Health Care Equality Week culminated in a health screening fair on March 11, 2012, at O’Bryant Park in conjunction with PotLuck in the Park. This was the 5th Annual health screening fair (formerly called Cover the Uninsured Week), and 275 underserved Oregonians had a chance to receive health screenings and see physicians. Many Oregonians shared their personal health stories with students filming for the Voices And Concerns of the Uninsured & Underinsured Millions (VACUUM) Project.
Thanks to all the sponsors: Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon State University, Portland State University, Aveda Institute, PotLuck in the Park, Oregon Medical Association, Oregon Academy of Family Physicians, Multnomah County Health Dept, Ace Hotel, DFF Dental Laboratory, O’Brien Dental Laboratory, and Payless LTC.
Services were provided by students from the OHSU schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, and pharmacy, from the Aveda Institute, the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine, and PSU. Physicians and dentists from OHSU also provided care.
Watch video here.
Filmed by Tymberly Ellis-Field and Rachel Jablonski
Music by ONUINU, “Ice Palace”