Outreach Collaborative for a Healthy Oregon
The college's outreach and engagement programs are administered through Outreach Collaborative for a Healthy Oregon (OCHO). OSU faculty, staff and students are committed to enhancing the well-being of Oregonians through a portfolio of outreach and engagement programs that emphasize community-based solutions to health and human development issues. We partner with community members to assess local needs and develop solutions to the problems they identify. OCHO is an “expressway to communities” that helps students engage in learning beyond the classroom and enables researchers to share discoveries that improve lives and communities.
- 4-H Youth Development | Oregon 4-H reaches more than 100,000 youth across Oregon through clubs, camps, afterschool programs and activities that enrich the school curriculum.
- Child Development Laboratory | This campus-based program provides the community with high-quality early childhood education and care while allowing OSU students to gain practical field experience working with young children.
- KidSpirit | KidSpirit offers school-aged children from Corvallis and surrounding communities with opportunities for fun, recreation and learning on days that school is not in session.
- IMPACT | This motor skills fitness program for children with special needs is open to youth 6 months to 21 years of age.
- Family and Community Health | The Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) program serves Oregonians through educational programs that promote healthy communities, healthy families and healthy individuals.
- Nutrition Program | The Oregon Nutrition Education Program (NEP) helps Oregonians make better food choices, handle food safely and manage their resources so they do not run out of food before the end of the month.
- Parenting Education Programs | Parents and other caregivers of children play a crucial role in shaping child development. Various resources are available to help young people grow in positive ways.
- Better Bones and Balance | Falls are leading cause of injury for older Americans. This program helps individuals increase strength and balance to prevent falls.
- LIFE Registry | The registry allows older citizens to volunteer to participate in studies related to healthy aging.
- MS Exercise Program | This semi-weekly exercise and fitness program serves people with multiple sclerosis in the Mid-Willamette valley.
- Public Health Motorcycle Safety Program | TEAM OREGON provides skills training for motorcyclists of all ability levels and experience. Each year, more than 10,000 new and experienced riders learn valuable riding skills through TEAM OREGON courses.
- OCHO-Supported Community Projects | OCHO is currently supporting four community based projects to demonstrate how collaborative systems-based approaches to improving health can produce sustainable positive outcomes.
- Funding Opportunities | Explore sources of financial support for your local, region or statewide project.
Public Health and Extension Professionals
- Workshops and Webinars