Posts Tagged ‘Community Health’

Small town collaborations, big health dividends

National Rural Health Day is November 17. OHSU celebrates rural communities and rural health care providers everywhere. Meet a few rural Oregon providers – OHSU graduates – in the story below. Find how OHSU faculty and students are joining forces with rural communities to strengthen local care. By Rachel Shafer and Erin Hoover Barnett Alumni, faculty and students join forces with rural communities to strengthen local care  The elderly woman arrived at the small emergency … Read More

Should Portland provide fluoridated water to its residents?

Written by Gary T. Chiodo, D.M.D., F.A.C.D. Community water fluoridation has been named by the Centers for Disease Control as one of the top 10 public health measures of all time. Now, Portland has the opportunity to join with other major cities and provide fluoridated water to its residents. Currently, 74 percent of Americans are connected to fluoridated water systems and, with the advent of fluoridation in Portland, that percentage will increase. With 65 years … Read More

Why 96,000 Square Miles?

OHSU Health Fair at Pioneer Square.

President Robertson is fond of saying that OHSU has a 96,000 square mile campus, serving Oregonians “from Enterprise to Coos Bay, from Portland to Klamath Falls.”

This blog aims to highlight that breadth. 96,000 Square Miles (96K for short) will focus on the people of OHSU, the Oregonians we serve and the ripple effect of our work in Oregon and beyond.

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