June 19: When the Health Care System Fails You Because of Your Race

Racial disparities in health care have been well documented. Whether in the operating room, a doctor’s office or an ambulance, white patients tend to enjoy better health outcomes. Researchers have documented that African American women experience much higher rates of many preventable diseases and chronic health conditions including diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. And, they are three to four times more likely to experience a pregnancy-related death than white women. Learn how we can end such discrimination by attending our breakfast forum.

Vanetta Abdellatif, 
Executive Director, Community Health Centers in the Multnomah County Health Department

Cyreena Boston Ashby, Principal, Hilltop Public Solutions
Gloria D. Coronado, Ph.D., Mitch Greenlick Endowed Scientist for Health Disparities at Kaiser Center for Health Research
Christian Hill, M.D., Deputy Director, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center
Nathalie Huguet, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine Oregon Health & Science University
Alberto Moreno, MSW, Director of Equity and Multicultural Services, State of Oregon

Event Details:
7:00 am Buffet Breakfast
7:30 am – 9:00 am Speakers, interactive panel discussion and audience questions
Location: Multnomah Athletic Club (1849 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205)

Free parking is available but limited in the lot adjacent to the MAC Club. In the event that parking at the Club lot is unavailable, drivers are directed to use other, private parking lots or street parking in the vicinity. These parking options are not, unfortunately, free or guaranteed for OHF attendees.

We encourage attendees to use public transit or car-for-hire services such as taxis, Uber, or Lyft when possible.

The MAC club is served by TriMet Red and Blue Line MAX trains, which stop half a block away, at the Kings Hill/Southwest Salmon Street MAX Station. TriMet Bus Lines 51 and 63 also serve the MAC Club, with stops in both directions on SW Salmon Street. To plan a trip via TriMet, please refer to the TriMet Trip Planner.

Interested in sponsoring this breakfast forum? To learn about the benefits of supporting Oregon Health Forum contact Diane Lund-Muzikant at diane@oregonhealthforum.org.