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Safer Schools Certification Program in 'Building Mode'

The program seeks to certify that schools are in compliance with the Oregon Safe Schools Act passed in 2009

Anti-bullying advocates are in the early stages of creating a certification program that would make certain schools have policies and procedures in place to protect children and teenagers from bullying – and to ensure that certain groups of students are not disproportionately punished under anti-

Kaiser Permanente Community Fund at Northwest Health Foundation Awards Over $2M to Improve Health

February 10, 2012 -- As part of its annual grant initiative funding projects, The Kaiser Permanente Community Fund awarded more than $2 million in grant funds to aid 19 organizations that address the social determinants of health in Oregon and Southwest Washington. The Kaiser Permanente Community Fund is a philanthropic partnership between Kaiser Permanente Northwest and the Northwest Health Foundation.

Health Coach Seeks to Improve Health of Cowlitz County Community

The Kaiser Permanente Community Fund has provided a $221,000 three-year grant to the Highlands Neighborhood Association that’s focused on the social determinants of health, not healthcare

November 30, 2011 -- “The greater Cowlitz County thinks this is Tweakerville,” said Liz Haeck, driving around the Highlands neighborhood in Longview, Wash. to visit residents' homes and talk to them about their lives. “Everybody knows where there's a drug house on their block.”

As Haeck drove from house to house on a blustery afternoon, bringing Thanksgiving food boxes, candy and even dog biscuits, she talked to people about their lives, referring them to services that might help them out.

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