Health and Wellness

Perspectives in Healthcare: AllCare Health Community Advisory Council Public Meeting

In this edition of Perspectives in Healthcare, Josh Balloch from AllCare Health, Hollie Strahm from Curry Community Health, and AllCare Health Plan Community Advisory Council member Karin Larsen sit down with Scott Clapson, Vice-Chair of the Community Advisory Council, to talk about AllCare Health’s Curry County Community Advisory Council and the innovative work they’re doing in the community.

AllCare CCO Community Advisory Council Meeting

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During this program they discuss the ways AllCare is collaborating with community-based organizations and other community groups to address the social determinants of health. Where we live, work, and play matters to our health and wellness.

The AllCare Health Curry County Community Advisory Council is hosting a public meeting on Thursday, June 2nd from 5:30 – 7:30 PM at the Chetco Grange in Harbor. Dinner will be provided, and everyone is welcome! Come learn about the innovative community partnerships that we’re building around our county with the help of the Community Advisory Council, and share your perspective on healthcare needs in our community.

A special thank you to AllCare Health for their commitment and belief in the collective wisdom of our communities in Curry County.

Click HERE If you’re interested in learning more about the AllCare Health Community Advisory Council for Curry County.

Host: Scott Clapson, Producer: Scott Clapson


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Perspectives in Healthcare: Handling Grief

Nanaymie Godfrey

Nanaymie Godfrey

In this episode of Perspectives in Healthcare, Nanaymie Godfrey talks with Scott Clapson about her role in identifying gaps in mental health services for older adults in Curry and Coos Counties.

Nanaymie shares why information from our communities in the form of the Community Assessment she has created can help us turn these needs into data we can use to improve the delivery of services for older adults.

Nanaymie and Scott talk about how grief comes in waves and the importance of developing healthy support networks to help us navigate these waves of grief.

Please fill out the Community Assessment form.

  • Click HERE to download a printable survey form. Return it to Scott Clapson at the Chetco Activity Center, 550 Chetco Lane, in Brookings.
  • Click HERE to complete the form on-line.
  • Pick up a paper copy at the Chetco Activity Center, 550 Chetco Lane in Brookings, 541-469-6822.

Nanaymie can be reached by calling Coos Health and Wellness at 541-751-2406 or emailing Nanaymie.Godfrey@chw.coos.or.us.

Host: Scott Clapson, Producer: Scott Clapson


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Perspectives in Healthcare: AllCare Health Coordinated Care Organization

AllCare Health

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In this edition of Perspectives in Healthcare, host Scott Clapson sits down with Laura McKeane and Kari Swoboda from AllCare Health to talk about Oregon Healthcare Transformation and the Oregon Health Plan.

AllCare Health is a Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) serving Jackson, Josephine, and Curry Counties, and Southern Douglas County. CCOs are networks of all types of health care providers who have agreed to work together in their local communities for people who receive health care coverage under the Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid).

Laura, who is AllCare’s Dental Health Integration Specialist, shares why dental health is important to wellness and a healthy population. Kari, AllCare’s Wellness Program Supervisor, organizes the Community Advisory Councils in Curry, Josephine, and Jackson counties for AllCare Health. Laura, Kari, and Scott talk about how we can engage in creating healthy communities and how the Community Advisory Councils are an integral part of AllCare Health’s community engagement.

Click HERE If you are interested in learning more about the Community Advisory Council for Curry County.

Host: Scott Clapson, Producer: Scott Clapson


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Chetco Activity Center – Your Gathering Place: World Tai Chi Day at the Chetco Activity Center

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In this episode of the Chetco Activity Center, Your Gathering Place, host Scott Clapson talks with Saun Stone, the Center’s newest Tai Chi-Chi Kung teacher, about her new class on Fridays at 1:00 PM. They discuss the health benefits of practicing Tai Chi-Chi Kung, the difference it has made in their lives, and the impact of having three Tai Chi classes at the Chetco Activity Center.

Saun and Scott are both very passionate about Tai Chi-Chi Kung and invite the community to a special celebration of World Tai Chi Day on April 30 at 9:30 AM at the Chetco Activity Center, 550 Chetco Lane in Brookings. There will be a potluck lunch and music following the Tai Chi practice that day. Beginners are welcome to attend.

You can find out more by visiting WorldTaiChiDay.org or by calling the Chetco Activity Center at 541-469-6822

The Chetco Activity Center offers Tai Chi classes on Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM, and on Fridays at 1:00 PM.

For more information call the Chetco Activity Center at 541-469-6822 and ask for Scott.

Host: Scott Clapson, Producer: Scott Clapson


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Our Community: Staying Alive and Getting Well with Dr. William McDougall

What’s the solution to the many modern diseases plaguing our society today? Can a change in diet help prevent or reverse some of the health problems sweeping our country?

William McDougall DO

Dr. William McDougall

In this edition of Our Community, host Candice Michel talks with Dr. William McDougall about our modern diet and how it affects our health. Dr. McDougall argues that changes in our diet could significantly reduce the incidence of modern diseases, helping us to live longer, healthier lives.

Dr. McDougall maintains that our bodies were meant to be nourished by a plant-based diet, and that the elimination of animal products could be the answer to many of our health problems.

Listen to this program to learn about Dr. McDougall’s diet and healthy living recommendations.

