A committee will meet for the first time on Friday, March 4, to begin making rules for tobacco retail licenses in Multnomah County. This includes setting the amount of the annual fees, fines, penalties and other details.
The Multnomah County Health Department will hold four immunization clinics for children who are uninsured or under-insured to catch up on their vaccinations before the Feb. 17, 2016 school exclusion date.
Multnomah County will host two public hearings on Tuesday, Oct. 20 on licensing businesses that sell tobacco.
Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury and District 4 Commissioner Diane McKeel will join state Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson (D-Gresham) and Representative Carla C. Piluso (D-Gresham) at a candlelight vigil on Tuesday, Oct. 6 in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
August 21, 2013 – Getting kids ready for school means getting them vaccinated – and county health departments throughout the Portland metro area are hosting walk-in clinics and supporting schools and primary health providers to make certain they have stores of vaccines.
November 20, 2012 -- Oregon’s new coordinated care organizations should make important public health goals such as reducing diabetes and obesity top priorities, but they must realize that culturally appropriate care is essential if their messages are to be heard, a top public health official told The Lund Report.
November 8, 2012 -- Multnomah County will open the first permanent safety net dental clinic in downtown Portland on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. The new clinic is located on the third floor of the new Central City Concern building at 33 N.W. Broadway.
The Billi Odegaard clinic is expected to serve up to 1,500 clients a year, many of them people who are homeless or among the most vulnerable in our community.
Billi Odegaard is a retired public health nurse and Health Department director who believed in community partnerships to stretch every dollar.
November 8, 2012 -- The fight to keep coal trains from passing through Oregon on their way to ports overseas was put in a national context at a free screening of the documentary, The Last Mountain, at Portland's Bagdad Theater last week.
September 27, 2012 -- Following calls by neighborhood activists as well as members of the medical community, Multnomah County Health Department staff have been asked to conduct a health impact assessment investigating the likely health effects of coal trains traveling through the area on their way to ports of Portland and Seattle, from which they would then be shipped to China.