Here you will find reports written by Upstream in addition to helpful resources from other organizations.
Oregon’s future relies on today’s healthy children. Oregon’s K-12 students are missing too much school from health conditions and other reasons. Every day that a student misses class is a lost learning opportunity that holds our youth back. This puts their future, and ours, at risk. We need to work together to keep all of our kids in school, every day, from kindergarten through graduation. This report provides a new perspective on how chronic absenteeism is related to health. To view or downlo...
Upstream Public Health Research Manager Dr. Tia Henderson coordinated the development of a new resources for farm to school programs recently released by the National Farm to School Network called Evaluation for Transformation: A Cross Sectoral Evaluation Framework for Farm to School. Evaluation for Transformation is the first comprehensive resource that defines the full spectrum of outcomes farm to school can achieve across multiple sectors and offers guidelines and common language to measure...
Upstream asked an intern to conduct an evaluation of the HIA process (the last step of an HIA) - for information about his findings, please see this report. To see the full Farm to School HIA Report, click here.
The Westside Transportation Alliance asked Upstream Public Health to research the transportation demand strategies that are most effective at reducing single occupancy vehicle trips and improving health for a diverse suburban workforce. These strategies emerged as low-cost and effective.
To see how Oregon schools are addressing different health issues check out the Oregon School Health Profiles Survey results: Health in Schools: Data from the Oregon School Health Profiles Survey (2004-10).
A recent report from the Institute of Medicine has five national goals for accelerating our progress on turning back the obesity crisis. One of them is part of our work with healthy schools and farm to school: Create food and beverage environments that ensure that healthy food and beverage options are the routine, easy choice.
Report of lessons learned working with school districts to install new water stations in schools. The project also found that students drinking 20 ounce soda containers had a greater odds of drinking soda every day than students drinking from smaller sized containers.
This report is a great primer to learn about the health and equity impacts of transportation, the related challenges we face as a nation, and the opportunities for reform. It is built on a research foundation and includes policy and program priorities. A more in-depth look at the issues can be found in Healthy, Equitable Transportation Policy: Recommendations and Research.