Health Promotion

The Oregon Office on Disability and Health creates and disseminates programs, trainings, and resources, focusing on health promotion, health care access, and emergency preparedness for people with disabilities. Through these materials we hope to support and increase the health, wellness, advocacy, and safety in your community.

Listening Session

The objective of the listening sessions is to bring together people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and professionals that support and provide services to people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities including service providers, case managers, personal support workers, foster home parents, and others, together to discuss the health and wellness needs of people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in the areas of diabetes, sexual health and mental health.  More details are provide below for specific topics in each area.  See flyer for more details.

The information obtained at the listening session will inform both Oregon Office on Disability and Health and the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disability overall programming and activities; and will be shared with our state and national partners to help inform policy and advocacy efforts.  The topics were chosen by examining state data as well as talking with state and national partners in identifying some of the most pertinent health topics facing people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

All listening sessions listed below will be held from 11:30am – 4pm and lunch will be provided. We also want to give a special thanks to our community partners.

In Hillsboro we are partnering with Self-Determination Resource, Inc.  The listening session will be held on Thursday March 21st at the Community of Christ Church at 5170 Five Oaks Drive, Hillsboro.

If you have any accommodation needs, please let us know by March 7th, Angela Weaver 503- 494-1205 or at weaverro@ohsu.edu 

Register by March 7th  at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KTLSN5T

In Bend we are partnering with Abilitree.  The listening session will be held on Tuesday April 9th at Abilitree in Bend at 2680 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Bend.  In Suite 150.

If you have any accommodation needs, please let us know by March 29th, Angela Weaver 503- 494-1205 or at weaverro@ohsu.edu 

Register by March 29th  at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZFK5KSP

In Gresham we are partnering with Eastco Diversified Services. The listening session will be held on Monday April 22nd at Multnomah County East Building at 600 NE 8th Street, Gresham. In the Sharron Kelley Room, 2nd floor.

If you have any accommodation needs, please let us know by April 8th, Angela Weaver 503- 494-1205 or at weaverro@ohsu.edu 

Register by April 8thth  at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LNCVSB5

In Josephine County we are partnering with HASL Center for Independent Living – coming soon

If you have any accommodation needs, please let us know by TBD, Angela Weaver 503- 494-1205 or at weaverro@ohsu.edu 

In Coos County coming soon

If you have any accommodation needs, please let us know by TBD, Angela Weaver 503- 494-1205 or at weaverro@ohsu.edu 

Tobacco Interviews

To inform our programs and help develop effective health promotion programs, the Oregon Office on Disability and Health and the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities are interviewing:

  • Adults 18 years or older with Intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, 
  • Case manager, direct service and support professionals who serve people with Intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, and
  • Adults 18 years or older with mobility limitations. 

We are targeting people who live in the following counties: Multnomah, Coos, Washington, Deschutes, and Josephine. 

You will receive a $20 check and interviews take on average 45 minutes.  You can choose to be interviewed on the phone or in person in your community at the following sites and dates:

Hillsboro: Thursday March 21st from 9am-11am at the Community of ChristChurch at 5170 Five Oaks Drive, Hillsboro.

Bend: Tuesday April 9th from 9am-11am at Abilitree in Bend at 2680 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Bend.  In Suite 150. 

Gresham: Monday April 22nd from 9am-11am at Multnomah County East Building at 600 NE 8th Street, Gresham. In the Sharron Kelley Room, 2nd floor.

Josephine and Coos coming soon.

Interview appointments are limited. 

If you have questions or want to be interviewed, contact:

Angela Weaver

Email: weaverro@ohsu.edu

Phone: (503) 494-1205