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  • Title: NWHF - Northwest Health Foundation
    Descriptive info: .. Update on our Strategic Plan.. Thank you for visiting the Northwest Health Foundation website.. We are currently conducting a strategic planning process to ensure that our resources are achieving the greatest possible impact for the health of the people in our region.. Our new work will be framed around the idea that healthy beginnings — prenatal through youth — are necessary to achieve healthy communities across the lifespan.. While our core values and principles remain the same,.. read on.. Adelante Mujeres Nourishes the Community.. In Washington County, research shows the health outcomes for Latinos are significantly worse than those of other ethnic backgrounds.. The concentrated poverty for immigrant farmers, challenges of adapting to a new culture and poor urban planning have all added to the poor health of Washington County’s Latino population.. However, it is also evident that lifestyle choices have also played a large role.. For Adelante Mujeres, a Forest Grove, Oregon-based nonprofit, the.. Thomas Cully Park – A Dream Realized.. When the sun is out, the children of Portland’s Cully neighborhood transform parking lots into soccer fields.. The neighborhood, which shines with cultural flare and ethnic diversity, still has concentrated poverty, and an overall lack of access to nature.. In fact, Cully, in outer Northeast Portland, has the lowest income per capita in the City.. Many of the streets are without sidewalks and streetlights, and many more aren’t even paved.. While the regional average.. Finding Workforce Solutions to a Dental Care Crisis.. 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  ...   a Community Coach.. The Highlands neighborhood in Longview, Washington has, for decades, gone without many of the advantages enjoyed by other communities – a strong retail district, an adequate park, thriving social service organizations, etc.. It s also one of the poorest districts in the state and has some of the highest rates of unemployment, drug use, and debilitating medical conditions such as lung cancer and diabetes to be found anywhere.. Clearly, the people who live there.. More Stories:.. 1.. 2.. 3.. 4.. 5.. 6.. Latest News.. Kaiser Permanente Community Fund tightens focus of funding a receives record number of inquiries.. Full.. Funding Opportunities.. Online Sponsorship Applications Now Open!.. see all.. Video Channel.. The Dreamer School - Higher Education Begins in First Grade.. What We Do.. Grantmaking.. Convening.. Advocacy.. Philanthropy Mgmt.. Partners in Nursing.. about NWHF.. our mission story.. meet our staff.. board of directors.. philanthropy management services.. financial statements.. our building: the center for philanthropy.. our blog: join the conversation.. contact us.. focus areas grants.. about our focus areas.. public health.. Healthy Beginnings.. Convergence Partnership.. Kaiser Permanente Community Fund.. Healthy Eating, Active Living.. health care reform.. Health Care Reform Advocacy.. health workforce.. Partners Investing in Nursing s Future (PIN).. sponsorships.. grants archive.. resources reports.. reports.. handbooks.. outside research.. slideshows.. polls surveys.. news events.. news commentary.. calendar events.. points of view.. Perspectives on Equity.. Sign Up for E-News.. Northwest Health Foundation ~ 221 NW Second Avenue, Suite 300, Portland , Oregon 97209 ~.. See Map.. ~ (503) 220-1955 ~.. Facebook.. ~.. Twitter.. Site Map.. Boutros.. Site Credits.. Powered By:.. Expression Engine.. Icons:.. Pinvoke.. | Website By:.. Blue Mouse Monkey.. Acts of Good..

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  • Title: NWHF Blog – The Conversation
    Descriptive info: Public Health in Oregon - Join The Conversation.. About the Conversation: The NWHF Blog.. The Conversation is another connection point between Northwest Health Foundation and our community.. Check in here to learn more about our work, and share your own views.. You can add your comments to the entries posted, or.. (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).. to post a blog entry of your own.. Posts prior to 2012 were written for a NWHF project called Community Health Priorities.. Beyond Fluoride: Our commitment to oral health.. By:.. Nichole Maher, MPH.. | Posted on:.. July 24th, 2013.. Categories:.. Public Health.. I would like to express my sincerest thanks to all of our community partners for your warm wishes and immense support while we welcome our newest addition to the Maher-Sherman clan.. I feel fortunate to represent an organization that encourages family leave because the time I have spent with my precious little guy and his siblings is time that could never be replaced.. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.. During my Family Leave I have had the opportunity to reflect on the fluoride.. (1).. Comments.. |.. Read the rest of this post.. Kaiser Permanente Community Fund Update.. Chris Kabel, MPH.. July 2nd, 2013.. One of the most rewarding aspects of my job has been our partnership with Kaiser Permanente and communities in our region to improve the “upstream” factors that create or inhibit community health.. Often referred to as social determinants of health, these factors include early childhood development, access to healthy food and affordable housing, to name just a few.. The Kaiser Permanente Community Fund launched its first grant cycle in 2005, and since then has awarded over $22.. How to Incorporate Local Culture at Annual Meetings.. Renée Jensen Reinhardt.. June 25th, 2013.. Partners Investing in Nursing’s Future (PIN) is a partnership of the Northwest Health Foundation (NWHF) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to support the capacity, involvement and leadership of local foundations to advance the nursing profession in their own communities.. NWHF and RWJF staff hosted the eighth annual PIN meeting in New Orleans; the land of jazz.. The meeting was a great example of how to incorporate the local culture into the goals of a meeting.. 2013 Youth Photo Contest Winners Announced!.. NWHF Staff.. May 22nd, 2013.. A big thank you to our partner in the photo contest, the Oregon Public Health Division, our youth and adult volunteer judging panels and the more than 100 entrants.. The theme of the 2013 photo contest focused on the interconnection between healthy beginnings and healthy communities.. We know  ...   