Fresh produce, COVID-19 vaccines, health and dental screenings offered at free community health event
Media invited to learn about new partnership with Mudbone Grown and tour Neighborhood Health Center's mobile medical van
AUGUST 10, 2022 – PORTLAND, OREGON – Portland metro area families in need of COVID-19 vaccines, health and dental screenings, or help with OHP enrollment can get all of these services and more at a free Community Health Fair in Hillsboro this Saturday.
Attendees can also pick up a free box of fresh produce from Mudbone Grown, a Black-owned farm enterprise that promotes inter-generational community-based farming. NHC will announce a new partnership with Mudbone Grown at the event.
EVENT DETAILS (Interview and Photo Opportunity)
WHAT: Neighborhood Health Center’s Annual Community Health Fair
WHERE: Washington County Administration Building Parking Lot
155 N First Ave.
Hillsboro, OR 97124
WHEN: Saturday, August 13, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PDT
Members of the media are invited to join us at 11:00 a.m. to:
- Meet with Mudbone Grown and NHC Executive Leadership to find out what this partnership will mean for our community’s historically marginalized
- Tour NHC’s mobile medical van where we’ll be offering COVID vaccines for all ages
- Learn how Mudbone Grown and the Feed’em Freedom Foundation are making a difference in our community
In describing the partnership with Mudbone Grown, NHC CEO Jeri Weeks had this to say:
“We believe everyone has the right to good health – but we all don't have the same starting point or the same opportunities to access it. NHC serves over 20,000 patients in the Portland metro area – nearly 60% of whom live below the federal poverty level. We provide patient-centered care at NHC, and we know our neighbors can't be healthy if they don't have access to things like transportation, housing, and healthy food.”
“In addition to Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, we hope to learn from and support the work Mudbone Grown is doing through their Feed’em Freedom Foundation – which activates Black Agriculturists as owners and food movement leaders in their own communities.”
This free public event is sponsored by CareOregon and held in partnership with Kaiser Permanente in celebration of National Health Center Week (August 7-13), an annual celebration aimed at raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers over the past five decades.
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 health care, regardless of income or current state of wellness. Learn more: http://nhcoregon.org/
Contact: Penny L. Moore