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Community Vitality Publication »

A twice-yearly publication that shares success stories, and spotlights current and emerging community leaders. 

Select Books »

Resources that can make a difference in your community. Free to residents of Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif.

Community Builders exchange 

An occasional e-newsletter to help rural community builders learn and stay connected. Subcribe now.

Facebook: Rural community builders NW »

A place to connect with the Ford Institute community on Facebook.

The Wisdom of Communities »

A report by the former director of the Ford Institute detailing how the Institute helps rural people achieve their own vision of vitality.

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study 

A report exploring how the ACE Study findings are being applied in Oregon. Residents of Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif., may order the report for free from Select Books »
Anyone may download a PDF of the report here 


Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative

This report summarizes the work of the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative, 2010-2015. The initiative supports expanded access to best practice parenting education programs.

Opportunities to Expand Effective Parenting Education in Oregon » 

Professors John Geldof and Karen Volmar of Oregon State University have completed a report on the developing intersections between parenting education Hubs and Coordinated Care Organizations. 

Rural Communities Explorer »

Information to help local citizens and policy makers make better decisions about issues in Oregon rural communities.

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