Healthy Families


The Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) Program offers educational opportunities to help Oregon families meet the practical challenges of daily life. Programs address critical issues for individuals and families and help Oregonians become healthy, financially secure, and responsible members of society. This is accomplished by faculty, volunteers, professionals, and support staff, who organize and conduct educational experiences through the media and in group, community, and family settings.

Topics addressed may include:

  • Nutrition
  • Physical Activity
  • Financial Literacy
  • Food Safety & Food Preservation
  • Chronic Disease Prevention

Resources are also available for childhood development, emergency preparedness, and aging.

FCH Faculty bring the research and expertise of the OSU Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science and College of Health & Human Sciences to Columbia County Extension.  Programs focus on providing tools to improve the health and wellness of you and your family through education and empowerment.  The FCH agent provides opportunities for knowledge and development through workshops, seminars, home study courses, newsletters, media events and health fairs.

Visit the OSU Extension Family and Community Health Program's state website:


Healthy Families Newsletter