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Multnomah County Health Department (OR)


 

Approximately 115,000 residents in Multnomah County have a disability. The Multnomah County Health Department (MCHD) and its community partners conducted a pilot project to promote the health and well-being of people with disabilities funded by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).

Project Activities:

Assembled a community-based steering committee to guide the project and ensured the relevance of the activities listed below:

  • Identify and survey health department clients with disabilities to support the planning and implementation of health promotion programming for this community; and
  • Convene a summit for people with disabilities and providers of services for people with disabilities to establish a long-term agenda for health promotion programming.


Technical Assistance Program:


NACCHO is currently offering technical assistance support to local health departments to improve their capacity to develop or enhance health promotion programs for people living with disabilities through coordination of existing health department and community services.

Multnomah County Health Department is providing technical assistance to Osage Health Department.  For more information, please visit: Osage Health Department.

Project Update:

Project activities are scheduled to begin in the new year, 2010, and will include arthritis and diabetes classes held in Osage County.

For more information on Multnomah, please contact:
Noelle Wiggins, Manager
Community Capacitation Center
Multnomah County Health Department
Phone: (503) 988-6250, Ext. 26646
E-mail: noelle.wiggins@co.multnomah.or.us

Pam Ballentine, Community Organizer
Community Capacitation Center
Multnomah County Health Department
Phone: (503) 988-6250, Ext. 25043
Web Site: www.mchealth.org