Coos County Friends of Public Health

Coos County Friends of Public Health
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Healthy Bytes January

Lesser-Known Leeks Learn More about links (including recipes) HEREBy Stephanie Polizzi, MPH, RDN, DipACLM Leeks are a member of the allium family which also includes onions, scallions, shallots, chives and garlic. Leeks look similar to green onions (scallions) but are much larger, up to a foot long and 1-2 inches in diameter. They have a mild, sweet onion flavor and [...]

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Wonderful Walnuts By Stephanie Polizzi, MPH, RDN, DipACLM Find more information about benefits, and some recipes HERE. Walnuts are a crunchy, delicious and healthy addition to your daily diet. But did you know walnuts are good for your heart? Like other tree nuts, walnuts are rich in vitamins, minerals, healthy oils and fiber. Despite their high fat content, walnuts contain [...]

Thank You!

To Everyone Who Donated

During Our Nurses’ Purse Raffle

The Winners

The Coos County Friends of Public Health held its 11th annual fall fundraiser—the Nurses’ Purse Raffle!

The raffle winners were:

Coach Purse–Kelly Barnett

Furla Purse–Coast Community Health Center (Jonda Lorenson)

Golf Bag–Lori Stillwell

Ready-Set-Go Bag–Karen Nielsen

The real winners are those who will benefit from the contributions to the Nurses’ Purse fund. The Nurses’ Purse fund is used by public health nurses at Coos Health & Wellness to help families in need when they are faced with some overwhelming challenges. The Nurses’ Purse fund has provided families with food, clothing, infant care, payment of medical bills for the uninsured, and much more… Continue to help CCFoPH raise the funds to continue this important project!

Thank You To Our Sponsors and Major Contributors

Advanced Health


Banner Bank

Bay Area Hospital

Bay Cities Ambulance

Caddy McKeown

Coos Bay Toyota

Farm and Sea, Bandon

First Community Credit Union

Frances Smith

Juul Insurance Agency

Looking Out Foundation

Lori Schmidt

Molly Ford

Margaret Melvin, Attorney

Margery Whitmer

RE/MAX South Coast – Jan Delimont

Umpqua Bank, Coos Bay & North Bend

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Thank you Donors!

The following businesses and Individuals have provided gifts to be included in the Nurses’ Purse bags:

To promote health in Coos County through enhancement of local public health services.

The Coos County Friends of Public Health (CCFoPH) is a non-profit 501c3 organization supporting services to people in our community through Coos Health & Wellness. These services include the promotion of healthy families through programs such as the WIC nutrition program, and Babies First! / Parents As Teachers home visiting services; clinic services such as immunizations, and reproductive health services; and educational projects and activities.

Purpose of the Friends of Public Health

To promote an understanding of the public health needs of communities in Coos County, including vulnerable populations, and the availability of services to address those needs;

To increase community collaboration to achieve public health goals and to provide public health services;

To encourage volunteer involvement in local public health activities;

To educate about public health issues; and

To generate resources in fulfillment of our mission. Membership dues, and individual and corporate donations sustain CCFoPH, and enable us to raise funds, and receive grants for projects and programs which are administered through Coos Health & Wellness.


Be a Friend of Coos County Public Health.

Your support through your dollars and volunteer time help us make a difference in the health of our
communities in Coos County.

Members can participate in public health events, support our public health program and be part of the
board and other important committees that support the work of the CCFoPH.

Members receive a quarterly newsletter to keep up to date on all that the Friends are doing.

Join Coos County Friends of Public Health

Members receive bulletins about important public health issues and events, through email and Facebook. As a member, you can learn about current public health issues and concerns.