of our region and to hear from local residents how their communities.. What do driver’s licenses have to do with healthy food?.. February 13th, 2013.. Environmental Health.. Disparities.. Economic Issues.. Policies & Laws.. Food & Nutrition.. I first heard this provocative question during a food systems summit organized by the Northwest Regional Convergence Partnership - a collaboration that includes the Northwest Health Foundation, the Meyer Memorial Trust and Kaiser Permanente Northwest.. Nearly 100 partners from around Oregon and SW Washington – representing food production, distribution, retail, public health, planning, and tribal health authorities – gathered in Salem on this past November to achieve three.. CCO Conference Highlights Health Transformation.. Chris DeMars, MPH.. January 10th, 2013.. Health Care Reform.. I spent the last two days at CCO Oregon’s “Transforming Care 2013” conference where I was excited to learn how communities throughout the state are working to achieve real integration between health and health care.. It was an encouraging event, which included people who are all working to achieve the place where revenue is maximized when we keep people well and not when we treat more disease.. While many of the 15 new CCOs—all of which are less than six months old—are.. (3).. Next Page.. Viewing page.. of 34.. NWHF Home.. The Conversation Home.. Great Resources.. Contact Us.. CONNECT WITH US ON FACEBOOK.. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @northwesthealth.. Browse By Category.. Interviews.. Editorial Notes.. Education.. Grantee Reports.. Polls.. Did You Know?.. Transportation.. Urban Issues.. Submit a Topic.. If you have an idea for a topic you'd like to see explored here, Please email us at.. and let us know.. Thanks!.. Our Polls.. What s your community health priority?.. Doctors Want to Address Social Factors Affecting Health.. Poll: Should Food Stamps Pay for Soda?.. Tobacco and Obesity Prevention: Now competing for limited funding?.. Northwest Health Foundation releases new CHP public opinion poll.. Is a Soda Tax Paternalism? Victim Blaming?.. Poll: What s your view on a soda tax?.. Healthy Communities Survey for OMSI Visitors - or anyone else!.. Poll reveals broad support among Oregon public for tobacco tax.. New York Times Editorial: Yes on Soda Tax.. Looking Elsewhere at the Menu Labeling Debate.. The Best Tobacco Tax Yet.. Burgerville wants to sell alcohol – good or bad for our health?.. Playgrounds: Are they public health?.. Plastics and Human Health: Concerned?.. Michael Pollan’s Open Letter to the next “Farmer in Chief”.. Public School Funding: Public health issue?.. 37,000 jobs lost in Oregon due to trade with China: Is it a public health issue?.. Do You think Violence is a Public Health Issue?.. Treatment or Prevention?.. Home.. |.. The Conversation..

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  • Title: NWHF - Story Bank
    Descriptive info: Stories from our Partners.. Photo by Julia Liu, age 16, NWHF Photo Contest submission 2012.. Stay subscribed to our e-news at nwhf.. org/news/signup/.. From our related Focus Area:.. While our core.. values and principles.. remain the same, including the way we define health, our commitment to social justice, and our recognition that deliberate strategies are required to effectively overcome health inequities, we will no longer be organizing our programs around health care reform, public health and health workforce.. Through our “healthy beginnings” framework, we are now exploring initiatives that achieve positive results for oral health, healthy births, and healthy children.. In order to do this, we expect to work with communities to support their own efforts in these outcome areas, and also to support existing efforts that are already making an impact in these areas.. Policy advocacy and leadership development will continue to play a role in our future work as we seek to strengthen the capacity and leadership of community partners to engage in civic engagement campaigns.. Enduring change in health outcomes must be driven by the community, and we recognize that the community holds the best answers and strategies for change to occur.. We will be conducting a thorough community engagement process during fall 2013,.. so please subscribe to our e-news.. to learn more about opportunities to provide input into our process.. We expect to finalize our strategic plan and announce our new direction in fall 2013.. In the meantime, our partnership with Kaiser Permanente Northwest continues to fund projects addressing the social determinants of health within the Kaiser NW service region.. The.. will operate along its usual grant cycle in 2013.. Thanks for your patience and support during this exciting time for the foundation.. We are currently conducting a strategic planning process to ensure that our resources are achieving the greatest possible impact.. The concentrated poverty for immigrant farmers, challenges of.. The neighborhood, which shines with cultural flare and ethnic diversity, still  ...   are struggling to deliver vital services, especially in rural counties hit hardest by the recession, and the recent loss in dedicated federal timber.. Building Partnerships for Progressive Health Care Reform.. Isn’t it ironic that the people most affected by the nation’s dysfunctional health care system tend to be from the same communities that are largely left out of reform discussions? To.. Helping Raise the Voice of the Nurse Leader.. National Nurses Week is celebrated every year, from May 6 (Florence Nightingale s birthday) through May 12 (National Nurses Day).. For Nurses Week 2010, Northwest Health Foundation highlighted the.. Building Capacity for Geriatric Nursing.. Older adults use more than 80 percent of home care services and 90 percent of nursing home beds in the U.. Yet, many of nurses are experienced in providing geriatric care, most have not received.. Public Health Week.. As part of National Public Health Week, the Oregon Public Health Division wanted to spotlight the important role that government public health plays on improving health for all.. However, fully.. Fit Kids in Union County.. Across America, too many kids are carrying too much weight.. It’s no different in Union County, where a 2005 study found that almost 35 percent of K-12 youths were either overweight or at risk of.. Moving the Health Care Constituency.. OSPIRG is a 35-year old advocacy organization, with a full-time legislative presence at the capitol, tens of thousands of members across Oregon, and an online activist network of thousands of.. Nuestra Voz, Nuestra Salud - Our Voice, Our Health.. Hood River County has the highest proportion of Latino population for any Oregon county, many of whom harvest and process the orchard crops from the Hood River Valley.. In some of the county’s.. Funding a Farmers Market in Lents.. Demand for fresh, local, and affordable produce existed in Lents neighborhood of Portland, even thought there was no farmer’s market to provide it.. That is, until a coalition called Healthy Eating..

