pilot projects

The Oregon Health and Outdoors Initiative has worked with a variety of community partners and nonprofits across the State of Oregon to reduce health inequities through increased outdoor access. Focusing on our target populations of communities of color, low-income communities, rural communities, and Oregonians with disabilities, we've been able to empower local communities to take health outside. Read more about what we're doing across the state: 

Hike it baby

Hike It Baby in Eastern Oregon is working with new moms in Baker and Wallowa Counties, and the Northeast Oregon Network is helping prevent cancer with more time spent hiking.


LatinXplorers in the Columbia Gorge has health workers leading group hikes that reduce stress and build community.

Adaptive sports northwest

Adaptive Sports Northwest in Portland is bringing nature a little closer to people with physical disabilities. Hand cycling at Portland International Raceway is a great way to get outside, be with people, and get active.