This the story of a Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) project funded by Northwest Health Foundation. The Coalition of Communities of Color and Portland State University worked together to generate data about the lived experience of people of color in Portland. The result: “Communities of Color in Multnomah County: An Unsettling Profile.”
For the first time in the city’s history, diverse communities held a leadership role in such a project. It was also the first time such robust data was generated for many populations, such as the African immigrant community.