On Tuesday April 4, the Board of County Commissioners will recognize this year's Public Health Heroes—those people and organizations in our community whose accomplishments support and promote public health.
Public health work goes on all around us but it's often unnoticed. As the saying goes, "when public health works, it's invisible." Public Health Heroes was created as a moment for communities to pause and celebrate the efforts of those who work to make our community healthier.
2017 Public Health Heroes
Social Justice & Health Equity Award
- Ed Blackburn, Executive Director, Central City Concern
- Sharetta Butcher, Community Care Director, North by Northeast Community Health Center
Public Health Partner Award City of Gresham
Katie Jeans-Gail Award for Young Heroes Highland Haven Youth Group
Guest Speaker: David Bangsberg, MD, MPH
This year’s guest speaker, David Bangsberg, MD, MPH, will share his experience and insight on public health, the value of community partnerships and the future of the public health workforce.
Dr. Bangsberg is the founding dean of the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health. He is a native Oregonian and formerly a professor at Harvard School of Medicine, professor at Harvard School of Public Health, visiting professor at Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda, and visiting professor at Vellore Institute of Technology in India.
This event is a great opportunity to celebrate, network and learn about other public health efforts that are taking place in Multnomah County. Refreshments will follow immediately after the ceremony.
Contact Jaimee Mayfield
503-988-3663 ext. 88718