Health Equity

By Karen Elliott, Development Director, Rogue Community Health Even before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people in southern Oregon struggled with food insecurity. For the past three years, Rogue Community Health Community Health Workers (CHWs) have been delivering food boxes to its members. CHWs...

By Leigh Ann Hoffhines, Communications Manager, Rinehart Clinic  As the current public health emergency unfolded and it became clear that a different, safer, approach to care was needed, the Rinehart Clinic team worked quickly to implement telehealth options. Recognizing that a number of our patients do...

By Jonathan Frochtzwajg, Institutional Giving Officer Prism Health is a newly designated Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike in southeast Portland that offers safe, welcoming, and knowledgeable primary and mental health care for the LGBTQ+ community and beyond. LGBTQ+ people experience many health problems at a disproportionately high...

National data released in early April indicates African Americans in Louisiana, Chicago, and Michigan are being disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. That same week, the message from our national health leadership, and news stories that followed, was that this impact appeared to be attributable to preexisting conditions—high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes—and inadequate access to health care. U.S. Sen. Bill...