In an effort to define what makes a healthy community, Washougal has been selected for a statewide grant that will focus on prevention and intervention.
It is one of two cities in Clark County, and 12 in the state, that were chosen for the 4-year Prevention Redesign Initiative.
“Washougal was selected based on community readiness and responsiveness,” said Camille Saari, who will coordinate the local grant.
She spoke at the Washougal School District board meeting last week.
Saari works for the Clark County Community Development Department. She will help put together a community coalition that will implement a public health model.
“We want to involve law enforcement, parents, students, school employees and civic groups,” Saari said.