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Health Equity Intitiative Community Screening and Dialogue - In Sickness and In Wealth
Saturday, March 8, 2008 - 1:00pm to Saturday, March 8, 2008 - 3:00pm

Multnomah County Health Department Health Equity Initiative
Community Screening and Dialogue

In Sickness and In Wealth

Saturday, March 8, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

PCC Cascade - Moriarty Building Auditorium
705 N. Killingsworth St., Portland OR 97217


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:

In Sickness and In Wealth

As a nation, the United States spends over 2 trillion dollars on health care. Are we getting our money's worth? Even though we spend the most money for health care than any other country, the United States ranks 29th in life expectancy. This is lower than industrialized nations who spend less. How is this possible? Find out how.