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Health Equity Intitiative Community Screening and Dialogue - Becoming American
Sunday, March 16, 2008 - 2:00pm to Sunday, March 16, 2008 - 3:30pm

Multnomah County Health Department Health Equity Initiative
Community Screening and Dialogue

Becoming American

Sunday, March 16, 2 p.m.

Gresham Library
385 NW Miller Avenue, Gresham OR 97030

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


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:

Becoming American

For many people, the United States is the land of opportunity. As a nation of immigrants, why do we see other countries with better health status? Why do recent immigrants have better health outcomes? What can we learn about health by looking beyond our borders? Find out how….