 Year End Report
Great things happen when a broad-based group of citizens comes together with a common goal, to improve the health of their community. The Year of Wellness (YOW) is led by a volunteer Task Force made up of a diverse group of health partners found throughout Tillamook County. Additionally, seven subcommittees meet regularly to identify area needs and how the YOW can best meet them. These include: Nutrition, Physical Activity, Messaging & Marketing, Mental Health, Healthy People in Public Places and subcommittees for North and South County. Our goal is to increase awareness of what constitutes a healthy lifestyle and provide the access and motivation necessary to adopt new behaviors. We want all of our citizens and visitors to know their health matters!
YOW accepts donations! Funds are needed to pay for challenge prizes, speaker fees and to cover administrative costs. Click here to learn more about donating or becoming a sponsor.
We can be reached at:
503-842-3900 ext. 4010