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Our Community Partner: Multnomah County Health Department
Our Community Partner: Multnomah County Health Department

Site Address:

10317 E. Burnside St
Portland, OR 97216

Site Contact:

Noel Wiggins, Community Health Worker Program
Phone: 503-988-3663, ext. 26646
Email: noel.wiggins@co.multnomah.or.us

Faculty Partner:

Stephanie Farquhar, Assistant Professor
Phone: 503-725-5167
Email: farquhar@pdx.edu

Project Description:

Poder es Salud/Power for Health is a collaborative research project between the Community Capacitation Center of the Multnomah County Health Department, the Sankofaa Institute of Cultural Learning, the Latino Network, the School of Community Health at Portland State University, and the Oregon Health and Sciences University. The goal of the project is to increase the capacity of members of the African-American and Latino communities to identify health issues and address health promotion and disease and injury prevention. The project is carried out by Community Health Workers using popular education, an approach that engages the community in defining the problem and crafting the solutions.

Type of Partnership: Community-based Research

Partnership Frequency: Multi-year, multi-term partnership

Student Commitment: 3 students, 12 hours per week

Partnership Began: 10/01/2002

Partnership Ended: On-going