Community Partnerships

Partnering Community Organzations


Community Capacitation Center, Multnomah County Health Dept. builds capacity in communities to identify and address their own most pressing health issues. Key strategies we use to accomplish our mission include popular education, the Community Health Worker model, and participatory research and evaluation.  We provide training which qualifies Community Health Workers for inclusion in the OHA registry. We conduct a range of activities to prevent and reduce violence affecting youth, to raise awareness about violence as a health issue, and to promote the use of a public health approach to prevent violence. Contact: Noelle Wiggins;

Kohles Bioengineering - This organization is actively engaged in experimental & theoretical bioengineering, including: Forensic bioengineering and epidemiology addressing medicolegal cases disputing injury biomechanics, crash mechanics, toxic tort, medical malpractice, and medical device failure; educational services including seminars and short-courses; research, design, and development services including manuscript and grant application preparation; engineering, applied mathematical, and statistical analyses; computational modeling.

Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation is an independent, nonprofit organization that leads community collaborations and produces unbiased information. We work with the members of our community—consumers, providers, employers, policymakers, and health insurers—to improve the health of all Oregonians.

Oregon Office on Disability and Health is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of 18 states with disability and public health programs.  OODH''s mission is to prevent secondary conditions and improve the health and quality of life of Oregonians with disabilities through improved access to health care facilities, public health programs, and effective health promotion and wellness programs.

is a statewide network of primary care clinicians, community partners, and academicians dedicated to studying the delivery of health care to rural residents and to reducing rural health disparities. Our studies use implementation science and knowledge transfer methods to transform rural health care delivery.

PDX Trans*Pride is a burgeoning local grassroots community organization for transgender persons in the Pacific NW region. Members are encouraged to build community, as we grow into a versatile and positive transgender social organization, benefiting the lives of trans* individuals through our nonprofit acitivites, including the Portland Trans Pride March at the 2014 Pride Festival, on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at eh North Park Blocks, Portland, Oregon. The Portland Trans*Pride March partners with multiple nonprofit organizations to create an integral community in the Portland, Oregon region. Facebook page: Twitter: www.twitter/pdxtranspride

Q Center provides a safe space to support and celebrate LGBTQ diversity, visibility and community building. Q Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization which offers multi-generational programs and services in four core areas: Arts & Culture; Education & Training; Health & Wellness and Advocacy. There are dozens of events and groups that meet here, some focused on specific topics (like coming out or gender identity) and others aimed at fun social interactions (like sing-along piano cabarets or craft nights). Entry to most of these is sliding-scale and run by dedicated volunteers, keeping Q Center truly community-driven and accessible. In addition to our programmatic offerings, our 5,000 sq/ft facility is also a safe and friendly place to spend an afternoon. With our monthly art exhibits, extensive library collection, Resource Wall, and free WiFi access, there’s always something to see and learn at Q Center. Q Center is also a great inexpensive rental space that affords great visibility and accessibility to people and other organizations. Contact us at or call 503-234-7837. Please visit us online, Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites. 

REACH Community Development's mission is to provide quality affordable housing and opportunities for individuals, families and communities to thrive. With over 1800 units of affordable housing, we provide services and programs that addres the social determinants of health. For more information, contact Kay Hutchinson, Director of Programs;

The Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) is a statewide network of mental health centers offering evidence-based support for teenages and young adults who have developed early sign of psycholtic illness.  EASA provides community educaiton, outreach, felxible engagement, family support, counseling, medical, vocational support, and peer support with the goal of equipping people with the resrouces, skills, attitude, and knowledge needed to deal successfully with psychosis as a young adult. 

The Center for Outcomes Research and Education is a health services and health policy research shop that aims to improve health for vulnerable populations.  Our research, evaluation, and data science projects are designed to drive health care transformation.  We are particularly interested in the ways that social opportunity structures can have an impact on an individual's ability to achieve health.

Upstream Public Health advances policy solutions designed to change the systemic conditions that contribute to poor health.  We conduct research, educate key decision makers, contribute to influential coalitions, and elevate public health and health equity issues through public forum and advisory groups across the state and region.

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center provides high-quality, comprehensive, and culturally appropriate primary health care and integrated services such as behavioral and mental health, dental services and women's health care to the communities of Washington and Yamhill counties with a special emphasis on migrant and seasonal farmworkers and others with barriers to receiving health care. We have a long history of meeting the social determinant of health needs through a long-standing community health worker program and a commitment to ongoing development of supports that allow for better access to health services.