A healthy future through prevention and wellness
By intervening early we can change behaviors and achieve community-wide wellness for generations to come. That’s why we support programs that are proven to prevent behaviors that can lead to unhealthy living, but instead encourage a positive way of life.
We work for a healthy community
Yamhill Community Care formed the Community Prevention and Wellness Committee to improve health and wellness in our community by focusing on prevention. After consulting with Oregon Research Institute Prevention Scientist Dr. Anthony Biglan, the CPW Committee chose to support three key intervention programs:
- PAX Good Behavior Game ̶ Working to increase graduation rates and lower substance abuse
- Positive Family Support ̶ Improving the family-school connection and parent engagement
- Wellness to Learn program – A program aimed at working with the most vulnerable children enrolled in any of the McMinnville elementary schools and their families. The focus of this program is to connect school children and their families to social, medical, dental, and behavioral support.
- Healthy Futures ̶ Reducing tobacco use among pregnant women
After investing in these programs, the CPW continues to support other evidence-based prevention programs in the schools and community. The CPW offers a regular grant cycle and makes funding decisions based on alignment with current Community Health Improvement Plans and identified local need.
Traditional Health Workers
If you have any barriers that prevent you from keeping good health, Traditional Health Workers (THWs) can work with you one-on-one. They provide some health and mental health services. They also connect you with local people and resources.