Free health and dental screenings, community resources offered to Oregon families at annual Community Health Fair
PORTLAND, Ore., July 25, 2022 – Community members can receive free health and dental screenings, community resources, help with Oregon Health Plan (OHP) enrollment, and more on Saturday, August 12 in Hillsboro at a Community Health Fair hosted by Neighborhood Health Center (NHC).
This free public event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Washington County Public Administration building located at 155 N. 1st Street.
“Each year, NHC serves nearly 21,000 patients at our nine clinics across the Portland metro area – nearly 60% of whom live 200% below the federal poverty level. This event, held each year in celebration of National Health Center Week, is just one way we live out our mission – to build healthy communities, one neighbor at a time – beyond the walls of our clinics,” explained Jeri Weeks, NHC’s Chief Executive Officer.
“We are delighted to have more than 25 vendors and community partners joining us to offer a wide range of services at this year’s event and to raise awareness of the mission and achievements of America’s community health centers,” Weeks added.
Weeks noted that attendees who visit each booth and complete a stamp card will also receive a free box of fresh produce from Mudbone Grown and a loaf of bread donated by Dave’s Killer Bread.
This free public event is sponsored by CareOregon, TriMet, Kaiser Permanente, The Standard Insurance, Walmart, and Dave’s Killer Bread.
ABOUT NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH CENTER:
Neighborhood Health Center (NHC) is a non-profit community health center that serves a federally designated Medically Underserved Population (MUP) in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), NHC is governed by a dedicated, patient-majority Board of Directors, committed to the mission of building healthy communities – one neighbor at a time – through patient-centered healthcare, regardless of income or current state of wellness. Learn more: http://nhcoregon.org/
Contact: Penny L. Moore