SEASIDE — The Columbia Pacific Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) is hosting a Student Wellness Activities and Games (SWAG) event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Providence Medical Group, 725 S. Wahanna Road. The event is for Oregon Health Plan (OHP) members ages 12 to 20 years old. There is no charge.
SWAG events are a creative and fun way to make preventive care the norm for adolescents, and are intended to provide dedicated time to adolescent well visits in a way that is engaging and informative, by offering games, raffle prizes and food along with checkups and sports physicals.
“By encouraging the adolescent well visits, we hope to establish a pattern in a young person of thinking about preventative health care rather than waiting for a health issue to become chronic and difficult to manage,” Nancy Knopf, Columbia Pacific CCO community health partnership manager, said.
Data from Oregon Healthy Teens Survey, a statewide survey among eighth and 11th graders, indicates that Clatsop County has higher drug and alcohol used compared to the state average. In the visit, adolescents will complete an evidence-based screening tool on alcohol and drug misuse.
Preregistration is encouraged. For information, or to make an appointment, call 503-717-7060.