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10/12/2018

Revised AAIDC Focus Group Dates

AFRICAN AMERICAN INITIATIVE DATA COLLECTION Susan G. Komen Oregon & SW Washington REVISED Focus Group Discussions   Greetings: The African American Initiative Data Collection is a culturally-appropriate initiative to facilitatethe reduction of breast cancer mortality in Portland’s African American community. Our team would like to talk with African American breast cancer survivors and those living […]

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09/24/2018

Health Committee 09/20/2018

Read the Meeting Minutes…

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08/30/2018

SMART needs volunteer readers!

An organization I care about, SMART (Start Making A Reader Today), is launching a statewide campaign to recruit 1,550 new volunteers by Nov. 1 in order to meet their goal of providing over 11,300 children this year with one-on-one reading support and books to keep and build their personal libraries. SMART Readers spend an hour […]

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08/22/2018

Health Committee welcomed Shafia Monroe to our August Meeting to Discuss Black Mother and Infant Health

For decades, research has clearly shown that Black infants are more than twice as likely to die during birth than White infants;  Black mothers are 3-4 times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than White mothers. Higher education and income do not protect black women from these outcomes as demonstrated by Serena Williams’ recently […]

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06/25/2018

First Annual Black United Family Bike Ride and Picnic!

NAACP, AAOA (African American Outdoor Association), and BGDB (Black Girls Do Bike) present 1st annual Black United Family Bike Ride and picnic. Join us for food, games, and fun at Dawson Park on July 8, 10-4.   Family friendly bike ride – all ages.  Bike ride starts at 11:30am. Bikes are available to borrow for […]

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