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  • Title: NWHF - Story Bank
    Descriptive info: Norma of N&N Amaro Produce.. “We want to meet people where they are.. " - Kaely Summers, Adelante Mujeres’ Farm Coordinator.. For.. Adelante Mujeres, a Forest Grove, Oregon-based nonprofit.. , the solution lies in holistic education about health, food, and nutrition to inspire positive lifestyle changes.. “Nourish the Community,” one of Adelante Mujeres’ newest initiatives, aims to incorporate nutrition education into their already established programs such as their Adult Education, Chicas, and Early Education programs.. Nourish the Community was funded with a $200,000 Kaiser Permanente Community Fund grant in 2011.. “This is an initiative where the values of health, wellness and nutrition are disseminated throughout all of the programs,” said Kaely Summers, Adelante Mujeres’ Farm Coordinator.. “It’s been encouraging and helpful to have the support of NWHF and Kaiser for organizational capacity.. Now we have the time to planning this all out the best way possible.. ”.. Adelante Mujeres focuses on education and access, and “one way of doing this is the farmers market,” said Summers, “We have this resource here that we’re bring all of this great food  ...   focuses on microenterprise.. “We have a microenterprise goal so that our producers, our farmers, as well as food producers like the tamale makers are now contributing to the community as producers of a health resource,” said Summers, “Obviously if people are financially sound they can make healthier choices in their life.. ”.. Finally, Adelante focuses on community advocacy.. “We want our participants to be more politically, and civically active in the community and what they’re doing.. ” said Summers, “we want them to learn things in the walking club and share them with their neighbors and extended families.. Adelante acknowledges that the Forest Grove community represents many different levels of health and wellness.. “Some people are struggling with diabetes and don’t know a carrot from a radish, and others are farmers who are producing kale and eating that, and are walking every day,” said Summers.. “We want to meet people where they are and work with them so they not only become healthy themselves in the choices that they make, but so they can contribute back into the community..

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  • Title: NWHF - Story Bank
    Descriptive info: Thomas Cully Park Master Plan.. “This funding builds on existing enthusiasm and transforms it from public will to the actual construction of the park.. While the regional average for residents per acre of public land is about 780 Cully has over 2,780 per acre of public land.. Most people in Cully agree that they need – and deserve – a park in their neighborhood.. “The story I keep hearing from parents and kids is that that they don’t have a safe place to play.. Soccer balls fly right into Killingsworth St.. ,” said Tony DeFalco, project coordinator for.. “Let Us Build Cully Park!”.. “We have heard very clearly,” he says, “‘I want a place to play soccer and I shouldn’t have to walk on streets that are dangerous to get there.. ’”.. Responding to the community’s need, Portland Parks Bureau purchased a 25 acre landfill in the Cully neighborhood in 2002 with the intention of turning it into a park.. After years of open houses and design meetings, the City Council finally agreed on a master plan, featuring sports fields, walking trails and an estimated price tag of up to $18 million.. Although the plans were approved, funding was not.. In 2010, a $150,000 Northwest Health Foundation /.. grant enabled.. Verde.. to develop the first stages of transforming the landfill into a  ...   through surveys and other methods of engagement.. Seventeen organizations are currently part of the planning coalition, including Hacienda CDC, Native American Youth and Family Center, Rigler and Scott Schools, Department of Environmental Quality, and the Oregon Health Authority.. “We want to bring the community voice into all the design elements,” DeFalco says.. “We want to draw from the community to find workers, to educate young people about the technologies that going into building a park, and to train people in the kinds of environmental technologies we’re going to have in this park.. Phase One will include a community garden, walking trails, restoration of the north slope of the park to make it habitable for wildlife, a native plant gathering area, an off-leash dog area, a nature play area, a youth soccer field and basketball court, and a 40 car parking area.. “This is all a part of a larger Cully Ecodistrict called Living Cully,” Defalco says.. The idea is to bring environmental investments to the neighborhood and build environmental wealth.. “This is a replicable model for how to engage a community so the community is in charge,” he says.. The first phases of the park are scheduled to begin in 2012, with subsequent activities occurring in 2013.. To follow the progress of the park, visit the.. “Let Us Build Cully Park!”.. website..

