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Colusa County Partners for Health
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Creating an environment for a healthful Colusa County

Mission Statement

Colusa County Partners for Health acts as a sustainable partnership that serves as a united voice to support the health and wellbeing of our community.


Vision

Aiming to create an environment for a healthful Colusa County.


Who We Are

Colusa County Partners for Health includes representatives of community based organizations, local health care agencies, schools and individuals with a special interest in a healthier community. To ensure the most productivity within the group, we are split into three subcommittees with focuses on nutrition, oral health, and tobacco education.


Join Us!

Colusa County Partners for Health meets quarterly. Each meeting lasts about 2 hours and lunch is provided. Call 530-458-0380 to learn more!


Priority Issues & What We Are Doing

1. Nutrition

  • Why is nutrition a priority in our community?
    • Over 50% of 7th graders in Colusa County are overweight or obese.
    • Over 27% of children in Colusa County are living in Food Insecure Households.
  • What are we working on to address this issue?
    • Focusing on nutrition and physical activity education, school wellness, and site wellness policy.
    • Improving the likelihood that Colusa County residents will make healthy food and physical activity choices.
    • Increasing food security across the community and improving the food environment.
    • Increasing physical activity opportunities and environments county-wide.

2.Oral Health

  • Why is oral health a priority in our community?
    • Only 5 dental providers in Colusa County were willing to see children less than 3 years of age. Of those, only 1 will see them at the recommended age of one.
  • What are we working on to address this issue?
    • Educate families on the importance of oral health.
    • Promote oral health amongst children and pregnant women.
    • Encourage Smile California (Denti-Cal) members to take advantages of all services available.
    • Identify community oral health needs.

3.Tobacco Education

  • Why is tobacco education a priority in our community?
    • Almost 23% of youth in Colusa County use tobacco products in some form, compared to the state average of almost 14%.
    • Over 30% of 11th graders in Colusa County have tried an electronic cigarette or other vaping devices.
  • What are we working on to address this issue?
    • Prevent the sale of tobacco to youth.
    • Educate on the dangers of tobacco advertising of flavored tobacco products toward youth.
    • Increase the number of smoke-free public spaces in Colusa County.
    • Provide education on the health effects of smoking, secondhand smoke, and smokeless tobacco.

Smoke-Free Colusa County Newsletter

Colusa County Partners for Health Meeting Minutes