Tillamook County Earns National Achievement Award for Health

  Tillamook County has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. NACo recognized Tillamook County for its efforts to improve community health and quality of life through the work of Tillamook County Wellness. More than 40 […]

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Nestucca Valley School Trails Day Engages Youth, Shows Outdoor Recreation Opportunities Available in Own Backyard

By Laura Swanson Trails Day for Nestucca Junior Senior High School students on May 29th at Camp Meriwether brought together Tillamook County Wellness partners to launch community engagement with a focus on youth and trails.  Throughout the sunny, warm day, over 150 students from grades 7th through 12th, along with additional staff and volunteers, engaged […]

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Brussel Sprouts, Cranberry & Bulgur Salad

Recipe & Photo Source: FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 5   Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 45 min   Ingredients: 1⁄3 cup dried bulgur 1 cup boiling water 1⁄2 pound (2 cups) Brussels Sprouts 1⁄2 cup dried cranberries 1⁄4 cup nuts, chopped 1⁄4 cup orange juice 4 1⁄2 teaspoons oil 2 Tablespoons vinegar […]

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Wellness Partners Provide Programs to Support Positive Changes

Rinehart Clinic’s Quality Director, Denise Weiss, presented the clinic’s “Success Stories:  Diabetes Control” at a recent OCHIN Learning Forum attended by healthcare centers from across the region. (OCHIN is an electronic health record program.) Tillamook County Wellness partners are teaming up to help people more readily access the things they need to make healthy behavior […]

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Southwestern Stuffed Potato

Recipe & Photo Source: FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 4   Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 15 minutes   Ingredients:   2 medium potatoes (each about 5 inches x 2½ inches) 1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained 3⁄4 cup salsa 1 cup corn 1⁄2 cup shredded cheese (try cheddar, pepper jack, or […]

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New Disc Golf Course Open to the Public

What began as an idea for a fun PE class has turned into a new community recreation asset. Thanks to the efforts of Jamie Dixson, Athletic Director and PE teacher, students at East Elementary and Tillamook Junior High School have a new disc golf course and curriculum added to their PE programming. The new Bohannon […]

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Spinach Pasta Salad

Recipe & Photo Source: FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 6   Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 15 minutes   Ingredients:   2 cups cooked pasta (try whole wheat shells, bow ties, macaroni or other small shapes) 4 cups spinach 1⁄4 cup dried cranberries 2 Tablespoons sunflower seeds 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges, […]

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Why I’m In – An Interview with Tillamook Mayor, Suzanne Weber

Photo Credit: Cody Mann, Headlight Herald The Tillamook County Wellness “Why I’m In” interview series highlights our community partners and what has inspired and motivated them to work toward the common goal of improving community health.  You can learn more about our partners at tillamookcountyhealthmatters.org.    “WHY I’M IN …” Suzanne Weber, Mayor, City of […]

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Cilantro Lime Tuna Wrap

Cilantro Lime Tuna Wrap Recipe & Photo Credit: FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 6 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 1 hour   Ingredients: 3 Tablespoons lime juice 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise 2 cans (5 ounces each) tuna in water, drained 2⁄3 cup cilantro, chopped and loosely packed 2 green onions or 1/2 teaspoon onion […]

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