Curry Community Health is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which provides local health authority services for Curry County. CCH is located in Curry County, OR with integrated community service clinics in Port Orford, Gold Beach, and Brookings. A variety of programs and services are offered at each location ranging from Medical Services, Public Health, Substance Use Disorder Counseling, and Mental Health Services. Curry Community Health supports and promotes the health and well-being of the community.
The 2018 Community Health Assessment (CHA) is a view into the health status of the people that live in Curry County. The assessment process results in an increased understanding of key health issues facing the community, aids in better planning of services and helps to identify strengths and challenges to address with health care resources. The development of the assessment also engages community members by listening to their perceptions and experiences about what influences health. The process includes comprehensive data collection and analysis, working across multiple sectors and bringing many local organizations together. 2018 marks the first time all of the partners collaborated on a single health assessment, with a desire to reduce duplication and share resources. The process of the CHA is as important and vital to the community as the document that is produced. The resulting CHA document assists organizations in planning and prioritizing efforts that ultimately improve health outcomes, the health of individuals and communities.
Everyone 6 months and older is recommended for annual influenza vaccination, with rare exceptions. For the 2018-19 flu season, ACIP recommends annual influenza vaccination for everyone 6 months and older with any licensed, appropriate influenza vaccine (IIV, RIV4, or LAIV4) with no preference expressed for any one vaccine over another. Some vaccines are not recommended in some situations and health conditions, and some people should not receive influenza vaccines at all (though this is uncommon).