The Way to Wellville Promotes and 

Advocates for Healthy Lifestyles in 

Clatsop County

Introducing The Way to Wellville

Our goal is to build networks through community organizing to increase access to and use of beneficial services, activities and resources to improve the health of Clatsop County residents. The following four focus areas were determined to have the greatest community benefit. Explore each category by moving your cursor over the interactive icons to learn more about the programs.

Community Wellness
Economic Opportunity
Emotional Health
Health Care Access

Featured Story

  • Experts to address opioid crisis

    Apr 18, 2018
    By Sue Cody

    SEASIDE — With opioid addiction in the headlines, now is a great time to learn more about this complex issue by attending the third annual Northwest Opioid & Substance Use Summit, April 23-24, at the Seaside Convention Center, 415 First Ave. It is sponsored by the Columbia Pacific Coordinated Care Organization (CCO).

    Experts from around the region will cover topics such as pain, neurobiology, opioids, addiction, medication-supported recovery, understanding fibromyalgia, patient treatment, harm reduction, trauma-informed care, de-stigmatization of addiction, treatment, recovery, community action and advocacy. For details see

    The keynote address is “From Homeless to CEO: A Drug Addict’s Story,” given by Alan Evans, CEO/executive director of Helping Hands Reentry Outreach Centers. His compelling story follows a course of living on the streets for 27 years, getting clean with the help of a law enforcement, then creating Helping Hands to extend assistance to other homeless people.

    Alan Eveans head shot 2FB

    Helping Hands offers wraparound services to anyone who is willing to be clean and sober, is not a sex offender and is willing to follow the rules. They create a step-by-step program for each individual with attainable goals. The program offers two meals a day, emergency services, housing and a long-term reentry program that includes classes and structured activities.

    “If someone needs assistance, we’re going make sure they get it,” Evans says. With 11 facilities in Clatsop, Tillamook, Yamhill and Lincoln counties, Helping Hands assists around 2,000 people a year.

    Fortunately, here on the coast the Columbia Pacific CCO, Clatsop Community Action, mental health and law enforcement all work together, Evans says.

    The Opioid Summit runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 23, with networking from 4 to 5 p.m.; and 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 24. General registration is $45, which includes continental breakfast both days, lunch on April 23 and snacks.

    Continuing Medical Education credits are available for physicians. The cost of registration with credits is $165.

    For more information and to register, see

What's New 


Put a spark back in your life:
Get out and exercise!

The Way to Wellville is working with small businesses to create Work Place Wellness Programs. One of these programs is our Way to Wellville Activity Card. If your small business is interested in starting a Work Place Wellness Program please contact us at

The Activity card is a way to help employees find what kind of exercise might work for them. We have partnered with local businesses, agencies and parks to get you started for FREE. Below are examples of what activities you can try for free here in Clatsop County. 

Front Copy of FInal Card
Final Picture of Card Back

Who We Are

  • Our Strategic Council

    Way to Wellville is supported in Clatsop County by our Strategic Council. The Strategic Council is responsible for identifying potential health promotion projects, providing oversight for Way to Wellville developed initiatives, leadership in the community promoting Way to Wellville and partner organization, and effectively represent a wide variety of community viewpoints.
  • Community Partners

    Community Partners throughout Clatsop County are coming together to help Way to Wellville succeed in our mission. Learn more about our current partners and how your organization can get involved.
  • Our Staff

    Clatsop County's Way to Wellville program is organized by a small team of dedicated individuals alongside our partners throughout the community. Learn more about who we are, what we do and how to contact us if you would like to get involved.

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