social determinants of health
Emilia Ford became pregnant at 15 and, after her daughter was born, dropped out of high school.
How do adverse childhood events, employment opportunities and the availability of low-income housing impact the quality of life and health outcomes?
African-Americans are less likely to use healthcare services, according to the latest research findings. And, when they do, they receive poorer quality of care, and comes away with less satisfaction which impacts their relationship with their provider.
It's often said that what happens in a doctor's office accounts for just a fraction of a person's total health.
With that in mind, CareOregon has created a pilot program to help members help each other meet day-to-day needs, including services like hair care, organizing or cleaning that may be beyond their reach financially.
January 2, 2013 -- Growing up in southwest Portland – and later studying political science at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. – Tricia Tillman didn't realize public health was an occupation, much less the one where she’d end up.
“I kind of stumbled into public health,” Tillman said. “I didn't know it was a field at all.”
May 2, 2012 -- Good health is more than individual choices, said Kathleen O'Leary, public health administrator for Washington County, addressing a crowd of more than 300 people at the Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation's Fourth Annual Health Care Symposium yesterday in a conference hall at the Oregon Zoo.