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Tobacco Retail Assessment Briefing

Upstream Public Health and the Oregon Health Equity Alliance are working with the Multnomah County Health Department to develop sound policies that curb youth access to and use of tobacco. Over the summer we have been conducting a comprehensive tobacco retail assessment to understand how tobacco products are priced, promoted, and sold in Multnomah County. We are currently analyzing that data, and will be publishing a report of our finding.

On November 13th, the Board of Commissioners at Multnomah County briefed on emerging issues around youth access to tobacco and e-cigarettes. On November 25th, come hear about proposed policy solutions to curb youth access.

What: Come hear experts present policy solutions to curb tobacco access and use by youth in our community. Reserve your seat by e-mailing Upstream at

When: Tuesday, November 25, at 10:00am - 11:30am

Where: Multnomah Building, 501 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., Room 100, Portland, OR 97214

For more information about these briefings, please see the Board of County Commissioners Board Meeting page here. We hope you will join us to learn more about this emerging issue impacting the health of our community.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 10:00am
501 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.
Board Room 100
Portland, OR 97214

2015 Oregon School Garden Summit

2015 Oregon School Garden Summit:  Friday, January 30th, 2015

Oregon has over 500 school gardens, and many more in dreams or development.  Please join us for this day of sharing and learning between school gardeners, so we can maximize the success and sustainability of all our school gardens.  The first annual Oregon School Garden Summit in 2014 was full of excitement and connections among over 200 attendees; this second one will offer even more, for new and returning participants.  There will be an inspiring keynote speaker, a focus on hands-on activities, a track for beginning school gardeners, and an exciting lineup of workshops and discussion topics.  Please join us!

Date & Time:  Friday, 1/30/15, 8:30am - 5pm  REGISTER HERE
Location:  The historic Willamette Heritage Center in downtown Salem, Oregon
Lodging:  We are offering low-cost lodging at the nearby 4-H Center (reserve through registration system) or we recommend La Quinta Inn, where a block of rooms are held at $75 through 1/21/15.  Call 503-391-7000 to reserve.  
Keynote Speaker:  Professor Dilafruz Williams of Portland State University on The Impact of Garden-Based Learning on Academic Outcomes

This event is scheduled back-to-back with the Oregon Farm to School Summit, on Thursday 1/29/15, to encourage collaboration across the farm to school and school garden" movement.  Click here to find out more about the Farm to School Summit.     

Price and Registration: The base price for the 2015 Oregon School Garden Summit is $70. Discounts are available for long-distance (Oregon) travelers and for people registering for both Summits. REGISTER HERE.     

Scholarships:  OEA Choice Trust is offering scholarships for school/district employees to the first 15 OEA Choice Trust Grantees that request a scholarship and register.  OEA Choice Trust is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Oregon School Employees.  See here for the list of grantee districts - all past and present districts listed are eligible. Contact Amy Dushane ( right away to inquire/apply for this scholarship before registering. 

Workshop Topics Will Include:
Beginner Series Part 1:  What to do before breaking ground
Beginner Series Part 2:  Setting your learning goals and strategies 
Beginner Series Part 3:  Designing the garden to meet your site and needs
Hands-on activities:  Examples and classroom management
Making connections to engage the full campus community
Going beyond science:  Arts & humanities in the garden
Lessons from successful Oregon garden programs
Gardening with Oregon's diverse students
Curriculum, Common Core, and STEM
Hard knocks in school gardens

Poverty, hunger, and gardens
Fundraising for your garden

Small Group Discussions will Cover Additional Topics, including:
(More) Hands-on activities (by age group)
Moving food from garden to cafeteria:  How and why
Working with facilities and administration
Preschool programs
Volunteer engagement
Selling plants
Selling produce




OEA Choice Trust
Organic Valley

Oregon Department of Agriculture
Oregon Department of Education
PacificSource Healthplan
Portland Nursery

Friday, January 30, 2015 (All day)
Salem, OR

Upstream's Fall Happy Hour for Health!

When: Tuesday, September 30th from 6-8pm 

Where: Wilder Bar Cafe located at 5501 NE 30th Avenue in North East Portland. Click here to see a map.

Reasons you should attend our Fall Happy Hour for Health . . .

- Hear City Club President, and former Portland Mayor, Sam Adams speak about plans to improve dental health for our kids and families.  

- Receive an update about Upstream's new Dental Health Initiative 

- Enjoy delicious appetizers and beverages

- Network with cool like-minded people

- Check out Wilder Bar Cafe, owned by former Upstream Co-Director Raquel Bournhonesque! 

Tickets are $20, unless you are an ongoing monthly donor to Upstream then your admission is free!  All proceeds benefit Upstream.  Space is limited so sign up here today!

Thank you to our happy hour sponsor



Ticket: $20 If you're a monthly donor, entry is free!
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
5501 NE 30th Ave
Portland, OR 97211

2014 Health Impact Assessment Training


A full day health impact assessment workshop designed for practitioners and consultants who work in planning, evaluation, or assessment led by Upstream Public Health and the Oregon Public Health Institute. Health Impact Assessments are one tool among many to incorporate a “health in all sectors” perspective. HIA has been used in the Pacific Northwest to prevent unintended negative health consequences and promote health through land use, transportation, education, energy, budgeting and other proposals. Lunch and coffee included. This training was developed with support from a grant from the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts.

The primary goals of this workshop are to:

·       Increase multi-sectoral understanding of HIA rationale and process

·       Increase multi-sectoral understanding of key public health concepts and social determinants of health

·       Help participants understand when an HIA is appropriate and, if not, what other options exist for providing decision-makers with information about health impacts

·       Identify opportunities to integrate HIA or similar health assessments into existing assessment practices and projects

·       Strengthen relationships between organizations interested in integrating public health considerations into their work


Who should attend: Public and private sector professionals whose work informs decisions about policies, plans, and projects that shape the built, natural, and social environments, including:

·       Planners, Architects, Developers

·       Economists, Policy Analysts

·       Health Education and Promotion Specialists, Community Engagement Specialists

·       Impact Assessment Specialists, Evaluators

Click here to download an agenda.

Cost:  $115 general rate; $100 for OAPA, WTS, and OPHA members; $85 for 501c-3 non-profit participants; $25 for students (limited number of spaces) - FULL, please email to be added to the wait list for a student spot; $0 for volunteers who receive scholarship based on financial need - FULL, please email to be added to the wait list for a volunteer spot.

Need a carpool? Email for information.

AICP CM Credits: 6.5 AICP credits available, pending approval

CHES Continuing Education Credits: pending approval





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Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
980 Chemawa Road NE
Salem, OR 97303