Eugene, Ore. — In a unique collaboration aimed at improving health outcomes in Lane County, the Eugene Family YMCA and PeaceHealth have signed a 10-year contract to develop a suite of combined educational, wellness and health programming for youth, adults and families in the new Y facility on 24th Avenue and Hilyard Street.
“For the past 135 years, the YMCA has been expanding and innovating in order to meet the evolving needs of Lane County. These years of service have reinforced a foundational truth: Organizations are most impactful when they collaborate,” said Eugene Family YMCA CEO Brian Steffen. “The vision for the future of the YMCA’s work goes far beyond a new facility, it encompasses new partnerships and collaborations. The Eugene Family YMCA is honored to partner with a leading local medical provider to create preventative health programming that will directly address the social determinants of health—the conditions in the environment where people are born, live, learn, work, play and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.”
The $1.25 million PeaceHealth partnership includes the naming of the new Y’s Health & Wellness Center, which will be called the “PeaceHealth Wellness Center.”
“PeaceHealth recognizes the Y as a critical partner to connect…