News & Events

Explore our latest community health events in Oregon, plus health tips and more. Get to know the faces behind NHC. Featuring healthcare stories from patients, friends and staff of NHC.


NHC’s Community Dental Program Brings Oral Hygiene Services to Schools Around Portland

Outside of our clinics, Neighborhood Health Center’s (NHC) Community Dental Program takes dental hygiene services on the road to meet patients where they are in the community.  From school-age children in schools to parents in transitional housing, the Community Dental team responds to the need for affordable, accessible dental services by providing care in a…

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NHC Celebrates Landmark Changes to Oregon’s Medicaid Program

This week NHC celebrates the landmark changes to the Oregon State’s Medicaid program. The new 1115 Medicaid demonstration waiver – just approved by the federal government – includes Medicaid funding for food and housing and continuous Oregon Health Plan enrollment for young children from birth up to age 6. Oregon is the first in the…

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COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children: A primary care provider shares her perspective

Dr. Carolyn Emerick provides primary care services for patients of all ages at our Tanasbourne Clinic. She discusses the importance of vaccinating children against COVID-19 and shares why she decided to enroll all three of her young children in COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials. Why vaccinate? Many wonder why children need to be vaccinated against COVID-19.…

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NHC’s new grant-funded video PSAs have a simple message for teens with health questions: Just Ask

You know that stuff that’s hard to talk about? Things like mental health, sexual health and other sensitive health-related topics? Talking about these things and more is easier than you think: All you have to do is ask. That’s the message NHC wants students to take away from a series of engaging videos highlighting the health…

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Spotlight on NHC Pediatrician, Dr. Philip Miller

Over the course of his career, Dr. Philip Miller, a pediatrician with Neighborhood Health Center (NHC), estimates that he’s seen more than a quarter of a million patients. This year Dr. Miller celebrates ten years with NHC. What’s the most rewarding part of his job? He says it’s being in a position to give people…

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Celebrating our Providers on National Doctors’ Day

Meet Drs. Karla Goodman and Emily Viggiano, two of the dedicated providers who make up our team at Neighborhood Health Center. Dr. Goodman is a naturopathic doctor and Viggiano, a pediatrician. In honor of National Doctors Day, we asked what led them each to pursue a career in healthcare, what brought them to NHC –…

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Local artist and students create murals for NHC patients

Patients visiting Neighborhood Health Center are now greeted with colorful, community-focused artwork, thanks to local muralist Una Kim her students at Portland State University (PSU). NHC recently unveiled two vibrant murals funded by the Regional Arts & Cultural Council (RACC) at the organization’s new Tigard offices. Kim says she and her students designed the pieces…

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