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  • Title: NWHF - Story Bank
    Descriptive info: “A Healthier Smile” Da-En Lee, Age 16, from the NWHF Photo Contest.. While about 44 million Americans lack medical insurance, about 108 million lack dental insurance.. Health Workforce Advocacy.. One by one, two by two, and in families, people from all over Oregon and Washington began lining up during the evening, standing outside as the rain continued throughout the night and into the early morning.. It was the first of two days of the “Mission of Mercy,” held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland in 2010.. Funded by the Oregon Dental Association and America s Dentists Care Foundation, the clinic was staffed by more than 1,200 volunteer dentists, dental hygienists, denturists, technicians and community members.. By 6 a.. m.. when the doors opened, more than 3,000 people were already lined up outside.. Only 750 people received treatment.. On the second day, 800 made it inside.. The rest were sent home.. It was a downstream problem if there ever was one.. This situation concerned both state Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson (D-Gresham), and Judith Woodruff, NWHF health workforce program director, each looking for solutions to prevent such long lines from occurring in the first place.. “Standing in line for hours to receive emergency dental services because you don’t have access to care is not acceptable,” Judith Woodruff says.. If people are showing up in the ER for dental care, we ve got big problems with our delivery system.. We should not be treating our 21st century population with a 20th century workforce model,” Woodruff says.. As the.. Pew Charitable Trusts have reported,.. dental issues are getting more serious in the U.. and they are now a leading cause of emergency room  ...   before they could create an entirely new provider,” Woodruff says.. A first step towards a solution emerged with 2011’s Senate Bill 738, which created a pilot project program for the establishment of this new dental provider, as well as other models.. The bill was carried forward by Monnes Anderson in the Oregon Senate, where it passed it 16-14, and Rep.. Mitch Greenlick brought it to the House, where it passed 52-5.. “I was impressed with the wealth of knowledge provided by Northwest Health Foundation,” Senator Monnes Anderson, says.. “They provided the legislature with the information we needed about what was happening in other states, and in other countries, around this new model of dental care.. Pilot projects will help improve care in rural areas, and will encourage new providers to return to their communities after receiving their training.. Dental therapists will become health care professionals likely to earn family-wage salaries and to have impact in their local communities.. Although this program is expected to improve access to quality care and save money in the long term, many legislators said they would not pass the bill if it incurred any startup costs.. Northwest Health Foundation is working with the Oregon Oral Health Funders Collaborative to commit resources to support the pilot projects, the administration of the pilot program and the evaluation of the pilots.. “The Foundation’s support was a major factor in helping this bill move forward,” Monnes Anderson says.. Assuming success in the pilot projects, some Oregonians may be able to see a dental therapist for routine work as early as mid-2015.. So keep your eyes on those mobile emergency dental clinics in the future, and watch for shorter lines outside..

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  • Title: NWHF - Story Bank
    Descriptive info: “Cambodian-Americans have a culture of silence when it comes to sharing their story of the genocide.. Even after thirty years, many Cambodians are still traumatized from their experiences, and are still unable to speak about them.. As Cal State Long Beach sociology professor Leakhena Nou pointed out in.. Street Roots Magazine.. , the long term stress of this trauma can linger for decades, manifesting in diabetes, stroke, drug addiction, alcoholism, and family violence.. “When you cut yourself deeply, a scar remains.. That’s how I see the state of mind for the Cambodians.. By 2010, there were as many as 10,000 Cambodian-Americans living in Oregon and southwest Washington.. Funded in part by a $50,000 Kaiser Permanente Community Fund grant, the Cambodian American Community of Oregon (CACO), began a unique and creative project to help Cambodian-Americans begin to heal.. The Cambodian Oral History Project.. had young Cambodian-Americans interview their parents and grandparents about their lives, without shying away from the brutal and repressive years under the Khmer Rouge.. Eventually the interviews would be compiled into a 35-minute documentary film, and screened for public viewing encouraging community members to speak out in order to heal.. “By having the youth understand their parents and  ...   formal training with a two-session oral history workshop.. Interviews and recording were spread out over a two month period.. Many of the youth felt that the interview process brought them closer to their elders than before speaking about the traumatic experiences in Cambodia.. “I already think of my mother as wonder woman and my hero, but with this project it just makes me think even more of her, if that was even possible,” said Kimberly Im, who interviewed her mother with her sister as part of the project, “Learning about her struggles and her life story makes me put things into perspective.. “She feared for her life, her family’s life.. She had no food to eat, no safety, nothing.. The experience robbed her and her other commmunity members of that.. She lost her childhood and the innocence that I got to have freely and without struggles,” said Im.. The documentary has had viewings in over 15 venues, including high schools, universities, nonprofit and community-based organizations.. CACO hopes to pursue a screening on public television.. “Being a part of this project opened my eyes.. It made me more compassionate and aware.. I am closer to my mother after this,” said Im..

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  • Title: NWHF - Story Bank
    Descriptive info: Highlands Police Satellite Office mural by resident Angel Rettig, age 17.. "It’s not one big thing that will make a difference.. It’s a network of activities.. Clearly, the people who live there deserve better.. In 2006, the Longview City Council made revitalization of the Highlands a top priority, and in 2008 the City of Longview adopted the Highlands Neighborhood revitalization Plan.. Soon afterward, the city and the newly formed Highlands Neighborhood Association applied for a Kaiser Permanente Community Fund (KPCF) grant to employ a community member to improve connections among the people in the Highlands.. As one City employee said in requesting the KPCF funds, “to make a difference in the Highlands, change needs to come from within the neighborhood.. The grant request was funded, and after some searching, they finally found the right person for the job.. Meet Elizabeth Haeck, Longview’s “Community Coach.. Most people in the Highlands already knew Liz.. She volunteered everywhere from the Homeless Outreach programs to the Juvenile Detention Center, so she met a lot of the 4,900 residents who live in the neighborhood.. What she envisions, she told the.. Longview Daily News.. is a “‘front porch society,’ where neighbors know each other and help each other as needed.. To do this, she brought people together, mostly through the newly formed Highlands Community Center.. Now the Highlands has a thriving community garden.. And a new walking and biking trail is under construction.. The community center is full of programs, such as:.. Cub Scout and Boy Scout troops.. Foster family support groups.. Teen outreach programs.. Roundtable conversations about health.. Medical screenings.. A community library.. Volunteer clean-up groups.. “All it took was an opportunity,” she says.. Everyone agrees that the community coach grant has been a success.. Despite that, Liz works outside the coaching job to find other partners and ensure that the progress continues long into the future.. “It’s now so much more than the coach work,” she says.. “The city continues to be involved, and other foundations  ...   instead of waiting for people to come in on their own.. “Riding a bus to these places can take half of a day, so when services come to the community center, it makes a world of difference,” she says.. This has carried through to even the police department, which has worked with the community center.. As a result, she says, “people are beginning to see the police as their friend – not their enemy.. She adds that the recent National Night Out also went a long way in helping build more social trust and community cohesion.. Despite the outstanding success that the community coach role has achieved, there’s much more work to be done.. The Highlands Neighborhood Association remains critical to future success, and its sustainability will be essential to keeping the positive momentum that is currently underway.. Attendance for Neighborhood Association-sponsored programs must increase, and new funding partners will have to be added in order to ensure financial stability.. “It’s still fragile.. We still haven’t built a solid foundation for the people to thrive, and that’s what we re after,” she says, adding, “I’ve completely fallen in love with the people of the Highlands.. Many struggle and none of them deserve to.. Thanks to photographer Hakan Axelsson for his portraits of some of the residents of the Highlands neighborhood.. More photographs can be found here.. Appendix: 2010 Census Statistics for the Highlands Neighborhood of Longview, (Cowlitz County) Washington:.. Population: 4,858.. Housing Units: 1,778.. % City Population: 13%.. % Youth under age 18: 33% (City’s highest).. % Elderly Persons: 6% (City’s lowest).. % Latino Population: 21% (City’s highest - up from 12.. 7% in 2000) (City’s highest).. % Family Households w/ children: 47% (City’s highest).. % Single Parent Households: 24% (City’s highest).. Poverty Rate: 44% (City’s highest).. Median Household Income $24,000 (City’s lowest).. % Public Assistance: 20% (City’s highest).. Unemployment Rate: 18% (City’s highest).. 25+ years old without h.. s.. diploma: 36.. 60% (City’s highest).. 25+ years old with Bachelors: 3% (City’s lowest)..

