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  • Welcome to the Family & Community Outreach Department!

    We are excited that you have visited our site. Our department offers many services to the people of Polk County. Please visit the links below for more information on each program within Family & Community Outreach:

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  • Free summer meals are available to children and teens (ages 1-18) at a variety of locations in Polk County.

  • Many agencies are coming together in one spot to better serve families in Polk County.
    You will find the following services and programs at the Academy Building in one location,
    Family & Community Outreach, Suite 220:

  • Polk County offers three Cover Oregon Outreach Specialists that can help find a health insurance plan that is best for you. You can meet with one of our Outreach Specialists at a location listed below. Each specialist will provide information and enrollment services to anyone in Polk County who is uninsured or under insured. 

  • PORTLAND, Ore. Polk County, in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority’s Public Health Division, launched a new statewide campaign to increase colorectal cancer screening among Oregonians over the age of 50. Guided by a research finding that people are much more likely to get screened if they are encouraged by someone they know and trust, the campaign takes an innovative approach by empowering already screened men and women to serve as champions, and to encourage people they know to get screened.

  • What is Service Integration?

    The purpose of the Service Integration program is to facilitate collaboration among community partners to provide coordinated resources and inform