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Clark County Health

Nonprofits in Clark County among those awarded $2.5 million to improve access to health care

August 14, 2022, 6:06am Clark County Health

Last year, the Southwest Washington Accountability Communities for Health, or SWACH, used a $1 million federal grant to encourage better access to Covid vaccines for minority communities in Southwest Washington,… Read story

Clark County’s COVID-19 activity rate and hospitalizations decrease; CDC eases guidelines

August 11, 2022, 3:59pm Clark County Health

Clark County’s COVID-19 activity rate and hospitalizations decreased this week, and the county remains at low risk for disease transmission, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read story

Health Worker Report

August 13, 2022, 6:05am Clark County Health

The Nursing Assistant Program suspended the certified nursing assistant license of Akberet M. Tekle. The Department of Social and Health Services determined that he neglected a vulnerable adult and placed Tekle on a registry that prevents him from being employed to care for vulnerable adults. Read story

Clark County seeks nominations for Disability Employment Awareness Month Awards

August 12, 2022, 6:02am Business

Clark County is seeking nominations of businesses and individuals for its annual Clark County Disability Employment Awareness Month Awards. Read story

Former Lifeline Connections President and CEO Jared Sanford, from left, former President and CEO Joe Foster, Interim President and CEO Brandy Branch and incoming President and CEO Andrea Brooks pose for a photo Wednesday during a 60th anniversary celebration event for the organization at the Clark County Center for Community Health Building. Sister events were held at three other Lifeline Connections locations across Washington.

Lifeline Connections celebrates 60th anniversary

Former Lifeline Connections President and CEO Jared Sanford, from left, former President and CEO Joe Foster, Interim President and CEO Brandy Branch and incoming President and CEO Andrea Brooks pose for a photo Wednesday during a 60th anniversary celebration event for the organization at the Clark County Center for Community Health Building. Sister events were held at three other Lifeline Connections locations across Washington.

August 11, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Health

When Billy Peck first visited Lifeline Connections in Vancouver, his addiction to drugs and alcohol consumed him. Read story

FILE - Registered pharmacist Sapana Patel holds a bottle of Monkeypox vaccine at a Pop-Up Monkeypox vaccination site on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in West Hollywood, Calif.

Clark County has 3 cases of monkeypox

FILE - Registered pharmacist Sapana Patel holds a bottle of Monkeypox vaccine at a Pop-Up Monkeypox vaccination site on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in West Hollywood, Calif.

August 10, 2022, 3:03pm Clark County Health

Clark County now has three cases of human monkeypox virus, after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared it a public health emergency. There are a total of 213 cases in Washington, according to the Washington State Department of Health MPV tracker. Read story

Bob Kyte, a volunteer for the Southwest Washington Regional Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, chats with Gwen Swenson, a resident at Bonaventure of Vancouver.  Kyte mainly visits residents and gets to know them. But his purpose is to be an advocate if any of his residents feel that their rights are being violated. However, volunteers only act to resolve a complaint if a resident expressly asks them to do so.

Vancouver volunteer makes impact as long-term care advocate

Bob Kyte, a volunteer for the Southwest Washington Regional Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, chats with Gwen Swenson, a resident at Bonaventure of Vancouver.  Kyte mainly visits residents and gets to know them. But his purpose is to be an advocate if any of his residents feel that their rights are being violated. However, volunteers only act to resolve a complaint if a resident expressly asks them to do so.

August 10, 2022, 6:05am Clark County Health

After Bob Kyte retired from his long career as a business executive, he wanted to volunteer somewhere where he could help people. Read story

Shannon Joy, co-owner of Mtn Peaks Therapy Llamas & Alpacas, bonds with a four-legged friend on Monday afternoon. The farm trains camelids for therapy and educational purposes.

Ridgefield llamas offer comfort, free visits for those experiencing health issues

Shannon Joy, co-owner of Mtn Peaks Therapy Llamas & Alpacas, bonds with a four-legged friend on Monday afternoon. The farm trains camelids for therapy and educational purposes.

August 10, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Health

Isaiah Rollins, 8, led Prince the llama around the farm Monday as his friends fed the camelids carrots. They were celebrating Isaiah’s birthday at Mtn Peaks Therapy Llamas & Alpacas, where Isaiah visits weekly as part of his animal-assisted therapy for Down syndrome. Read story

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Advocates in Washington strive to destigmatize mental health, eating disorders

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August 7, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Health

Although eating disorders have increased during the pandemic, the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Washington and other organizations are working to destigmatize mental health and refer those who need treatment to eating disorder specialty care. NAMI is a grassroots mental health organization that works with local affiliates in communities… Read story

Resident Stephen Ingroum talks about his experiences in a skilled nursing rehabilitation facility during the COVID-19 pandemic at The Oaks at Timberline in Vancouver.

Services helping Clark County seniors reconnect

Resident Stephen Ingroum talks about his experiences in a skilled nursing rehabilitation facility during the COVID-19 pandemic at The Oaks at Timberline in Vancouver.

August 5, 2022, 6:05am Clark County Health

Stephen Ingroum sits in his electric wheelchair in the sunny courtyard at The Oaks at Timberline Rehabilitation Center in Vancouver. Others stroll around the courtyard, soaking in the sun and getting some exercise — it’s one of the few ways residents like Ingroum can socialize and breathe fresh air. Read story