Health and Wellness

Perspectives in Healthcare: ACES Interface

In this episode of Perspectives in Healthcare, Kathy Adams and Laura Porter from ACE Interface sit down with Scott Clapson to talk about the ACES Study and the Self-Healing Communities Initiative.

ACES InterfaceThe ACES Study found correlations between early childhood trauma and poor physically health outcomes and shorter life expectancy. Their work helps gather the collective wisdom of the community to create positive social change through the people themselves coming together around common goals.

The Self-Healing Communities Initiative is excited to include Curry County and our people in this important project.

Thank you to AllCare Health and Jackson Care Connect for funding the Self-Healing Communities Initiative.

You can co-host a TED Talk video on ACES for your church, nonprofit, volunteer group, or friends and family.

For more information and to get involved, contact Scott Clapson 541-254-1958 or scottclapson@yahoo.com.

Host: Scott Clapson, Producer: Scott Clapson


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Music is Moving Forward by Scott Holmes, from Free Music Archive, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license.

Perspectives in Healthcare: Curry Community Health Survey

In this episode of Perspectives in Healthcare, Sara Crowell from Curry Community Health sits down with Scott Clapson to talk about the Community Health Survey. Sara shares about the importance of this healthcare survey and how we have the chance to impact services and healthcare systems by filing out this survey.

Curry Community HealthSara and Scott also talk about the social determinants of health: where we live, work, and play matters.

During the month of June Curry Community Health is asking residents of our county to fill out the Community Health Survey on-line at the link provided below*, or pick a paper copy up at Curry Community Health in Gold Beach, the Co-op in Port Orford, or the Chetco Activity Center in Brookings.

Then attend one of the following meetings to find out the results of the Community Health Survey.

* Fill out the Community Health Survey on-line at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/curryhealthassessment2016.

Host: Scott Clapson, Producer: Scott Clapson


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Music is Moving Forward by Scott Holmes, from Free Music Archive, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license.

Perspectives in Healthcare: Sharing the Wisdom of Healthy Aging Communities

In this episode of Perspectives in Healthcare, Nanaymie Godfrey of Coos Health and Wellness, sits down with Scott Clapson to talk about sharing the wisdom of healthy aging communities and the Blue Zones Project. Nanaymie discusses with Scott  ways we can positively share the wisdom of the elders in our community. The largest aspects of this wisdom sharing are listening, participating, and engaging with each other in our communities.

Nanaymie Godfrey

Nanaymie Godfrey

Community members have a right to speak up about the needs in their area and what works well in one place maybe need to adapted to fit the needs of another community. We need to find what we have in common and come together in a unified voice. The people who have been most disenfranchised often have the most creative solutions. We need to be looking outside the current systems or we are going to replicate more of the same.

Seeing the glass as half full and the opportunities for positive change is the key to resiliency. We can transform our systems of care by people caring for people.

Host: Scott Clapson, Producer: Scott Clapson


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Chetco Activity Center – Your Gathering Place: Morning Tai Chi Class at the Chetco Activity Center

In this episode of the Chetco Activity Center, Your Gathering Place, Donna Rodoni shares with Scott Clapson about the Tai Chi class she volunteers to lead at the Chetco Activity Center.

Chetco Activity Center

Chetco Activity Center

Donna talks with Scott about how she discovered Tai Chi and her own practice of 18 years. Donna and Scott discuss the connections that are made in the Tai Chi class with other people and how Tai Chi can make you a nicer, happier person.

Volunteering at the Chetco Activity Center has helped Donna connect with the Brookings Harbor Community.

Donna’s Tai Chi class meets Wednesdays and Fridays 10:30 AM at the Chetco Activity Center. There are two other Tai Chi classes offered at the Chetco Activity Center: Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:00 AM; and an new class, added since this program was recorded, on Friday afternoons at 1:00 PM.

The Chetco Activity Center is located at 550 Chetco Lane (behind Subway) in Brookings. For more information or a schedule of weekly and upcoming events, call 541-469-6822 or visit their web site at ChectoAC.org.

Host: Scott Clapson, Producer: Scott Clapson


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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

Tai Chi - Chi Kung 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


The opinions expressed here are those of the individual participants. Curry Coast Community Radio takes no position on issues discussed in this program.


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