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  • Title: NWHF - News & Commentary
    Descriptive info: News Commentary.. Media Contact:.. For media inquiries, please call 503-220-1955.. News Item.. Press Release.. Commentary.. July 3rd, 2013.. Full post.. April 17th, 2013.. Fluoride Facts Portland Launches.. We’ve launched.. Fluoride Facts Portland.. as a resource for all seeking the facts on fluoride.. Every child deserves the opportunity to live a healthy life, and that the path to a healthy life begins early in childhood.. Every community deserves the right to create environments that promote and sustain health.. There is a dental health crisis in Portland.. It affects all of us, and especially children, low-income families and communities of color.. More than 35% of Oregon children suffer from tooth decay.. Northwest Health Foundation supports community water fluoridation because it is a simple, safe, fair and effective way of preventing tooth decay.. We believe it is vitally important for voters to have full access to the facts and myths about fluoridation to make an informed decision for the May 21 special election.. March 20th, 2013.. Jesse Beason to Join NWHF as Director of Public Affairs.. The Northwest Health Foundation has named Jesse Beason Director of Public Affairs.. Beason is currently executive director of Proud Ground, a Portland-based nonprofit.. Beason will join the foundation on August 1.. He succeeds Chris Palmedo, who leaves the foundation on April 5 to complete his doctoral degree at Portland State University.. Press Release: Jesse Beason Joins NWHF.. -.. Jesse Beason Photo.. March 15th, 2013.. Open Wide: How Oregonians are eating the cost of bad oral health.. According to this article from Street Roots, the issue of oral health is one that spans entire lives, affecting social, economic and emotional development from grade school onward.. NWHF president Nichole Maher says “I would visit Head Start programs in Portland where more than half of the three-year-old kids have mouths filled with metal fillings.. One of the main reasons kids would skip school was for dental care, and for the uninsured, that usually meant a hefty emergency room bill.. Street Roots Dental Crisis.. January 26th, 2013.. Portland Harbor Cleanup Gets Diverse Community Input from Grant.. The Oregonian reports on $50,000 Kaiser Permanente Community Fund grant provided to Groundwork Portland, which seeks to provide more diverse community representation in discussions about the cleanup of the Portland Harbor Superfund Site.. The hazardous waste site is the result of decades of industrial use along the Willamette River and in 2000 was made a top priority of the Environmental Protection Agency.. Oregonian: Groundwork Portland.. January 25th, 2013.. Donalda Dodson Named to NWHF Board of Directors.. Northwest Health Foundation has named Donalda Dodson to its governing board of directors, following a selection process overseen by its nominating committee.. Dodson is executive director of the Oregon Child Development Coalition, one of the largest early childhood care and education networks in Oregon, and the state’s sixth largest non-profit organization.. Donalda Dodson Press Release.. January 23rd, 2013.. Oregonian: Momentum Alliance Wins KPCF Grant.. The Oregonian reports that a $200,000 Kaiser Permanente Community Fund grant has been provided to Momentum Alliance, a youth-led, North Portland nonprofit that aims to create a network for underrepresented youth.. Oregonian: Momentum Alliance.. January 9th, 2013.. Kaiser Permanente Community Fund Awards More Than $2.. 5 Million in Grants to 22 Nonprofts.. Kaiser Permanente Community Fund awards more than $2.. 5 million in grant support to 22 nonproft organizations in Oregon and SW Washington.. KPCF Press Release 2012-13.. KPCF Grantees 2012-13.. December 19th, 2012.. NWHF Seeks Part-time Accountant.. Northwest Health Foundation (NWHF) is seeking an experienced and dynamic accountant.. The position is part time at 20 hours per week.. Benefits will be offered on a pro rata basis.. The position will report to the Vice-President, Finance and will be open until filled.. For more information please see the attached file.. NWHF Part-time Accountant.. November 14th, 2012.. NWHF Receives AFP “Foundation of the Year” Award.. On November 14, the Oregon chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals awarded Northwest Health Foundation as “Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation” of the Year.. This award recognizes a community grantmaking organization that offers encouragement and motivation to non-profits and grant makers while supporting nonprofit organizational goals.. The award was presented by Keith Thomajan, CEO of United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, who highlighted the foundation’s work on equity, and the social determinants of health, with a special recognition paid to the Kaiser Permanente Community Fund.. Pamplin Media Group produced this profile of NWHF for the event, which can be seen below.. AFP Awards.. October 10th, 2012.. Northwest Health Foundation President Focuses on Improving Health Outcomes.. Interview with NWHF president Nichole Maher in the Lund Report.. Nichole Maher Interview - Lund Report.. September 5th, 2012.. Nichole Maher Interview in Street Roots.. Soon after