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Health Equity Intitiative Community Screening and Dialogue - Not Just a Paycheck
Monday, April 14, 2008 - 5:30pm to Monday, April 14, 2008 - 7:30pm

Multnomah County Health Department Health Equity Initiative
Community Screening and Dialogue

Not Just a Paycheck

Monday, April 14, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Midland Library
805 SE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97233


Starting in March, Multnomah County will be one of several communities across the country to feature the documentary Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick in a series of public screenings. Unnatural Causes, a seven-part documentary, is shaking up our understanding of what really makes us healthy or sick. We invite you to join us in dialogues with community members, community-based organizations, civic and business leaders, and local elected officials, to discuss the root causes of health inequities as well as long-term solutions. For more information about the Health Equity Initiative, visit http://www.mchealth.org/healthequity.

 

Each screening will focus on a particular topic and feature a different section of the series, and refreshments will be served at all events. This dialogue will discuss:

Not Just a Paycheck

In many towns, layoffs and unemployment can be devastating to the economy. It can also impact health, increasing the town's blood pressure and violence. Did you know your job or lack of a job can impact your health? Did you know it doesn't have to? Find out how….