BEND, OR -- The Central Oregon health Council has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Cambia Health Foundation. The funds will be used to create a regional health improvement plan and to purchase an on-line tool to measure progress on specific community health initiatives. Crook County Health Department will monitor the grant and oversee the project on behalf of the council.
According to the Robert Wood Johnson foundation’s county health rankings, there are significant health disparities between the Central Oregon counties. Deschutes County ranks 5th out of all Oregon counties for heath outcomes, 2nd for health behaviors and 5th for clinical care. Crook County ranked 12th for health outcomes, 25th for health behaviors and 14th for clinical care. And Jefferson County ranked 33rd (last) for health outcomes, 30th for health behaviors and 25th for clinical care.
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