Columbia County Year of Wellness 2016


Be well, live well

Together we can make Columbia County the healthiest place in Oregon to live! By working on a comprehensive community approach we can make a difference. Involvement from key partners, leaders and stakeholders in Columbia County’s communities, schools, worksites, health systems, churches, government agencies and others is critical and necessary to achieving a healthy Columbia County. As a whole, we must work to reduce exposure to tobacco products and secondhand-smoke, make it easier to buy healthy foods, be physically active, and make sure people can easily manage any chronic conditions.


Columbia County Commissioners proclaimed 2016 Year of Wellness at the December 16, 2015 Board of Commissioners meeting. This is a collaborative approach among Tillamook, Clatsop and Columbia County in order to learn more about what we can do to improve the health of our community.

Task force purpose

Work to empower the community to increase opportunities for healthy lifestyles through community initiatives, environmental changes, and formulate platforms for policy and systems change.

Get involved

Sign up to be apart of the movement! The Year of Wellness Task Force is meeting on the third Thursday of each month from 9:00am – 11:00am. To become a member click "I’m on Board" for the membership form.



Current members / supporters

Joell Archibald – Oregon Health Authority
Allie Brady –SAFE of Columbia County
Claire Catt – OSU Extension
Jenny Dimsho – City of St. Helens
Sherri Ford – The Public Health Foundation of Columbia County
Gina Harrington – Pacific Athletic Club
April Helton – Yoga Younion
Tish Hora – St. Helens School District
Lindsey Jones – Lindsey M. Jones, RD, LLC
Bowen Kelley – Pacific Athletic Club
Nancy Knopf – CareOregon
Karen Knudson – CareOregon
Nicole Lawrence – Sacagawea Health Center
Robin Loper – St. Helens School District
Sophie Martinson – Randall Children’s Hospital
Anya Moucha - SHEDCo
Shaunee Moreland – CareOregon
Miriam Parker- Revitalize Wellness Center/ Columbia Community Mental Health
Celeste Pilgrim – Clatskanie Head Start
Meredith Reading – Meredith Reading Fittness & Yoga Instructor
Blair Walter – Sacagawea Health Center / South County Chamber of Commerce Board Member
Casey Wheeler – Columbia Pacific Food Bank

This month's Recipe from

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