What Is ACHIEVE

ACHIEVE (Action Communities for Health, Innovation and Environmental Change) Coalition is a group of multi-sectoral partners who have a collective vision of ending health inequities in chronic diseases for African-Americans and African immigrants/refugees in Multnomah County.

Their History  

Since forming back in 2009, the coalition has advocated for the use of communication, policy, system and environmental (PSE) change strategies to improve health outcomes for the Black population of Multnomah County. They have worked to increase access to healthy foods, improve community design by connecting safe and accessible places for physical activity, offering tobacco cessation programming and breastfeeding support in the places people live, work, worship and study. ACHIEVE coalition accomplishments over the years include:

  • Community policy and environmental assessments in over 60 community settings across jurisdictions
  • Policies and space changes implemented in over 20 faith settings 
  • Co-development of the Multnomah County Healthy Retail Initiative
  • Tobacco retail licensure with an extensive community engagement process
  • Successful REACH grant application

The ACHIEVE Partners

Meeting Agendas

2021: January 2021 I February 2021 I March 2021 I April 2021 I May 2021 I June 2021 I July 2021 (canceled meeting) I August 2021 I September 2021 I October 2021

2020: January 2020 I February 2020 I March 2020 I April 2020 I May 2020 I June 2020 I July 2020 (canceled meeting) I August 2020 I September 2020 I October 2020I November 2020 (canceled meeting) I December 2020

Meeting Minutes

2021: January 2021 I February 2021 I March 2021 I April 2021 I May 2021 I June 2021 I July 2021 (canceled meeting) I August 2021 I September 2021 I October 2021

2020: January 2020 I February 2020 I March 2020 I April 2020 I May 2020 I June 2020 I July 2020 (canceled meeting) I August 2020 I September 2020 I October 2020I November 2020 (canceled meeting) I December 2020

Get Involved

All ACHIEVE Coalition meetings are open for the public to attend. If you would like to receive event information for a future ACHIEVE meeting or just hear more about what the group is doing, feel free to contact either of the ACHIEVE co-facilitators:

If you would like to join the ACHIEVE Coalition or have suggestions for discussion topics at future meetings, submit an entry through our ACHIEVE Coalition email and meeting sign-up form.

Agenda Requests

You can fill out our ACHIEVE Coalition agenda request form in order to reserve a presentation slot at upcoming ACHIEVE meetings or to make a suggestion for discussion topics. We ask that you complete your form submission no later than the 3rd Wednesday of the month prior to the meeting you would like to present at.