One Community Health (formerly La Clinica del Carino)
Project Title: Promoting Steps to Wellness/Promoviendo Pasos a Salud
Grant Period: 5/01/2012 - 04/30/2015
Program Representative Interviewed: Paul Moyer, Physician Assistant/Health Promotion Manager
Location: Hood River, OR
Program Overview: Promoting Steps to Wellness is a program established by One Community Health to improve health
and prevent chronic disease by providing education on diet, physical exercise, and stress management. This
program is conducted by a consortium of partners, including La Clinica del Carino, The Next Door Inc.’s
Nuestra Communidad Sana, Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, and Klickitat County Health Department.
This 12-week wellness program targets low-income and medically underserved people speaking English or
Spanish and living in a four-county service area. This program also provides diabetes case management.
Bilingual and bicultural health promoters were recruited and trained by a registered nurse to conduct
diabetes case management. These teams provide case management and education to patients in a culturally