2014 WAS A YEAR FOR MAKING THINGS HAPPEN.

We welcomed four new staff members. We launched a new brand. We worked toward better representing disability in our conversations and organizational practices. We traveled all over Oregon and Southwest Washington for conferences and community outreach. We hosted gatherings for our funded partners. We revitalized and celebrated existing initiatives and launched new ones. And we had a lot of fun doing it!

 

WE LAUNCHED HEALTHY BEGINNINGS+HEALTHY COMMUNITIES.

Boy plays Four square at a playworks recess.

Boy plays Four square at a playworks recess.

  • Conducted comprehensive outreach and engagement about HB+HC Community-Based Partnerships across our region with more than 300 attendees.
  • Identified a cohort of 25 communities from diverse geographies, ethnicities and abilities for our Organizing Grants.
  • Made the first of a multi-year commitment to Playworks as a HB+HC Regional Impact.
  • Explored multi-year HB+HC Regional Impact partnership with Northwest Area Foundation.
  • Established HB+HC Regional Impact on Dental Health with Oregon Community Foundation, Kaiser Permanente and others.

 

WE STRENGTHENED OUR PARTNERSHIPS.

NWHF President Nichole June Maher Attends the Juntos Aprendemos graduation.

NWHF President Nichole June Maher Attends the Juntos Aprendemos graduation.

  • Strengthened relationships with philanthropic partners regionally and nationally.
  • Pursued strategic funding relationships at the intersection of health and education.
  • Renewed the Kaiser Permanente Community Fund for two additional years and launched an evaluation process and focus area impact statements.
  • Launched new Oregon Active Schools Fund with Nike and Kaiser Permanente.
  • Celebrated ten year partnership with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in the PIN Legacy Project and Final Meeting.

 

 

WE PURSUED LEARNING IN NEW COMMUNITIES.

Kids get their hands dirty in the Lower Columbia School Gardens.

Kids get their hands dirty in the Lower Columbia School Gardens.

  • Supported key convenings and gatherings around the state as sponsor or host.
  • Held our board retreat in Cathlamet, exploring disability and hearing from SW Washington community members.
  • Pursued deeper understanding of the continuum of disability to increase relationships and opportunities to partner.
  • Increased our political and policy advocacy advocacy capacity.
  • Supported statewide efforts to enact the Oregon Driver Card.

 

WE INCREASED OUR REACH.

Dr. Allen Tam raises his adorable tooth paddle at the Creston Children's Dental Clinic Fundraiser.

Dr. Allen Tam raises his adorable tooth paddle at the Creston Children's Dental Clinic Fundraiser.

  • Increased our engagement on Facebook by 300%, likes by 70% and Twitter follows by 30%.
  • Increased financial support through sponsorships and the President's Fund to rural communities, communities of color and organizations led by and serving people with disabilities.
  • Provided keynote addresses at more state and national events, including Oregon Public Health Association, Clinton Health Initiative, Portland Business Journal and many others.
  • Visited communities across Oregon and SW Washington to build relationships and understand their vision for health.
  • We completed building our staff team, reflecting the diversity of our region and welcoming two new Community Engagement Officers, a Communications Coordinator and a Vice President of Finance.

 

OUR FUNDED PARTNERS

KAISER PERMANENTE COMMUNITY FUND

Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon
Black Parent Initiative
CAPACES Leadership Institute
Catholic Community Services of the Mid-Willamette
   and Central Coast
Family Forward Education Fund
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
Janus Youth Programs, Inc.
Multnomah County Health Department,
   Community Health Services
Muslim Educational Trust
Native American Youth and Family Center
Northwest Down Syndrome Association
Northwest Regional ESD Foundation
Open Meadow Alternative Schools
Oregon Oral Health Coalition
Portland African American Leadership Forum
ROSE Community Development Corporation
Salem-Keizer Coalition for Equality
The Rosewood Initiative
Western States Center

