Grants were provided to each of the following organizations to conduct "listening sessions" designed to plan, coordinate, and host community listening sessions for communities of color, immigrants and refugees and tribal members. The Community Listening Sessions were conducted to capture individuals' personal experiences and stories of cultural competency in health care.
Asian Pacific American Senior Coalition (Portland)
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (Portland) - www.apano.org
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (Portland) - www.irco.org
Pacific Islander Student Association (Portland)
Health Programs and Policy Projects to Promote Health Equity and Eliminate Disparities in Communities of Color
Grants were provided to each of the following organizations to develop or maintain programming and promote equitable policies that eliminate health disparities and promote health equity, including health disparity and health equity community education, collaboration/community Partnerships, organizational capacity building and program development, and policy development.
Centro LatinoAmericano (Eugene) - $5,000
To enhance partnerships between Centro LatinoAmericano and Willamette Family Treatment Services to provide culturally appropriate health access to low-income Latino immigrants.
Josiah Hill III Clinic
(Portland) - $5,000
To reduce the burden of environmental hazards affecting communities of color by providing access to information, tools, and resources through community leadership development and culturally competent outreach and education.
Mano a Mano Family Center
(Salem) - $5,000
Educate 1,200 Latino Community members in Marion-Polk Counties about health disparities and health equity among Latinos.
Native American Youth and Family Services
(Portland) - $5,000
To initiate the Spirit Horse Project, an Urban Indian horsemanship program to reconnect urban youth to this culturally specific Native traditional partnership with horses.
Umatilla Morrow Alternatives
(Hermiston) - $5,000
To increase awareness and provide education about HIV, Hepatitis C, and sexually transmitted infections to the LGBT community in Morrow and Umatilla counties.
Grantees - 2009-2010
Black Parent Initiative(Portland OR) $37,718
Training and Implementation of the Effective Black Parenting Program
Centro LatinoAmericano(Eugene OR) $5,000
Increasing Health Care Access for Latino Families in Lane County
Clackamas Community College (Clackamas OR) $15,000
Language Enhancement and Assessment Program – for Foreign Educated Nurses
Miracle Theatre Group (Oregon) $12,232
Journeys and Voz Alta
PSU – CHIP Men’s Health Group (Portland OR) $10,000
African American Community "Switchboard" Project
St Charles Health System, Cascade East AHEC (Central Oregon) $40,000
Workforce Development: Statewide Expasion of Oregon AHEC Spanish Healthcare Interpreter Training