Family and Community Health

OSU Extension Service

College of Public Health and Human Sciences

A number of college outreach programs are led by faculty with dual appointments in the college and OSU Extension Family and Community Health. These faculty work to deliver a variety of health programming across the state.

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.

Coast to Forest: Mental Health Promotion

Coast to Forest is a community-driven program that increases knowledge and awareness about mental health, substance abuse and available resources.

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.

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.

 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.

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.

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.

Team Oregon Motorcycle Safety Program

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

Youth Development: 4-H and KidSpirit

Our faculty and students help unlock the potential of young people through youth development research and outreach, including 4-H Youth Development and KidSpirit. Learn more about the 4-H Thriving Model developed by Professor Mary Arnold.