Community Health in Motion
In 2005 Providence Milwaukie Hospital joined with community partners to launch Community Health in Motion (CHIM) to serve the health needs of Clackamas County’s poorest and most vulnerable residents. CHIM has since provided thousands of free immunizations and hundreds of sports physicals to area children. We have offered basic health screenings for adults and fall prevention clinics for seniors.
As community need has grown, we have added new partnerships. We now work with:
■ Medical Teams International to offer free monthly dental services to emergency department patients
■ Safeway to provide free mammograms to uninsured women
■ Northwest Primary Care to present free community health fairs
During 2010 alone, our Community Health in Motion events provided:
■ Free breast exams and mammograms to 80 uninsured women
■ Free immunizations to 212 school-aged children
■ More than $80,000 in free dental services
■ Free sports physicals and injury-risk assessments for 130 students
■ Free flu shots and health screenings for more than 1,400 health fair attendees
In response to our most recent Community Assets and Needs Assessment, we are seeking new partners who can help us give better access to behavioral health and primary care services.
To learn more about Community Health in Motion, or to make a contribution to the fund, please call 503-513-8325.