Nichole Maher joined Northwest Health Foundation as president, she conducted an interview with Street Roots, a Portland-based newspaper that delivers news and commentary on social and economic justice issues important to the community.. Her interview can be found here.. Street Roots - Nichole Maher Interview.. August 15th, 2012.. New Coalition Lobbies for Fluoridated Drinking Water.. The hope is to fluoridate our water in Portland, said Nichole Maher, Northwest Health Foundation president in this.. August 10 article from the Oregonian.. I think that our poorest and most vulnerable children are paying pretty significant consequences.. In a column by Susan Nielson in the August 11 Oregonian.. , Dr.. Phil Wu, NWHF board member, is quoted as saying to see an acute preventable problem like that is extremely disturbing.. In the August 15 Oregonian.. , the editorial board writes that fluoridation protects vulnerable children from parental indifference and ignorance.. It also protects taxpayers, who foot the bill when those same children visit the emergency room in dental agony.. People who don t think such things happen regularly should talk to some doctors and dentists.. Everyone Deserves Healthy Teeth Coalition Members.. Dental Health Disparities w/Communities of Color.. June 14th, 2012.. Chris DeMars Discusses Supreme Court Decision.. NWHF senior program officer Chris DeMars explains in Nonprofit Quarterly how Oregon is moving toward Coordinated Care Organizations, or “teams of providers that will be really diverse groups of stakeholders—health systems, primary care providers in some communities, public health departments, maybe social service organizations that will all come together and provide care for Medicaid recipients in a coordinated way—physical health, mental health and oral-health care.. Nonprofit Quarterly Supreme Court.. Kaiser Health News Interview: Chris DeMars.. NWHF Senior Program Officer Chris DeMars talks with Kaiser Health News about Oregon s current momentum on health care reform.. View the video at.. http://www.. kaiserhealthnews.. org/Stories/2012/June/15/Supreme-Uncertainty-Chris-DeMars.. aspx.. Chris Demars - Kaiser Health News.. June 11th, 2012.. Nichole Maher Named NWHF President.. Northwest Health Foundation has named Nichole Maher as its new president and CEO, replacing Thomas Aschenbrener, who retired on June 18.. Maher will join the foundation on August 6.. Northwest Health Foundation Board Chair Tina Castañares, M.. D.. , said, “Nichole has a broad view of what health means and what a healthy community can look like.. She also has a very impressive 11-year record of leadership success.. She will be a great force  ...   improve health equity in Multnomah County.. Convergence Partnership Grants 2010.. November 8th, 2010.. Investing in Lasting Change - Opinion Piece for Insight into Diversity Magazine.. Thomas Aschenbrener writes on the importance of health advocacy for communities of color in Insight into Diversity magazine.. Insight.. October 15th, 2010.. Lights, Camera, Take Action! by Thomas Aschenbrener.. NWHF president Thomas Aschenbrener s observations on engaging youth in public health system will-building - Part of Grantmakers in Health s Views from the Field.. Lights-Camera-Take-Action.. September 30th, 2010.. The Skanner: Health Advocacy Grants Will Allow to Lobby Lawmakers Community Groups.. The Skanner reports on NWHF s Health Care Advocacy Grants provided to partnerships among organizations advocating for health equity and public health.. Skanner: Partnerships for Advocacy.. August 31st, 2010.. 2010 Partners Investing in Nursing s Future (PIN) Grants Announced.. Northwest Health Foundation and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announce nine new grants as part of the Partners Investing in Nursing’s Future (PIN) initiative.. PIN Awards 2010.. August 26th, 2010.. NWHF Provides Health Advocacy Grants to Uncommon Partnerships.. $500,000 Health Care Reform Advocacy grant portfolio targets communities most affected by lack of health insurance.. Health Care Reform Advocacy Grants - Aug.. 2010.. July 26th, 2010.. NWHF Announces Grant to Clackamas Community College to Expand Nursing Program to Clark County, WA.. The innovative Workforce Improvement with International Nurses (WIIN) Program expands from Clackamas Community College to Clark Community College in Vancouver, WA.. WIIN Program Expansion.. June 23rd, 2010.. Poll: Obesity Seen as a Growing Problem in Northwest.. A NWHF-funded poll conducted by Davis Hibbitts and Mighall, Inc.. finds that Northwest residents see childhood obesity as a growing problem in their communities.. DHM Poll Story - Obesity in NW.. May 24th, 2010.. Thomas Aschenbrener in the Oregonian - The Nurse in Your Healthcare Future.. By 2025, can you imagine a health system where virtually all primary care in the United States is delivered by nurses and nurse practitioners?.. Nursing 2025.. New Research: Oregonians Believe Soda Companies Contribute to Kids’ Obesity.. Northwest Health Foundation releases results from a statewide study that presents Oregonians’ opinions about the relationship between soda advertisements, soda companies, and childhood obesity.. DHM Soda Survey - Press Release.. DHM Soda Survey.. May 7th, 2010.. Nurses Deserve Our Respect - Judith Woodruff.. Portland Business Journal opinion article