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10/16/12 - 10:34 am
Multnomah County’s Health Department has earned accreditation as a primary care medical home -- the only health care organization to earn the designation in Oregon and one of only 30 granted such recognition nationwide.
10/11/12 - 3:18 pm
The county Board of Commissioners’ unanimous vote to proclaim Oct. 11 as National Coming Out Day throughout Multnomah County left D’Marcus Warrick-McPherson very proud of his community.
Commissioners proclaim September as Infant Mortality Awareness Month to promote healthy births and end racial and ethnic disparities
9/28/12 - 11:04 am
In Multnomah County, the goal is that all babies celebrate their 366th day of life.
That is especially true for the county’s African American and Native American babies who are nearly twice as likely than non-Hispanic white infants to die within their first year of life.
Commissioners Kafoury and Shiprack to hold the first of two community meetings on the downtown courthouse
9/26/12 - 9:32 am
Multnomah County, City of Portland call for vendors and manufacturers to disclose potentially hazardous chemicals
9/20/12 - 2:49 pm
The Board of County Commissioners on Thursday unanimously approved a resolution reaffirming the county’s commitment to sustainable purchasing practices through the Healthy Purchasing Initiative (HPI).
The pilot program is a joint effort among Multnomah County and the City of Portland. The HPI calls for vendors and manufacturers to disclose potentially hazardous chemicals in cleaning and office supplies, building products and materials when doing business with the county and city.
Health Department supervisor LaRisha Baker named Public Health Genius for dedication to preventing colon cancer
9/14/12 - 9:10 am
The Oregon Public Health Institute (OPHI) has named Multnomah County program supervisor LaRisha Baker a Public Health Genius for her commitment to public health and dedication to preventing colorectal cancer.
9/13/12 - 2:20 pm
Recovery provides drug and alcohol addicts an opportunity for hope.
That’s the message the Board of Commissioners heard at its weekly meeting Thursday before proclaiming September as National Recovery Month.
9/12/12 - 12:20 pm
Multnomah County is seeking community members to join a coalition that that takes a public health approach to prevention of youth violence. Applications for the Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE) Coalition are due Wednesday, Sept. 19.
A closer look at coal: Chair Jeff Cogen calls for study of coal export effects on community's health
9/10/12 - 4:00 pm
Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen announced Monday that the Health Department will conduct a health assessment study of the effects of coal trains traveling through Oregon’s most populous county.
9/7/12 - 3:29 pm
On Sept. 6, Jewel Lansing and Fred Leeson went before the board to celebrate the publication of their recently published book “Multnomah: The Tumultuous Story of Oregon’s Most Populous County.”