May East County Issue Forum

Declaring Racism as a Public Health Crisis in Multnomah County

May 13, 3:00-4:00 PM

You can review a recording of the meeting here

Presenters and Meeting Overview:

Racism as a Public Health Crisis Overview

  • Jessica Guernsey, Multnomah County Health Department
    • Overview of framework for Racism as a Public Health Crisis

    • Efforts to address disparities in health in Multnomah County and with COVID-19

East County Public Health Program Panel:

  • Teresa Campos-Dominguez, Multnomah County Health Department
  • Jairo Rios-Campos, City Councilor, City of Wood Village
  • Moderated by Rebecca Stavenjord, Office of Multnomah County Commissioner Lori Stegmann

The Case for Change and Future of Work:

  • Ebony Clarke, Director, Multnomah County Health Department
    • Importance of this framework and approach across the county

    • Why responding before it becomes an acute crisis is necessary