Douglas County CCO Community Advisory Council to Host Three Public Meetings

2014 Community Health Improvement Plan will be shared at September events.

Umpqua Health Alliance’s Community Advisory Council is hosting three meetings that are open to the public in September to share the recently released 2014 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).

The first meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 11 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Drain Civic Center at 205 West A Ave. in Drain. The second meeting is set for Friday, Sept. 12 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Riddle Community Center at 123 Parkside in Riddle. The third meeting will be Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Cow Creek Tribe Government Office at 2371 NE Stephens St. in Roseburg.

“We are proud to report on our progress regarding Douglas County’s first Community Health Improvement Plan,” said Paul Morgan, Chair of the Umpqua Health Alliance Community Advisory Council. “It has been exciting to start implementing the strategies, and leveraging local assets and resources with the goal of creating positive, measurable changes.”

The 2014 CHIP identified five general focus areas, which are access, addictions, mental health, parents and children, and healthy lifestyles. These key health issues emerged as priorities from the 2013 Douglas County Community Health Assessment, focus groups, surveys and various meetings that the Community Advisory Council conducted in collaboration with several community organizations.

The 2014 Community Health Improvement Plan for Douglas County meets requirements from the Oregon Health Authority and Public Health Accreditation. To review the full Community Health Improvement Plan, visit www.umpquahealthalliance.org, call 541-464-6291 or stop by any Douglas County library.

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