social determinants of health

Tricia Tillman Says Diverse Groups Need a Seat at the Table

As administrator of the Office of Equity and Inclusion, she believes coordinated care organizations should form partnerships with culturally diverse stakeholders

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.”

Advocates Stress Link Between the Social Determinants of Health at Virginia Garcia Event

Safe and affordable housing, food security, affordable housing, and access to education and mental healthcare all play a role

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.


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