Archive: Community Vitality

Community Vitality archive

Welcome to the issue archive for Community Vitality, a storytelling publication published by The Ford Family Foundation from 2000 through 2021. The twice-yearly newsletter highlighted community builders, communities and news of note. This list contains links to issues from Spring 2014 through Spring 2021.

Spring 2021: Disaster resilience PDF
In this issue: A new publication format is launched, communities deal with wildfire devastation, creating a collaborative mental health network, cross-sector solutions for pandemic disparities.

Fall 2020: COVID-19 PDF
In this issue: Pandemic tests community resilience, education expands its role, Scholar plays key role in public health, using innovative approaches in challenging times.

Spring 2020: Rural health care PDF
In this issue: Center transforms health care in rural Oregon, parenting education shows results, transfer students face challenges, collaboration helps address trucker shortage.

Fall 2019: Community resilience PDF
In this issue: Community rallies to rebuild historic mill, mental health programs for youth expand, radio station gives voice to Hispanic community, storytelling bridges divides.

Spring 2019: Juntos PDF
In this issue: Program helps support college readiness for Latinos, RARE expands capacity of rural towns, Scholar’s dual passions lead to medicine, youth camp supports students.

Fall 2018: Collaboration and civility PDF
In this issue: Solving the problem of the thirsty juniper, volunteers bring old school to life, broadband comes to WIllamina, play initiative involves families, exhibition celebrates studio.

Spring 2018: Mental health PDF
In this issue: Importance of infant and child mental health care, credentialing system for rural professionals, Scholar’s career follows winding path, national art show spotlights Oregon.

Fall 2017: Blue Zones Project PDF
In this issue: Making healthy choices easier, battling food insecurity, building community with potlucks, nurturing innovative start-ups, out-of-school time linked to success.

Spring 2017: Child abuse PDF
In this issue: Preventing child abuse, creating vision through collaboration, investing in rural infrastructure, new focus on community builders, inspirational artist environments.

Fall 2016: Economic development PDF
In this issue: Rural economies taking long-term view, expanded role for libraries, the Umpqua Story Project, WealthWorks boosts rural economies, linking Latino families to community.

Spring 2016: Umpqua Community College PDF
In this issue: A collection of articles illustrating the resilience and capacity of the Douglas County community after the school shooting at Umpqua Community College on Oct. 1, 2015.

Fall 2015: Community-based change PDF
In this issue: Foundation puts new focus on community, economic development summits generate new ideas, sessions energize entrepreneurs, school teams up with skilled trade.

Spring 2015: Disaster resilience PDF
In this issue: Recovery begins after wildfire, disaster brings its own lessons, study examines impact of scholarship programs, how one Oregon town got its fish back.

Fall 2014: Early childhood development PDF
In this issue: Childhood trauma leads to adverse issues, Oregon responds to ACE study, giving school a second shot, teen-age volunteer leads the way, MBTI an invaluable aid.

Spring 2014: Disaster resilience PDF
In this issue: Preparing for disaster, a plan for resilience, learning from the Japanese earthquake, defining resilience for your community, put your emergency kit together.

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