Other Materials

Here you will find videos, presentations, and other valuable resources related to Upstream's work to create healthy environmental, social, and economic conditions.

Upstream worked to develop this list for people interested in finding more about food policy opportunities in Oregon.
For the First Annual Oregon School Garden Summit in 2014, we worked with partners to compile a list of resources that we thought would be useful to new and existing Oregon School Garden coordinators. We updated it for the Second Annual Oregon School Garden Summit in 2015, and we share it here in the hopes that it will be helpful to more people, even though some specific training dates listed have now passed.
The Center for Health Equity and Social Justice created this powerful PowerPoint presentation exploring the role of race, social and economic injustices as root causes of uneven distribution of disease across populations. The Center works to address inequities in health and health care for Boston residents. Their website includes various tools and descriptions of health equity, social determinants of health, and why racism matters.
Hear Dr. Charles Basch, a leading expert on health disparities and education, talk about how health problems make it harder for students to learn in this recent keynote talk at the 2012 Healthy Schools Conference. 
This was our suggestion for public comments on the Draft USDA Rules for School Wellness policies, released in February of 2014.  Comments were due in late April of 2014. Copy and paste the comment below (or customize it as you see fit) and submit here:  http://www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=FNS-2014-0010-0001 ------ Please accept this feedback on the proposed rule for Local Wellness Policy (LWP) Implementation under the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 I believe that healthy kids lear...