PacificSource Healthy Life Initiative
The overall mission of PacificSource Healthy Life is to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve. In pursuing this mission, we will deliver value to:
- The communities we serve
- Our members
- University Partners
Real change to community health improvement and lifestyles will be driven by a collaborative commitment to high ideals and sustainability. PacificSource has the opportunity to collaborate and partner with individuals, organizations and other key stakeholders to support and create meaningful change in the communities we serve.
Our Vision for the Healthy Life Initiative
The vision for PacificSource Healthy Life is to help create healthier communities by:
- Facilitating the adoption and maintenance of positive health behaviors
- Driving the level of engagement in health and wellness programs, such as physical activity, healthy eating, tobacco cessation and stress management, that are aimed at impacting population health.
PacificSource Healthy Life has committed $4 million in funding between now and 2016 toward a community health initiative for Oregonians. In partnership with the University of Oregon and Oregon State University, PacificSource will fund wellness research, healthy campus initiatives, and a Civil War Series sponsorship as a platform for community outreach.
Civil War Series
PacificSource is the proud sponsor of the University of Oregon and Oregon State University Civil War Series through 2015. The Civil War sponsorship provides a platform to promote the Healthy Life Challenge to people at both Universities and within our communities.
For information about the PacificSource Civil War Series, visit the Civil War Series website: www.thecivilwarseries.com/.
Healthy Life Challenge
The PacificSource Healthy Life Challenge will focus on these modifiable risk factors: physical activity, healthy eating, stress management, and tobacco cessation.
Our aim is to provide Healthy Life Challenges tools that are easy to use, allow users to track their progress, are customizable based on need/interest, offer advice, and are educational. Healthy Life Challenge campaigns will also support and reinforce community health efforts that aim to improve the overall health of our communities.
We provide schools with Veggie U kits, which include seeds, soil, flats, root-view boxes, grow lights, and worm farms. These materials allow students to get hands-on experience with every stage of vegetable planting, growing, and harvesting. Since the students invest so much time and effort into growing these vegetables, they’re more likely to eat them, as well as try other healthy foods. Learn more about Veggie U >>
Healthy Life Schools Challenge
The PacificSource Healthy Life Schools Challenge is aimed at improving the health of local K-12 teachers and staff, while serving as positive role models to students. See the flier: