In order to improve public health, policymakers need to pay attention to the social determinants of health: housing, education, location and employment status. That was the overriding theme of last week's Human Services Coalition meeting at Portland State University.
Amy Cooper stepped into her role as interim director of We Can Do Better in September – but started working with the organization as a contractor in May.
Juana Delvalle has been a certified nurse assistant for 16 years -- and for six years at Marquis Hope Village, a 50-bed nursing facility in Canby. Since she started her job, Delvalle said, working conditions have steadily gotten worse.