by Judith Woodruff, NWHF s director of health workforce development.. Nurses are Leaders.. May 3rd, 2010.. Chronicle of Philanthopy - Five Great Program Officers.. NWHF s Chris Kabel profiled as one of the nation s Five Great Program Officers.. Chris Kabel Profile.. March 17th, 2010.. NWHF Poll: Smoking Ban Does Not Affect Lottery Revenues.. According to the most recent NWHF / CHP poll, Oregonians are going to bars more often now that smoke-free law is in effect.. News item is from the Lund Report.. More information on the poll is in our Resources section.. Lund Report - Smoke-free Law Polling.. March 14th, 2010.. Fruit Valley Cultivates Healthy Lives.. The Fruit Valley neighborhood of Vancouver, Washington may sound wholesome, but a pair of convenience stores is all that exists for food – making it much easier to buy beer than broccoli.. A $50,000 Kaiser Permanente Community Fund grant brings together social services agencies and community gardens to identify opportunities for bringing more healthy food to the region.. Fruit Valley.. March 11th, 2010.. KGW Reports on Oregon Tradeswomen Grant.. Joe Smith reports on a Kaiser Permanente Community Fund grant to Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc.. As reported, one of the goals of this grant is to influence the public structures that enable more women to get on construction sites, according to David Rebanal, program officer with Northwest Health Foundation.. KGW - Oregon Tradeswomen.. March 10th, 2010.. NWHF Releases Public Opinion Poll Revealing Health Priorities of Oregonians.. Northwest Health Foundation, through its Community Health Priorities Project, has just released new public opinion research conducted by Davis Hibbitts Midghall, revealing areas where Oregonians want health dollars spent.. Visit the NWHF Resources Page to view the complete poll.. DHM Poll Release March 2010.. February 24th, 2010.. Kaiser Permanente Community Fund Provides $3 Million to 25 Oregon Nonprofits.. Kaiser Permanente Community Fund provides more than $3 million in grant funds to organizations addressing the social determinants of health.. KPCF - 2010.. December 15th, 2009.. Northwest Health Foundation Urges Yes Vote on Measures 66 and 67.. Northwest Health Foundation urges Oregonians to vote YES on ballot measures 66 and 67 this January 2010.. See Attached File.. December 14th, 2009.. Northwest Health Foundation Adds Three Board Members.. November 25th, 2009.. Hood River News: La Clinica Receives NWHF Grant.. Northwest Health Foundation has awarded $60,950 to La Clinica del Cariño, a migrant and community health center that is seeking to enhance health care delivery at its clinics in Hood River and The Dalles.. November 18th, 2009.. Innovative Models Grants.. Seven Oregon Health Care Projects have been awarded over $450,000 as part of the Innovative Models in Health Care Delivery grant program.. October 15th, 2009.. Goodness Magazine.. Goodness Magazine features article on NWHF s Community Health Priorities project.. Goodness Magazine - CHP.. September 8th, 2009.. NWHF Hosts Ladder to Leadership.. Northwest Health Foundation hosts launch for the Robert Wood Johnson and Center for Creative Leadership s Ladder to Leadership Program.. Ladder to Leadership Press Release.. August 16th, 2009.. Regional Foundations Collaborate on National Nursing Workforce Effort.. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Northwest Health Foundation announce ten grants to begin the fourth phase of Partners Investing in Nursing’s Future (PIN), a national initiative to help address the national nursing shortage.. PIN Awards Press Release - August 2009.. July 14th, 2009.. Think Out Loud on Health Promotion Features NWHF s David Rebanal.. On OPB s Think Out Loud, Northwest Health Foundation program officer David Rebanal discusses how the Foundation has moved its grantmaking toward policy advocacy and earlier interventions in health.. Visit the Think Out Loud website here.. May 8th, 2009.. Commonwealth Fund Grant Announced.. Oregon Primary Care Association announces Commonwealth Fund grant for Oregon health care clinics to expand “patient-centered medical homes.. Craig Hostetler, President, OPCA, thanks the Northwest Health Foundation.. “They have been generous in supporting the medical home model, and they have also been key partners in our work regarding comprehensive health care reform in Oregon.. April 6th, 2009.. NWHF Releases Oregon Obesity Study.. Northwest Health Foundation releases seven-year Oregon obesity study conducted by Dr.. Kenneth Thorpe, Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.. Obesity Report Press Release.. March 30th, 2009.. Street Roots on Cambodian-American Oral History Prioject.. Street Roots reports on the Northwest Health Foundation-funded Cambodian-American Oral History Project.. Cambodian.. OPB Reports on Nursing Faculty Loan Program from NWHF Office.. Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Kristian Foden-Vencil reports on Oregon’s nurse faculty shortage from a press conference held at Northwest Health Foundation.. Listen Here.. February 19th, 2009.. Think Long Term on Tobacco Tax.. “Think long term on tobacco tax,“ by Thomas Aschenbrener, Northwest Health Foundation president, argues that smokers are not paying the full costs of a pack of cigarettes,.. on the Oregonian’s “My Oregon” blog..

