Place Matters Clatsop County is participating in the Place Matters Oregon Project, which recognizes the link between where we live and our health. Place Matters Clatsop County began in 2019 due to interest from various community partners in finding better ways to ensure healthy outcomes for all residents.
Place Matters Oregon is an effort of the Public Health Division of the Oregon Health Authority. The goals are to foster conversations about how place affects our health and inspire collective action that will make healthy living accessible to all Oregonians. Clatsop County is the only county that holds an annual local conference.
“The places where we live, work, learn, play and grow old are important to our physical, mental and emotional health. Much can be done in Oregon communities to ensure everyone has the opportunity to live a long and healthy life. When we help people make healthy choices, we help prevent chronic diseases that diminish individual life and the vitality of our condition,” Reilly said.
The Oregon Health Authority’s Division of Public Health is dedicated to promoting health and preventing the leading causes of death, disease, and injury in our state. We do this by creating environments, policies and systems that support healthy communities and the well-being of all, including access to healthy food, physical activity, vaccinations, clean water and clean air.
For more information, please visit the Public Health Division website.
Clatsop CHART works collaboratively with community members to influence policies, systems, and environmental change to improve the overall health of Clatsop County residents.