August 12, 2017

Providers at Multnomah County Mid-County Health Center
Providers at Multomah County's Mid-County Health Center serve patients who speak nearly 100 languages.
Multnomah County will celebrate its community health centers on Tuesday, Aug. 15. Nearly one in every 11 area residents depend on a Multnomah County health center for their care. The event falls during National Health Center Week Aug. 13-19.

The County’s neighborhood clinics serve more than 70,000 patients each year, providing high-quality primary care, dental, pharmacy, and social services. County patients are served in more than 100 languages and our staff represent some of the top providers in the region.  And the County has been providing health care since 1854.   

People are invited to come learn about our care, tour the East County health center, and celebrate the strength of this remarkable network.

When: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017

Where: Chinook Room, East County Health Center, 600 NE 8th St, Gresham , OR 97030.

Who: Multnomah County Commissioner Lori Stegmann, Rep. Carla Piluso, John Sawyer, director of federal affairs for the National Association of Community Health Centers, Vanetta Abdellatif, director of Integrated Clinical Services, Harold Odhiambo, chair of the Community Health Council, a group of mostly patients who govern the clinic system with the Board of County Commissioners.

Why:  Aug. 13-19 is National Health Center Week.  For more than 50 years, community health centers have provided health care nationwide for people who have limited access to health care. In Multnomah County, the Community Health Council, a group mostly made up of patients, govern the work of the centers along with the Board of County Commissioners.

What else: Patients will share their stories.