LEARNING TOGETHER, CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

Autism Empowerment
David's Harp
Disability Art and Culture Project
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization
NAMI-Oregon
Native American Youth and Family Center
OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon
Umpqua Valley disAbilities Network

PRESIDENT'S Opportunity FUND

American Heart Association
Ashland Immunization Team
Boys and Girls Club of Pacific County
Boys and Girls Club of the Long Beach
Children's Opportunity Fund Initiative of Washington County
City Club of Portland
Coalition of Communities of Color
Community Foundation for Southwest Washington
Confederated Tribes of Lower Rogue
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
Friends of Creston Children's Dental Clinic
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
Jesse F. Richards Foundation
KairosPDX
LaGrande School District
Latino Network
Macdonald Center
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation
Milagro Theatre
Momentum Alliance
Multicultural Integrated Kidney Education Program
National Indian Child Welfare Association
Native American Youth and Family Center
North by Northeast Community Health Center
Nyssa Kids Fair
Oral Health Funders Collaborative
Oregon Foundation for Reproductive Health
Oregon Opportunity Fund
Pacific County Youth Coalition
PHAME
Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon
Pioneer Community Center of Washougal
Portland African American Leadership Forum
Stand for Children Leadership Center
The Center for Intercultural Innovation
The Children's Institute
The Lund Report
Upstream Public Health
Verde
VOZ Workers' Rights Education Project

 

HB+HC COMMUNITY BASED PARTNERSHIPS

Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon
Autism Empowerment
Battered Persons' Advocacy
Be Your Best
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
Healthy Living Collaborative of Southwest Washington
IRCO Africa House
IRCO Asian Family Center
IRCO Slavik Network of Oregon
Jefferson Regional Health Alliance
Let's Talk Diversity Coalition
Linn-Benton Community College
Longview Highlands Neighborhood Association
Lower Columbia Hispanic Council
Malheur Education Service District
Medical Foundation of Marion & Polk Counties
Momentum Alliance
Native American Youth and Family Center
North Clackamas School District
Oregon Latino Health Coalition
Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste
Stand for Children Leadership Center
Treasure Valley Community Resource Center
Urban League of Portland

HB+HC REGIONAL IMPACTS & POLICY ADVOCACY

Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
Oregon Community Foundation
Oregon Voice
Playworks
YES on Oregon Safe Roads

SPONSORSHIPS

ABC House
Adelante Mujeres
African American AIDS Awareness Action Alliance
Area Health Education Center of Southwest Oregon
Area Health Education Center, Northeast Oregon
Asian American Youth Leadership Conference
Asian Health and Service Center
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon
Bay Area Hospital
Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism
Center for Intercultural Organizing
Centro Cultural of Washington County
Children's Center
Clackamas County Children's Commission
Coalition of Community Health Clinics
Curry Health Foundation
Disability Art and Culture Project
Eugene/Springfield NAACP
Familias en Accion
Friends of Creston Children's Dental Clinic
Friends of the Children of the Klamath Basin
Incight Company
Kairos Northwest
Kids Intervention and Diagnostic Service Center
Kukatonon Children's African Dance Troupe
Lane County
Latino Network
Legacy Health System
LGBTQ Health Coalition of the 
   Columbia-Willamette
Linn Benton Health Equity Alliance
Living Yoga
Lower Columbia Hispanic Council
Multicultural Integrated Kidney Education Program
Native American Youth and Family Center
Northwest Down Syndrome Association
Office of Rural Health, OHSU
OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon
Oregon Latino Health Coalition
Oregon Oral Health Coalition
Oregon Pediatric Society
Oregon Public Health Institute
Oregon School-Based Health Care Network
Playworks
Portland African American Leadership Forum
Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc.
Potlatch Fund
Reaching and Empowering All People, Inc.
Self Enhancement, Inc.
Speck-Actors Collective
The Asian Reporter Foundation
The Children's Institute
The Latino Community Association
Toutle River Ranch
United Way of Jackson County
Urban League of Portland
Willamette Farm and Food Coalition
YMCA of Douglas County