FREE Mental Health First Aid Training Available

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In partnership with Southwest Washington Behavioral Health, Lower Columbia College is offering Mental Health First Aid training for free until December 2015 or until the grant funds are expended (whichever comes first).  This grant allows us to host training in Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania, and Wahkiakum counties. Trainings are offered in two different formats; two – 4.5 hour days or one – 9 hour day (includes lunch).  If you or your … Read More

CHW Chosen to Participate in NEAR Training

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HLC Community Health Worker Matti Neal has been selected by Healthy Generations to participate in their NEAR Expert Presenter and Coach Education. This is a training cohort which provides Community Health Workers with the skills to teach and lead other Community Health Workers. NEAR is the important study of the intersection between neuroscience, epigenetics, adverse childhood experiences and resilience. A more technical understanding of NEAR science helps Community Health Workers to … Read More

CHWs Present to Audience of Medical Technicians and Educators

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Two of HLC’s Community Health Workers, Dominique Horn and Bill Judd, were invited by Kathy Burgoyne of Healthy Generations to speak at Renton Technical College to an audience of educators, medical practitioners and med tech staff. The purpose was to create further awareness in the medical community regarding the value of the Community Health Worker pilot project in SW Washington and as Dominique stated “to bring a heartbeat to it.” … Read More

HLC Awarded $50,000 by Community Foundation for SW Washington

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The Healthy Living Collaborative is very grateful for the recent grant award of $50,000 from the Community Foundation for SW Washington. As reported by The Columbian, “The local charitable foundation just awarded $590,433 in grants to 38 nonprofit agencies and schools. The Healthy Living Collaborative of Southwest Washington and Clark County Health Department’s ACEs program were each awarded $50,000 — the two largest grants in the whole group.” The grant was … Read More

Exciting Developments in HLCs Goal to Become a Non-Profit

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The HLC is very grateful for the partnership it has held with ESD 112 as the fiscal agent over the past year of our fledgling organization. Their support has been extremely valuable. Now, as the HLC grows into a non-profit entity, the next logical step is to partner with a non-profit fiscal sponsor. The organization that will fulfill this role is Healthy Generations (Healthy Gen), a statewide non-profit organization that also … Read More

FREE Community Health Worker Training!

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To support the system of community health workers in Washington State, DOH offers a free training curriculum that strengthens common skills, knowledge and abilities.The Community Health Worker Training is a free eight week combination of online and in-person training designed to strengthen the common skills, knowledge and abilities of the Community Health Worker. This training begins on July 10th in Longview, WA. Click here to view the see the CHW Training Flyer and here … Read More

E-Cig Law In Effect as of Monday, June 1st, in Clark County!

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This week we are celebrating Clark County’s E-Cig law that went into effect on June 1, 2015! This new ordinance prohibits smoking e-cigarettes in public places. Theresa Cross of the Clark County Public Health Department explained why this law is so important on OPB. You can listen in or read the story here: Clark County’s E-Cig Law Goes Into Effect Monday Thank you to everyone who has participated in this … Read More

Live Webcast Event Focuses on Streetscapes

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Prevention Institute and its co-sponsors are excited to present an in-person and webcast event on May 26th, from 12:00-2:15, with visionary thinkers Dinesh Mohan and Dick Jackson. Streets are in many ways at the heart of our communities, and street design can shape health outcomes in powerful ways. Yet street design isn’t enough: Residents need safe places to play, great destinations, and a thriving local economy. Join us for a … Read More

BIG HOORAH! HLC Platform gets a big win with e-cig ordinance!

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on April 30, 2015, Clark County’s Board of Councilors passed an ordinance enacted by the Clark County Board of Health  that prohibits the use of electronic vapor devices in any place where smoking is prohibited – with the exception of businesses where vapor devices are sold. This is a BIG WIN for the Healthy Living Collaborative in its mission to support  health in all policies and services. Thank you to the members of … Read More

Wahkiakum School Board Hears Student Health Advocates

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On April 23, three students from Wahkiakum High School presented to the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors “to advocate for the training of youth on common health care issues, problems, and resources so students can then rely on their trained peers as a resource.” Under the direction of HLC’s Sue Cameron, Director of Wahkiakum County Health & Human Services, and Danelle Barlow, the public health nurse providing coaching to the … Read More

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