Health Care Equity Week


Health Care Equity Week 2014 was a huge success. Held March 31 to April 6, the efforts culminated in the annual health fair organized by OHSU students. Check out the events below.

Student Health Fair

Sunday, April 6, 2014
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
O'Bryant Park Square, downtown Portland
(parking garage below O'Bryant square)

Questions? Email Kate Kleaveland


All lectures are noon to 1 p.m. and lunch will be served.

Access to Dental Care for Underserved Children

Speaker: Gary Nelson, D.D.S., M.S.
Monday, March 31
OHSU Old Library Room 217

Mental Health Care for the Underserved

Speaker: Lydia Bartholow, PMHNP (psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner), Old Town Clinic & Central City Concern
Wednesday, April 2
OHSU School of Nursing Room 358

Lessons From Founding a Free Clinic

Speaker: Jessie Flynn, M.D., assistant professor of family medicine, OHSU
Thursday, April 3
Richard Jones Hall Room 4340

Services provided at the April 6 Health Fair:

  • Medical check-ups
  • Dental care
  • Hearing and vision checks
  • Diabetes foot care and education
  • Help enrolling in Cover Oregon
  • Haircuts
  • Veterinary care
  • Band-aids, condoms, toothbrushes, and other hygiene tools
  • Information on resources for mental health care, housing, job assurance, detox and more

All Free!

With students and faculty from:

  • OHSU Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and the Physician Assistant Program
  • Portland State University School of Public Health
  • Western University of Health Sciences’ College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • National College of Natural Medicine
  • Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
  • Oregon State University College of Pharmacy
  • Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Shelter Medicine Club

And representatives from the organizations:

  • Cover Oregon
  • Oregon Health Plan
  • Outside In
  • Casey Eye Institute
  • Pacific University Audiology
  • Coalition Clinics/Project Access Now
  • OHSU Women's Health Center
  • Lions Club of Portland
  • West Burnside Chiropractic Clinic



  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
  • OHSU All-Hill Student Council
  • OHSU Center for Diversity & Inclusion
  • OHSU Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG)
  • OHSU School of Nursing
  • OHSU School of Medicine
  • Oregon Medical Association (OMA)
  • Oregon Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP)
  • Safeway Pharmacy
  • Student Nurses Association Portland (SNAP)