The Chronic Disease Prevention Subcommittee of the Marion County Advisory Board serves as the advisory group for the prevention project. The Chronic Disease Prevention Subcommittee’s goal is provide guidance and leadership in assessing and implementing policies that make it easy for people to make healthy choices. Involvement from key leaders and stakeholders in Marion County’s communities, schools, worksites, health systems, and state agencies is critical and necessary to achieve a healthy Marion County.
Currently, the Marion County Chronic Disease Prevention Project subcommittee is comprised of over 30 key leaders and stakeholders from the fields of healthcare, city government, schools, non-profit agencies and community advocates, including: · City of Salem · City of Woodburn · Community Action Agency Head Start · Marion County Department of Children and Families · Marion County Wellness Program · Wilco · Marion Polk Medical Society · North Marion School District · Northwest Senior and Disability Services · Oregon State University Extension Services · Red Cross · Rural/Metro Ambulance · Salem Hospital · Salem-Keizer School District · Silverton Hospital Network · Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic (area FQHC) · Family YMCA of Marion & Polk Counties · Community advocates/volunteers
From the subcommittee, four workgroups have been established to help develop and implement the 3-year community plan. These workgroups are based on the following settings: community, worksites, schools, and health systems.
We plan to continue to build and strengthen the Marion County Chronic Disease Prevention Project by engaging more members. If you would like to join the subcommittee, please contact us. To get involved see our Subcommittee Brochure!