This community health assessment project, conducted in fall 2021, examined the needs of the communities affected by the 2020 Labor Day wildfires, and provided recommendations for addressing the ongoing health-related needs of wildfire survivors.
Our final report has been completed. It can be accessed and downloaded here:
The Seattle Times
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 examined the needs of the affected communities and provided recommendations for addressing the ongoing physical and health needs of wildfire survivors. The project also identified the lessons learned from this wildfire disaster and recommended 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