Nurse-Family Partnership

The Nurse-Family Partnership program offered by the Cowlitz County Health Department assists low-income women who are less than 28-weeks pregnant and having their first baby. This community healthcare program is designed to help them become confident parents and strong women by partnering them with nurse home visitors and a network of support. Nurses visit weekly with the expectant mother throughout her pregnancy and continue to support her until the baby is two-years-old.

Cowlitz Family Health Center & Drug Abuse Prevention Center Merger

In an effort to get more people into mental health, drug and substance abuse treatment, the Drug Abuse Prevention Center (DAPC) has joined forces with the Cowlitz Family Health Center. The merger came about as both agencies realized they had many clients in common. Consolidating will eliminate the need for clients to make multiple appointments with separate agencies. When referring clients to one another, patients often did not follow through and did not receive the care they needed. Integrating services will allow the two groups to better work together to serve their clients.

Trails Map

Cowlitz on the Move released an updated map of “The Trails of Cowlitz County” early last year, encouraging community members to “play hard”. The map highlights 17 different trails located throughout the county, in Toutle, Castle Rock, Silver Lake, Lexington, Longview, Kelso, Kalama and Woodland. Each trail description features its distance, terrain, amenities, photo, map, directions and a brief description of what hikers can expect.