Wellness and Community Health Program
The Child Center is committed to improving the health and well-being of our clients,
their families and the community. Our goal is to develop a culture of wellness that will encourage lifelong healthy lifestyle choices and attitudes. In addition, the Wellness program is dedicated to providing the necessary resources and consistently promoting a supportive environment to effectively foster and maintain long lasting change.
This picture shows children participating in physical education classes with a Healthy Moves Trainer.
The intent behind the creation of a wellness program is to help children achieve their healthy body composition, reach academic potential and acquire skills for lifelong well-being. Research indicates that obesity and other diet-related chronic diseases are largely preventable through improved nutrition and physical activity. The Child Center recognizes that developing healthy eating habits and increasing physical activity are essential for students to grow, learn and thrive.
This picture shows the thriving garden that clients tended and harvested fresh vegetables throughout the summer.
Here are some ways that the Wellness program helps enhance the
mental and physical well-being of our clients and families:
- Assisting clients and families apply for health insurance with certified application counselors. For contact information please visit our health insurance assistance page.
- Connecting clients and family members to medical and dental care services.
- Facilitating parents with connections to vocational training and educational opportunities.
- Providing both resources and education regarding budget planning and nutritional support, particularly within specific financial capacities.
- Advocating and coordinating with various agencies associated with a client’s care.
- Engaging and linking clients to recreational and extra-curricular activities.
- Providing tobacco cessation screening, including referral to medical providers for cessation support.
- Outreach work with the many non-profit organizations of Lane County to connect our clients with services already established in the community.
- An established Community Partnership with Food for Lane County. Through this, we are able to provide healthy meals and food assistance for children and families, along with nutrition and cooking classes.
- Providing transportation to services or activities when this is a barrier.
- Basic health screening and assessment in office and subsequent education on preventative measures
For more information contact:
Corey Jackson, Program Director
Lezlee Craven, Community Health Worker, Certified Application Counselor
Amy Carroll, Community Health Worker, Certified Application Counselor
Phone: (541) 726-1465
3995 Marcola Rd • Springfield, OR 97477 • 541-726-1465
199 East 5th Avenue, Suite 29, Eugene, OR 97401 • 541-726-1465
1195 NW Wall Street • Bend, OR 97701 • 541-728-0062
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