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Oregon Health Forum Tackles Social Determinants of Health

Join us on April 27 for this interactive discussion.
March 13, 2018

How do adverse childhood events, employment opportunities and the availability of low-income housing impact the quality of life and health outcomes? That’s the topic of a forum on Friday, April 27, at the Multnomah Athletic Club.

The event gets underway with a breakfast buffet at 7 a.m., followed by a panel discussion from 7:20-9 a.m. 

National studies have shown that socio-economic factors play a major role in driving up healthcare costs and also result in higher rates of disease, poor quality of care and limited access to care. In the U.S., social factors account for over one-third of total deaths every year.

What’s being done in Oregon to reverse this trend? Oregon Health Forum is bringing together a panel of experts to delve into this important issue.

Our panelists include:

  • David Bangsberg, MD, MPH, Founding Dean, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health

  • Colin Cave, MD, Medical Director for External Affairs, Government Relations and Community Health, Northwest Permanente, P.C.

  • Rebecca Ramsay, Chief Executive Officer, Housecall Providers

  • Dr. Kent Thornburg, OHSU's Lowell Edwards Chair, Professor of Medicine, Director of the Center for Developmental Health at the Knight Cardiovascular Institute, and Director of the Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness. 

Our moderator will be Jesse Ellis O’Brien, policy director for OSPIRG

This is an event you won’t want to miss. The Multnomah Athletic Club is located at 1849 SW Salmon in Portland, and parking is free in the adjacent lot.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Diane Lund-Muzikant at [email protected].