If you are interested in serving on a committee or would like more information, please download our pledge form and send it to tillamookcountywellness@gmail.com.  

Health Promotion

Committee Goals:

Develop strategies and content for dissemination of educational messages through multiple media channels, which include:

  • Type 2 diabetes risk factors and protective factors
  • Importance of screenings
  • Examples of community members and leaders who are engaging in behaviors that reduce their risk for type 2 diabetes
  • Changes that can be made in a person’s environment to reduce their risk for type 2 diabetes.
  • Promotion of existing diabetes education programs and lifestyle changes interventions that reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes.

 

Current Project 2011- 2021:

Develop and implement a “Choose Well” campaign through a series of awareness initiatives.

  • Eat Well – Tips and tricks for developing healthier eating patterns. Recipes. Local restaurant menu features.
  • Move Well – Walking groups, outdoor recreation
  • Work Well – Back to school/back to work
  • Screen Well – Known your numbers
  • Connect Well 0 Connect to services for lifestyle change/ SDOH

 

Get involved:

Committee meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Screenings

Committee Goals:

Increase diabetes risk screenings and referral to appropriate resources.

 

Current Project 2011- 2021:

Develop and implement a universal screening tool and closed-loop referral pathways. Supported by the Oregon Health Authority Sustainable Relationship for Community Health (SRCH) grant.

 

Get involved:

Committee meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Access to Healthy Food

Committee goals:

Work with organizations that provide/sell food (grocers, retailers, farmers markets, schools, caregivers, and related organizations) to improve access to foods that are part of a healthy eating pattern

 

Current Project 2011-2021:

Support a train-the-trainer program for Abuela, Mama, y Yo, a research-based program offered by the community and takes place in the community to increase knowledge about healthy practices. The ultimate goal is to reduce the impact of food and health inequities and to build communities that raise strong children who become healthy adults. Part of the program is to enhance leadership skills and self-advocacy for access to healthy food that are part of cultural traditions.

 

Get involved:

Committee meets the 2nd Thursday of every month from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Access to Physical Activity

Committee goals:

Work with organizations to improve access to places to be physically active by increasing availability of walkable areas, bike lanes, trails, etc.

 

Current Project 2011-2021:

Implement Trails Day event for schools for youth that promotes outdoor recreation opportunities on public trails, stewardship, and education on wildlife ecology.

Project to map trails in Tillamook County using GIS.

Support for on-going Wellness Walking Groups in North, Central and South County.

 

Get involved:

Committee meets the 1st Thursday of every month from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Workplace Wellness

Committee goals:

Work with organizations to develop and implement programs and policies in the workplace that reduce the risk factors for type 2 diabetes.

 

Current Project 2011-2021:

Design and implement a health improvement series for employees that can be implemented by businesses of every size. The series will represent a holistic approach to wellness, and cover topics including healthy eating patterns, physical wellness, financial wellness, and self-defense. The series will also include specific health tips into a workday such as packing lunches and how to be physically active, special guests such as chefs to lead cooking classes, and prizes for participating.

 

Get involved:

Committee meets the 3rd Thursday of every month from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm