Doing it together: longtime history of community partnerships in the gorge

Right along one of the main streets into town and up to the orchards in The Dalles is St. Mary’s Academy. If you’ve lived in Wasco County for any amount of time, you know the location. The school has been a fixture in the community for more than a century, but now the school’s parking […]

One Community Health: Un Testimonio de Colaboración

Este viernes 11 de junio, One Community Health administrará vacunas Pfizer con estilo, ofreciendo comida y música en vivo a todos los que asistan a su evento en Dalles. La gerente de Salud Preventiva, Gladys Rivera, admite que el evento es más una celebración que una clínica formal. Después de todo, el condado de Wasco […]

One Community Health: A testament to collaboration

This Friday, June 11, One Community Health will be administering Pfizer vaccines in style, offering food and live music to all who attend their event in the Dalles. Preventative Health Manager Gladys Rivera readily admits that the event is more of a celebration than a formal clinic. After all, Wasco County has almost reached 65%. […]

Some folks can go to work, get vaccinated

Now that everyone 16 and older is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, some employers are rolling up their sleeves and offering vaccinations at work. In Hood River, One Community Health is participating in a pilot program with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) to vaccinate communities that COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting. The need to reach folks who work in agriculture, […]

Vaccine Voices: Promoting equitable access at Celilo Village

“Our Longhouse is a place of worship, and we haven’t been able to use it during COVID,” says Karen Whitford, a Tribal Elder who lives 12 miles east of the Dalles in Celilo Village. On Jan. 27, after a ceremonial prayer, Whitford and 103 Tribal members from throughout the Columbia River Gorge received first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Longhouse. It was a vaccination event that required collaboration between two states, four counties, the Intertribal […]