Host: Candice Michel; Producer: Candice Michel; Recoding Tech: Justin Only; Sound Editor: Justin Only


The opinions expressed here are those of the individual participants. Curry Coast Community Radio takes no position on issues discussed in this program. The information provided is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your personal physician or other qualified health care professional before changing your healthcare treatment, diet, or lifestyle.


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Our Community: Sutter Coast Hospital Conflict – Another Perspective

This edition of Our Community continues the dialog about important and controversial issues surrounding Sutter Coast Hospital in Crescent City.

Sutter Coast Hospital

Sutter Coast Hospital

In this second interview in the series, host Candice Michel talks with hospital CEO Mitch Hanna about the current status of Sutter Coast Hospital and plans for the future.

Hanna discusses a broad range of topics related to Sutter Coast Hospital and healthcare in Curry and Del Norte counties, including:

  • The benefits of being affiliated with the corporation Sutter Health,
  • Planned expansion of services to Curry County,
  • The addition of dialysis services and an infusion center in Crescent City,
  • The reason Sutter Coast Hospital withdrew its application to become a Critical Access Hospital,
  • and More

Watch for future programs in this important series on Curry Coast Community Radio.

Host: Candice Michel, Producer: Candice Michel


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Community Conversations: Wally’s House

“Children are one third of our population and all of our future.”
  — Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health 1981

The KCIW Community Conversations show host Connie Hunter toured Wally’s House with Jackalene “Jackie” Atunes, Executive Director of Wally’s House. Wally’s House is a Child Abuse Intervention Center which provides a community-based collaborative, child-focused response to child abuse. Its primary focus is the reduction of trauma to children, with a secondary focus to provide improved investigative outcomes in child abuse cases.

Wallys HouseThe child-friendly, warm environment at Wally’s House is a huge improvement over the sterile, somewhat public facilities often provided in government buildings. Wally’s House has been privileged to have a commercially zoned home provided, remodeled, and furnished in order to provide these needed services. Services include forensic interviews in a child-focused setting, medical services, victim’s advocacy, case review and tracking. Jackie shares the story and vision of Wally’s House and tells how it provides a safety net for the children throughout Curry County.

Wally’s House is comprised of a dedicated group of volunteer board members with the energy and guidance of Jackie at the helm. The center is currently being operated with funding provided by the Curry County District Attorney along with other grants and donations. Wally’s House is in the process of becoming a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that will operate completely apart from the County using public funding such as state Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Intervention grants and other fundraising and donations.

For more information about how you can support Wally’s House or about their prevention education program, please visit: wallyshouse.org. Adult workshops include Darkness 2 Light trainings. Children’s education includes school-based workshops for I Am the Boss of My Body and teen prevention education for recognition and prevention of abuse.

Hosts: Connie Hunter; Producer: Connie Hunter


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Perspectives in Healthcare: Building Healthy Social Networks

Nanaymie Gorfrey

Nanaymie Godfrey

In this episode Perspectives in Healthcare, Nanaymie Godfrey talks with host Scott Clapson about the importance of building healthy social networks and how healthy social networks can help people who are experiencing social isolation.

Healthy social networks are important to our mental well-being, and building them can be a challenge for those of us who are socially isolated. We can build healthy social networks by being mindful, listening, and seeking to understand other people’s motives.

Nanaymie Godfrey is the Older Adult Behavioral Health Specialist at Coos Health and Wellness.

Host: Scott Clapson, Producer: Scott Clapson


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Our Community: Sutter Coast Hospital Conflict

This edition of Our Community, host Candice Michel examines important and controversial issues surrounding the management of Sutter Coast Hospital in Crescent City, California. Her special guest for this program is orthopedic surgeon and Head of Surgery at Sutter Coast Hospital, Dr. Gregory Duncan.

Sutter Coast Hospital

Sutter Coast Hospital

What is the story behind the conflict at Sutter Coast Hospital? Why are good medical personnel leaving our community? Who really owns the hospital? Who is Sutter Health, and do they have our community’s best interests at heart?

Dr. Duncan provides some of the answers to these and other issues that impact our healthcare in Curry and Del Norte counties.

This is the first in a series of programs on this important topic.

Host: Candice Michel, Producer: Candice Michel


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Cannabis Uncovered: County Commissioners Consider Cannabis Concerns

Co-hosts Karen Clark and Linda Bozack bring you another Cannabis Uncovered program – this time uncovering some of the decisions facing our County’s Board of Commissioners as they struggle with questions about the regulation of commercial growing and retailing of recreational marijuana.

Cannabis FieldOn February 10, 2016, Jim Clark joined Karen and Linda as they trekked up to Gold Beach to attend the Curry County Commissioners’ workshop, where Planning Director Carolyn Johnson presented the recommendations of the County Planning Commission. Listen as Karen, Linda, and Jim discuss their thoughts following this workshop.

Make your voice count by contacting our County decision makers about these issues:

Planning Director Carolyn Johnson: JohnsonC@co.curry.or.us; 541-247-3284

Commissioner Susan Brown: browns@co.curry.or.us

Commissioner Tom Huxley: huxleyt@co.curry.or.us

Commissioner David Brock Smith: smithd@co.curry.or.us

County Commissioners’ phone contact: 541-247-3296

Hosts: Karen Rossman Clark, LInda Bozack; Producer: Linda Bozack


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