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  • Title: NWHF - Sponsorships
    Descriptive info: Sponsorships.. Sponsorship Application Guidelines.. Policy.. Sponsorships are a vehicle for highlighting the Foundation s vision of healthy communities and equity priorities.. This is also an opportunity for the Foundation to build new partnerships with the many organizations doing amazing work in Oregon and SW Washington.. Sponsorships are available to nonprofit organizations that serve the people of Oregon and SW Washington (Clark, Cowlitz, Pacific, Skamania, and Wahkiakum Counties), and promote health or contribute to the determinants of health.. Organizations who meet the eligibility requirements are invited to submit one request for sponsorship within a calendar year.. Requests must be made online, and will be reviewed on a quarterly basis.. Please refer to the Application Deadlines and Decision Points table for key dates and open application periods.. Priorities.. The Foundation believes that investing in healthy beginnings improves community outcomes across the life course and is the best way to become the healthiest region.. Communities are defined in many ways geographically, by identity, or by common experiences and each community must determine for itself its vision and experience of health.. The Foundation s sponsorship funding priorities are focused on this vision of healthy communities and the equity priorities defined below.. Race/Ethnicity: The Foundation is committed to promoting equity in regards to race and ethnicity, which includes immigrant and refugee identification.. Geography: The Foundation makes a concerted effort to reach all areas within our service region, and we are committed to building new relationships in areas where our reach may not be as extensive.. Disability: This includes physical, mental, and developmental disabilities.. Process.. The Foundation s commitment is to sponsor events across diverse communities throughout the region and have Foundation representatives as participants at those events.. A uniform format has been developed for making inquiries and the procedure for requests is available on our website at.. nwhf.. org/sponsorships.. There will be quarterly reviews of applications for  ...   be sponsored by a fiscal agent who has tax-exempt status.. The event must take place within the Foundation s service area and benefit the people of Oregon and SW Washington (Clark, Cowlitz, Pacific, Skamania, and Wahkiakum Counties).. Application Deadlines and Decision Points.. The following table lists key dates for sponsorship requests.. Please note that sponsorship requests will not be accepted during the application review period, which is during the final month of each quarter (September and December).. Third Quarter (Jul-Sep 2013).. Application open July 1 August 30.. Intent to Apply (1st Deadline).. Aug.. 23, 12:00 pm.. Application.. 30, 12:00 pm.. Decision Date.. Sept.. 30.. Disbursement.. Oct.. 15.. Fourth Quarter (Oct-Dec 2013).. Application open October 1 November 27.. Nov.. 20, 12:00 pm.. 27, 12:00 pm.. Dec.. Jan.. Application Questions.. The following questions will be presented to you in the online application.. Have you previously applied for a sponsorship within this calendar year?.. What is the name of the event you are requesting sponsorship for?.. What level of sponsorship are you requesting for this event?.. What city and state will this event take place?.. When will the event take place?.. Who is the target audience for this event?.. What demographic population(s) will benefit from this event? [African/African American/Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Asian American, European American/Eastern European/White, Latino/Hispanic, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Immigrant, Refugee, Disability (mental and/or physical), Urban, Rural, LGBTQ, etc.. ].. How will this event promote health or contribute to the determinants of health (200 words)?.. How will this event promote social and/or racial equity (200 words)?.. Can the Foundation promote this event on our website or through other social media?.. Do you have a sponsorship packet available for this event? If so, please upload any documents to the Attachments tab.. If you have any questions regarding the application process for sponsorships, please contact Fannie Black, Grant Administrator, at.. fannie@nwhf.. org.. or (503) 505-5702..

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  • Title: NWHF - Video Channel
    Descriptive info: NWHF Video Channel.. Welcome to the Northwest Health Foundation Video Channel where we host media produced or funded by the Foundation.. Nichole Maher Message - September 2012.. NWHF president Nichole Maher shares the foundation s current process of examining it s potential role in helping create the next healthiest generation.. While the foundation s core principles will not change, over the next six months, the board and staff will be looking at new ways to achieve the most impact in our work.. We will be seeking input from community and sharing our progress via e-news and social media.. Subscribe to e-news.. here.. You can find a list of NWHF staff, including contact info,.. This is the story of Alder Elementary School, the first “Dreamer School” in the nation as part of an innovative collaboration between Friends of the Children and the “I Have a Dream” Foundation of Oregon.. The project serve some of the community’s most vulnerable youth and encourages higher education beginning at a young age.. Through a $50,000 implementation grant from the Kaiser Permanente Community Fund, the project builds on the success of the “I Have a Dream” foundation, and will expand the number of students served from 300 to 3,000 per year over the next decade.. Getting to Health Equity through Health Care Reform.. How do we get to health equity? How does advocacy play a role? Where does NWHF grant making fit in? Watch this video to find out.. When We Count: From Data to Action.. 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  ...   The point being that our public health departments are there to protect us from unforeseen threats.. This expanded theatrical edition, which played in movie houses in Oregon in January 2011, shows the diversity of our public health services, and the diversity of Oregon s population - all in less than a minute!.. 2010 Public Health Matters Video Contest Winner.. The winner of our NWHF Public Health Matters Video Contest, entitled “Public Health and Zombies.. ” This 30-second spot was directed by Anthony Hudson, a student at Pacific Northwest College of Art.. For his prize-winning entry, and hard work, Anthony earned a $3,000 cash prize and a visit with Academy Award-nominated director Gus Van Sant.. For more on the contest,.. visit the Community Health Priorities website.. Construction Leadership Program Focuses on Women.. From KGW TV Portland, a story about Oregon Tradeswomen Inc.. , a project funded by the Kaiser Permanente Community Fund at Northwest Health Foundation.. Cambodian Oral History Project.. Oregon and Southwest Washington is home to as many as 10,000 Cambodian-Americans.. Many lived through the horrors of the Khmer Rouge and came here as refugees in the early 1980s.. A large number of people in the community are still plagued by nightmares and post-traumatic stress.. Yet between wariness of Western doctors and mental health stigmas, many are reluctant to seek treatment.. Cambodian-American communities see high rates of diabetes, stroke, drug addiction, alcoholism and family violence.. In 2008, the Kaider Permanente Community Fund (KPCF) at Northwest Health Foundation funded an oral history documentary project that trained Cambodian-American youths to interview their own parents and grandparents about their experiences under the Khmer Rouge.. The interviews were compiled into the documentary previewed here.. We have already heard that this project has helped Cambodian-American youth better understand their families, and has given Khmer Rouge survivors catharsis so the community can begin to mend.. For more information about the film, please visit the CACO website.. of 2..

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