Extension and Outreach

College of Public Health and Human Sciences

OSU Extension Service has been our expressway to the community for more than 100 years.

Of the nation's 50-plus accredited schools of public health, we're the only one with outreach built in. Because we believe in local solutions and are committed to our land grant mission of engaging communities, our faculty work hand in hand with thousands of our neighbors in every county across the state to improve health and well-being by applying science to current health challenges.

Our programs help students engage in learning beyond the classroom and enable researchers to partner with communities and share discoveries that improve the health and well-being of lives and communities.

Be sure to watch "Harnessing the Land Grant Legacy to Promote Lifelong Health and Well-Being," an hour-long seminar about the connection between Extension and Public Health Practice.

Mental Health / Community Resiliency

Join us in working toward a healthier future for Oregon youth and families as we work to improve mental health and well-being through our Youth and Family Mental Health Initiative.

Youth Development

4-H Youth Development

Oregon 4-H reaches more than 100,000 youth across Oregon through clubs, camps, after-school programs and activities that enrich the school curriculum.

Go Baby Go

Go Baby Go is a national, community-based research, design and outreach program that provides modified ride-on cars to children birth to age 3 who experience limited mobility.


IMPACT is a motor skills fitness program for children with special needs and is open to youth 6 months to 21 years of age.

IMPACT for Life

IMPACT for Life provides safe and effective community-based physical activity opportunities to adults with disabilities through collaboration with various community-based facilities.


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.

OSU Child Development Center

The OSU Child Development Center (located in Bates Hall) is dedicated to discovering and communicating knowledge that contributes to the optimal development and well-being of young children and their families.



Family and Community Health

The Family and Community Health (FCH) program helps individuals, families and communities achieve healthy outcomes.  County faculty, supported by campus faculty expertise and local partnerships, deliver a variety of programs in all 36 counties to achieve these outcomes.

Oregon Nutrition Education and Outreach Programs

The Oregon Nutrition Education and Outreach Programs are a part of the Extension Family and Community Health Program.  These programs engage with communities across Oregon to provide nutrition education to thousands of limited income youth, families, and adults.

Parenting Education Programs

Parenting Education Programs for 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.

Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative

The Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative supports the delivery of high-quality parenting education programs, as well as collaborative efforts to strengthen regional parenting education systems.



Better Bones and Balance

Falls are the leading cause of injury for older Americans. The Better Bones and Balance program helps individuals increase strength and balance to prevent falls.

Faculty Staff Fitness

Faculty Staff Fitness provides physical activity classes for faculty and staff across campus.

LIFE Registry

Any adult age 50 or over, living in the state of Oregon, can sign up on the LIFE Registry as a human volunteer for research conducted by the Center for Healthy Aging Research.

MS Exercise Program

The MS Exercise Program provides a quality, supportive and individualized exercise program for people with multiple sclerosis.

Physical Activity Course (PAC) Program

The Physical Activity Course (PAC) Program provides all Oregon State University students with the knowledge and experience to make intelligent decisions regarding present and future physically active lifestyles. The PAC Program provides quality instruction in safe, adequately equipped facilities and creates a positive, enjoyable environment for learning.

Team Oregon

The Team Oregon Motorcycle Safety Program provides statewide training, education and outreach for riders of all levels of experience and riding ability.



GROW Healthy Kids and Communities

GROW Healthy Kids and Communities is a five-year, multi-level research project that seeks to inspire children, families, schools and communities to create opportunities to eat healthy and be physically active most every day.

The WAVE~Ripples for Change

The WAVE~Ripples for Change - Obesity Prevention for Active Youth In Afterschool Programs Using Virtual And Real-World Experiential Learning is a five-year skill-building program to determine the effectiveness of virtual and real-world learning environments on obesity prevention in active youth ages 15-19.

Healthy Communities Outreach Project

The Healthy Communities Outreach Project focuses on ways to improve the lifelong health of Oregonians where they live, work, learn and play that stimulates innovation and collaboration.