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April 13, 2018

Get Oregon kids moving!

More and more, students living within a mile of their school who do not have bus access are opting out of walking or rolling to school.  There’s a new initiative to get movement back into the school commute. Oregon schools and the surrounding community can take steps to help reinvigorate walking and biking to class. “Get Oregon Kids Moving” is a new guide from the Oregon Health Authority that outlines tips for school administrators, health and wellness advocates, and families to take steps to get started on a plan for walking, biking, and rolling to school.

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April 5, 2018

Interested in getting a presentation to youth on menthol cigarettes? Highland Haven REACH program is ready.

The Highland Haven REACH program, in partnership with the Multnomah County Health Department, is working to reduce access to menthol cigarettes in the greater Portland area. Request REACH to share their findings with your organization or youth group. Email Sandra Meucci at andra.meucci@multco.us.


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April 2, 2018

The Oregonian: Reading, writing, evicted

In Portland, skyrocketing rents and no-cause evictions are forcing children by the hundreds to switch schools mid-year, inflicting academic and emotional setbacks. Read about this local epidemic in The Oregonian series when you have the time.

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April 2, 2018

“We cannot create cities for everyone, unless we are first willing to listen to everyone.”

This compelling Ted Talk helps us understand the concept of “spatial justice:” the idea that justice has a geography and that the equitable distribution of resources and services is a human right.

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March 16, 2018

Lane County: Senior Services Advisory Council seeks new members

Are you 60 or older with a passion for working with seniors? Are you an advocate for issues related to aging? If you answered yes, consider joining the ranks of the Senior Services Advisory Council of Lane County. Council members serve as advocates on matters affecting the general welfare of seniors. Help make a difference in your community and apply today!

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