The Privilege of a Healthy Life

Many voices are talking about race in Oregon—in our homes, workplaces and especially our schools. In a high school class about race, Maia thought a lot about what it means to be white. Here she explains how it affects everything, at school and beyond the classroom.

Why Does Place Matter?

We think we all have the same fair shot at a healthy life. But barriers of all kinds can get in the way, from poverty and prejudice to a lack of safe places to walk or play. For each of us, our place in Oregon—our address, income, the color of our skin—often determines how healthy we can be.

Curious? Skeptical? Ready to explore more? Explore the place-health connection as it plays out across our state, and like us on Facebook to join the conversation.