Multnomah County’s West African immigrant community estimates they have lost more than 50 relatives to an outbreak of Ebola that has sickened more than 5,000 people and killed nearly half that many.
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One cousin fell ill and died. Then another got sick. Then another. Matengbe Dolley and her husband, Sekou, have lost seven relatives to the Ebola virus in less than a month.
The risk of disease is established much earlier than previously thought. Poor nutrition and toxic stress before and during pregnancy can lead to chronic health issues.
On Friday, Sept. 5 Chair Kafoury toured the Hands of Wonder gardens at the county’s Juvenile Justice Center where many youth have worked growing fruits and vegetables while gaining life-skills.
On Friday, Sept. 5, Multnomah County District 2 Commissioner Loretta Smith attended Madison High School’s kick-off football game of the season in honor of the school’s new turf.
The Board of Commissioners has officially proclaimed September 2014 as Hunger Action Month in Multnomah County.
Heroin deaths have dropped 29 percent in Multnomah County since the Legislature authorized the expanded use of Naloxone.
Multnomah County's Mariotta Gary-Smith has dedicated her life to teaching African-American communities about the importance of open dialogue and sexual health.
Chair Kafoury visited Rosemary Anderson High School's East County campus on Aug. 27 to support the "We Got Your Back!" campaign.
Health Department staff who have worked for years to prevent fatal overdoses will take part in a memorial on Wednesday, Sept. 3 to remember those who have died.
Sixth graders line up at their lockers at Ron Russell Middle School. Their fingers clumsily twist and turn the dial of the combination locks before them.