Improving Health Outcomes








Health and Outdoors Initiative

Getting more people outside more often for their health




Spending time in nature is a reliable and affordable way to improve one’s well-being. But not everyone has equal access to the outdoors. We’re working to help more people experience the health benefits of nature. Bobby Cochran, executive director of Willamette Partnership, is a Culture of Health Leader, a new program co-led by the National Collaborative for Health Equity and CommonHealth ACTION with support from the Robert Wood Johnson FoundationExplore our work below.




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Oregon Health and Outdoors Initiative

A team of health, business, and environmental organizations is acting to increase access to green space and get a greater diversity of people outdoors for their health.



You Can Be a Public Health Provider

Willamette Partnership offers tools and training for water utilities, cities, and restoration and environmental groups to advance health through their work.


health and outdoors wingspread declaration

Wingspread Declaration

In 2014, leaders from health, academia, and nature-focused nonprofits gathered to sign the Wingspread Declaration, an affirmation to better connect people to nature. 



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Have questions about our work connecting health and nature?

Contact Bobby Cochran, Executive Director & Culture of Health Leader

Banner photo / Bruce Taylor