Fridays, 2-4 p.m.
ASRC (Rec Center Building), Room 660
1800 SW 6th Avenue
Free and open to the public
Friday - April 18
Food Systems: Social Capital and Social Cohesion through Food Systems Initiatives
Second in a 4-part series
What is social capital and social cohesion? Why are they important concepts in understanding capacity building in various communities? Hear from researchers that examine how social cohesion and capital contributes to the health of communities and how food systems strategies can play a role in this.
Dr. Larry Wallack, Senior Research Fellow at the Moore Institute at OHSU, will introduce the concept and research around the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD), a long-standing body of research that emphasizes access to nutrition and community support as essential to the prevention of significant poor health outcomes.
Claudia Arana-Colen, HOPE Coalition representative, will share the Coalition's efforts to integrate community voice into the development of a 5-year plan that focuses on improving health equity for the region. The HOPE Coalition is a regional partnership of communities of color, health advocates, and policy makers working together with the common goal of addressing specific health inequities that exist within Oregon.