This community health assessment project will examine the needs of the communities affected by the 2020 Labor Day wildfires, and provide recommendations for addressing the ongoing health-related needs of wildfire survivors.
Are you a Santiam Canyon resident who was impacted by the 2020 Labor Day wildfires?
We want to hear from you about your experiences and the health-related needs of your communities.
There are 2 ways to give us your input. We invite you to participate in both.
The survey is anonymous and should take approximately 8-12 minutes to complete.
You can participate in either one of two focus groups, scheduled as follows:
Tuesday, November 2, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Mill City city hall council chambers
Thursday, November 4, 12:00 noon – 1:15 p.m.
In appreciation of your time, all participants will receive a $25 Safeway gift card.
Each focus group is capped at a maximum of 12 people. Therefore, we are asking people to please register in advance.
To register, or if you have questions, fill out a brief contact form.
The 2020 Santiam wildfires were devastating to the communities of the Santiam Canyon. They strained the capacities of county and state agencies, local governments, community organizations, nonprofits, and other responding organizations that sought to deliver services and support to the people and businesses that were affected.
This community health assessment project will examine the needs of the affected communities and provide recommendations for addressing the ongoing physical and health needs of wildfire survivors. The project will also identify the lessons learned from this wildfire disaster and recommend strategies for responding to future wildfires and other emergency events.
For each of the following areas related to health:
School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences & Extension Specialist, Family and Community Health
Innovation, Evaluation and Research Manager
OSU Center for Health Innovation & OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Regional Wildland Fire Specialist
Willamette Valley and Cascades Region, Forestry and Natural Resources Extension, OSU College of Forestry
Graduate student researcher
Master of Public Health program, OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences
If you have questions about this project, or if you are a resident of the Santiam Canyon and would like to share your experience or other information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org