Western Lane Health NetworkBetter care, closer to home.
That’s the vision local leaders in healthcare, education, social services and business had when we came together in the grassroots coalition now known as the Western Lane Health network.
By mobilizing the expertise, tenacity and assets we already possess as a community, we seek to create collaborative, adaptable, sustainable programs to help individuals and families on the central Oregon coast access the preventive and emotional healthcare they need to thrive.
A Healthier West Lane County
We are committed to creating innovative, community-based initiatives to help western Lane residents overcome economic, geographic and cultural barriers to behavioral and preventive care.
Convenient locations ensure everyone can physically access care without hardship.
Creative approaches to connecting patients to high-quality care and the specialists who can help.
Mix of Services
A mix of services to fill holes in local care that negatively impact personal and community wellness.
Developing responsible business models for long-term stability and ongoing access to care.
Healthy kids. Family-friendly care.
Of West Lane kids live below the federal poverty line.
Of school kids feel sad or hopeless daily for more than 2 weeks.
Times as many suicides in West Lane County vs. the state.
In our professional roles serving the community, we see first-hand that many children and families struggle without physical and emotional healthcare: behavioral problems, family stress, school drop-out and worse.
That’s why making preventive and behavioral care, assessment and early intervention for children more accessible topped our list of priorities when we formed our network in 2014.
Transforming unused space in Mapleton Middle and Siuslaw Elementary Schools into safe, accessible and comfortable clinical services and resource centers.
Opened in late 2019, the centers offer behavioral assessments, counseling, early intervention, wraparound services and telehealth care under the same roof local kids share each weekday.
Partners and sponsors
Our Strength Is In Our Supporters
In addition to our member organizations, we are grateful for the community businesses and organizations that graciously donate time, expertise, services and financial assistance to help make our projects successful. We encourage you to support them, and extend our heartfelt thanks for their generosity!
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