“Keep Portland Housed and Healthy,” hosted by the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, will focus on Portland’s homeless population, the societal and economic factors that impact homelessness, and opportunities to help mitigate this widespread issue.
The event is free and open to the public and will feature:
- Ryan Deibert, M.P.H., Multnomah County Joint Office of Homeless Services
- Cameron Foster, formerly homeless
- Israel Bayer, executive director, Street Roots
Paula Carder, Ph.D., associate professor, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, will moderate the discussion.
Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 5:30 p.m.
Media interested in attending should RSVP to Tracy Brawley at 503-494-8231 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews prior to the event are available upon request.
Lucky Lab, 1945 N.W. Quimby Street, Portland, Ore.
Nearly 620,000 people live in Portland, Oregon. Approximately 3,600 of these residents are considered homeless. Across Oregon, the homeless population has risen to more than 13,200. Sixty-one percent of these individuals and families claim no access to shelter, the third highest percentage in the United States.
Public Health Portland Style is a monthly series designed to open dialogue about key issues that affect residents of Oregon and Southwest Washington. The presentations feature timely topics about public health issues such as health care reform, homelessness, gun violence and skin cancer prevention.
The next Public Health Portland Style event will take place Aug. 17 and will focus on veterans’ health and PTSD.