The Gorge Wellness Alliance (GWA), a newly-formed group of local health advocates and founded by One Community Health, is looking for four local Gorge people to be featured in a mini video documentary entitled “Cultivate: Compassion.”
HRVHS Girl Up is collecting used bras and sports bras for local women in need as well as for homeless shelters around the United States. Locally, the bras will be distributed through Helping Hands Against Violence Women’s Shelter and FISH Food Bank with the help of the high school PERIOD Club.
Mothers and their babies, from birth to 2 years old, are the focus of a series of free Mommy Wellness classes at MCMC Outpatient Therapy at Nichols Landing, noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays beginning April 9 and running through May 21.
The Next Door will present child sexual abuse prevention-awareness training at its The Dalles location, 1113 Kelly Ave., on Thursday, March 21 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
To many kids, a stuffed animal is a plaything. But for a number of children whose parents are patients at One Community Health (OCH), such plush toys come to mean more.
There have been no new cases in Wasco or Hood River counties. The one case that visited this area in December is unrelated to the current outbreak in Washington State, according to the press release.
An online mapping tool is available to help communities in Oregon assess factors among adolescents that can lead to risky sexual practices and increase the risk of sexual violence.
We’ve all heard it before: Americans need to improve their health. We can all do better about exercise. What if all it took was a different way of thinking to get us moving?
El 3 de enero, OHA recibió la confirmación de un caso de sarampión en una persona infectada que pasó un tiempo en The Dalles y Hood River entre el 26 de diciembre y el 31 de diciembre.
On Jan. 3, OHA received confirmation of a case of measles in a person who was infectious and spent time in The Dalles and Hood River between Dec. 26 and Dec. 31
On Dec. 20, Mid Valley second grader Nico Ochoa sat grinning in the dental chair, thinking hard when asked what he wants for Christmas by staff at One Community Health (OCH). He’s just had brand-new sealants applied to his back teeth. But as he’s clearly missing his two front teeth, laughter erupts when it’s suggested he might want to ask Santa for those.
Oregon is collecting valuable information about opioid prescribers and their patients, but state law hamstrings using the system to confront drug abuse, state auditors have said.
In September, the Hood River News released an article sharing information about the Gorge Tobacco Treatment Program. Dell Charity saw it and contacted the program.
“We want to help people actively create healthy longevity by resolving root causes of illness instead of just treating symptoms,” said Dr. Jeffrey Horacek.
Resilience Network of the Gorge, a grant-funded project with the Mid-Columbia Center for Living, is working to create a more trauma-informed, resilient community.
In order to help meet the need, The Next Door, Inc. (TNDI) is co-hosting a foster parent information session with Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc. (GOBHI, headquartered in The Dalles), on Monday, Nov. 19 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at its office, located at 965 Tucker Road, Hood River.
A local Survivor Day event will be held in The Dalles on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Columbia Gorge Community College from 10 a.m. to noon in Building 3. This event is free and open to the public.
Resilience Network of the Gorge will hold a joint trauma informed practices (TIPs) learning collaborative (LC) on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at the Hood River Fire Department training room, for any businesses or organizations interested in learning more about how to implement TIPs tools in their workplace.
American Family Care (AFC), the nation’s leading provider of urgent care, accessible primary care, and occupational medicine, announced this week it will once again undertake a national campaign to promote flu prevention in the United States.
Streets Alive may be over, but the effects endure, according to organizers of the Sept. 30 wellness-oriented street event on the Heights, which was organized with the city as a partner, but without any public expense.
A colorful mandala at 10th and Pine and the crosswalk at 12th two blocks away were the focal points of “Streets Alive,” Sunday’s first-time event that brought out throngs of walkers and bikers to 20-square block expanse of the Heights.
A free event, Streets Alive! HR/Fiesta en la Calle on Sept. 30 will restrict vehicle use on 1.5 miles of streets on the Heights and open them to non-motorized use. There will be a wide array of activities to promote health and community.
Thanks to a grant awarded by PacificSource Columbia Gorge Coordinated Care Organization, and the combined efforts of Hood River County Prevention, North Central Public Health District and the Hood River County Health Department, Hood River and Wasco counties now have a tobacco cessation specialist.
The Mid-Columbia Gorge has become the first — and currently only — officially recognized Dementia Friendly community in Oregon. The Dementia Friendly in the Gorge Initiative received the designation from Dementia Friendly America on June 26.
Schools from around the state, including Hood River, Mosier, Phoenix, Union and Oregon Child Development Coalition (OCDC), gathered on Aug. 17 at Hood River Valley High School for a culinary lesson by Child Nutritional Specialist Jessica Visinsky, Oregon Department of Education.
One Community Health (OCH) will break ground Thursday to replace its current health center in Hood River. The groundbreaking and ribbon-cutting ceremony, an invitation open to the public, takes place from 9:30-10 a.m. at 849 Pacific Ave.
The Memaloose 2 Fire is currently estimated at 167 acres and 65 percent contained, the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) reported. Suppression efforts are now focused on strengthening containment lines and mopping up the interior of the fire.
National Farmers’ Market week is Aug. 5-11. But don’t wait until then to shop at your local farmers market! Farmers’ markets are so valuable to our community and our health.
Relay for Life of the Mid-Columbia happens this Saturday, June 30 at the Hood River County Fairgrounds in Odell. Teams from around the region have already formed, but it’s not too late to participate in other ways.
Kayakers helped provide a set of virtual paddles to people facing cancer in the community, with last weekend’s King of the Salmon event in Hood River and on the White Salmon River.
OHSU physician and researcher Elizabeth Eckerstrom, MD, MPH, and her team want to learn more from adults over the age of 75 who are interested in sharing their thoughts and opinions about participating in health research.
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