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From: Scott Anderson, Clackamas County Public & Government Affairs, 503-655-8752

09-27-17

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

United Way to contribute $40k toward Clackamas County community health improvement

The United Way will give $40,000 to Clackamas County to support the work of reducing poverty and improving health outcomes for the county’s children and families.

The funds are aimed at giving local residents a chance to live a healthier life and to support the goals of the county’s Public Health Division’s Blueprint for a Healthy Clackamas County, a community health improvement plan.

Keith Thomajan, President and CEO of United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, said: “We are excited to invest in a partnership where businesses, individuals, and government come together to increase our impact, and applaud Clackamas County Public Health for investing in healthy solutions that are born of the community.”

The blueprint reflects 18 months of work that Public Health has performed in working with partners and local communities. Public Health will continue to facilitate conversations with task groups that will develop strategies based on the goals, priorities and objectives noted in the plan. Stemming from this generous gift from United Way, grant funds will be made available to community groups to accomplish health improvements at the local level.

“The Board of County Commissioners fully supports this comprehensive effort to improve the health and well-being and quality of life of our residents,” said Clackamas County Chair Jim Bernard. “These community-led health based programs will reduce poverty, raise awareness, and develop a long-term strategy to ensure a healthier Clackamas County.”

For more information, members of the media and public may contact Community Relations Specialist Scott Anderson at sanderson@clackamas.us or 503-655-8752.

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