health disparity

Conference Focuses on Health Disparities by Touring Neighborhoods

Participants will learn firsthand about health disparities by walking through north and northeast Portland with community health workers, primary care providers and unexpected messengers, all drawn from that community.

It’s going to be a conference unlike any others – because participants won’t just be sitting in hard-backed chairs all day listening to speakers. 

Amid Proposed TriMet Cuts, Activists Fight for Transit Equity

The Lund Report
Critics of the cuts say decreased investment in public transit will have a negative impact on health outcomes

February 29, 2012 -- Earlier this month, TriMet announced sweeping cuts that activists say would have a significant impact on health outcomes for people in Portland.

The proposed changes include eliminating the free rail zone in the city center, reduced or altered service on some bus lines, a fare increase – the 11th in 12 years -- and making single tickets one-way instead of offering transfers.

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