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According to a recent report from the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, Community Building: What Makes It Work, "successful efforts occur more often in communities that promote widespread participation in the community building process." This happens because "it brings the talents and resources of a wider, more diverse group of individuals into the process; it increases the likelihood of political acceptability of any activities; it increases the likelihood of ties to outsiders who may have resources to contribute."

In Douglas County there are many exciting examples of successful community mobilization efforts. 

2010 Meth Conference
Below are the presentations and other information from the Meth Conference held May 12, 2010.

Agenda with Bios

Communities That Care System ~ Creating Community Change
by Rick Cady, Prevention Manager, AMH, DHS
Data Driven Decision Making
by Linda Wagner, Research and Development Manager, Douglas County Health and Juvenile Departments

Oregon Healthy Teen Survey
Oregon's Epidemiological Data on Alcohol, Drugs, Mental Health and Gambling
Douglas County Juvenile Allegation Report
Meth Conference Data by City/Zip Code Handout
Meth Conference Data Book

Community Notes:
Canyonville - Days Creek - Glendale
Douglas County At Large
Myrtle Creek - Riddle
Northeast Roseburg
Northwest Roseburg
Reedsport - Elkton
Southeast Roseburg
Sutherlin - Oakland - Glide
Southwest Roseburg - Green
Winston - Dillard

Communities That Care website

More information will be posted as it becomes available.


40 Developmental Assets/Build Our Kids
Click here to find what is happening in Douglas County around the Search Institute's
40 Developmental Assets.

Faith Community
The faith community is a natural partner because it is already an organized system of support for families, children and the community.  By working together on issues, we are reaching out to an organized and positive community influence.  Because this type of engagement also provides an opportunity to engage with people of different faiths and cultures, it is an excellent opportunity for community outreach, learning and cultural understanding.   Click here to find out more about the collaboration with the faith community.


Related Links
"Building Results Through Community Mobilization: From Wellness Goals To Community Outcomes For Oregon's Children, Youth and Families" By Clara C. Pratt, Ph.D. and Rebecca Hernandez, MPA, Oregon State University, Family Policy Program

Front Cover

Introduction and Table of Contents

Chapter 1  Appendix 1
Chapter 2 Appendix 1
Chapter 3 Appendix 2
Chapter 4 Appendix 3
Chapter 5  Appendix 4
Chapter 6 Appendix 5
Chapter 7 Appendix 6
Chapter 8  Appendix 7
Back Cover Appendix 8

Using the guides, communities mesh research findings with local needs and resources and select locally appropriate strategies and outcomes. Communities also use the guides to institute results-based accountability efforts.