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County wants to evaluate health equity

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

The public is invited to review and provide comments on a draft study examining health equity in Clatsop, Columbia and Tillamook counties.

The three counties are working together to evaluate every community member’s ability to be as healthy as possible, identify factors that may contribute to differences in health, and to plan how to address those differences.

The study project was initiated in 2019 as part of the region’s public health modernization partnership for communicable disease control.

As the study’s lead agency, Clatsop County hired The Rede Group to collect data through surveys, interviews and other sources and assemble a draft plan. The study includes an analysis of the local response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To view the full study, as well as an informational video on the project and feedback form, go to and see “Health Equity Plan” under “What’s New.”

Four online public forums on the plan are scheduled:

Tuesday, July 6, 6-7 p.m.

Thursday, July 15, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Thursday, July 22, 6-7 p.m. (facilitated in Spanish)

Wednesday, July 28, 12-1 p.m.

To attend one of the forums, contact

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