Last year at the Northwest Health Foundation board retreat, Suk Rhee bet former board member Senator Mark Hass that he couldn't use Game of Thrones quotes on the floor of the Oregon Senate. He responded with the following video.
Our HB+HC Organizing Grant Communities answered these questions: What does health mean to you? What does community capacity mean to you? How can we help communities improve health?
Watch the video to find out how they answered.
With the launch of Northwest Health Foundation's Healthy Beginnings+Healthy Communities Initiative, we wanted to speak to some of the key informants of our work. So our summer intern Nadia visited the Boys & Girls Club of Portland Metropolitan Area and asked the kids a couple questions...
Our board member, Darleen Ortega, was profiled in today's Oregonian. Oregon and Northwest Health Foundation are lucky to have her!
From the story:
As a child, Darleen Ortega loved to read. She devoured books in school and dreamed of one day writing some of her own.
Now as a judge on the Oregon Court of Appeals, Ortega has, in a way, fulfilled that dream. Appellate decisions -- though dry -- are human stories, she jokes.
Ortega's own story touches on perseverance and the power of diverse perspectives. She is the first Latina and woman of color on the appellate court. Leading by example, she is working to diversify the field of law in Oregon.
Ortega, 51, was born in California and grew up near Banks from age 10. Her family, a Mexican American mom, Caucasian dad, sister and two adopted African American brothers, was diverse -- an anomaly in the small community of Manning. It was a stark change from life in Los Angeles.
At the 2012 Kaiser Permanente Community Fund Summit, we asked some of our grantees and partners to tell us about their projects and what the fund means to them. This short video will give you an idea of some of the projects supported by the fund, and the impact it has had on our community.Read More
How do we get to health equity? How does advocacy play a role? Where does NWHF grantmaking fit in? Watch this video to find out.
“You can substitute any unforeseen public health hazard for ‘zombies’ and it would make perfect sense,” said one of the judges of Northwest Health Foundation’s public health PSA contest. The point being that our public health departments are there to protect us from unforeseen threats.Read More
What’s the best way to ensure that everyone gets good dental care? Hint: It’s probably not the system currently in place today.
Northwest Health Foundation is helping explore whether it's time for the first new health profession in 50 years.Read More