Spring into Service

Spring Into Service

 Good Health Within Reach of All

April 2012


Healthy individuals and communities are happier and stronger individuals and communities. When we have good health and can engage in wellness activities – and when we support people in need of health and wellness resources — there are profound individual and community benefits. Marylhurst University’s 2012 Spring Into Service will focus on raising awareness about access to health and wellness resources, especially for under-served populations. We want to put good health within reach of all.

American Red Cross Blood Drive 

Tuesday April 3rd 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Willow Room
Every two seconds, someone in the United Statesneeds blood. In fact, 44,000 units of blood are needed every day to meet these needs. Someone is counting on you right now. 

Urban Education Center Clinic Cleanup Project 

Saturday April 14th Time: 9:00 AM -12:30 PM
Urban Education Center on MLK
The National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) is opening a new community clinic and needs help converting an old day care into a usable medical office.  There are chairs and paneling that need repairs, walls that need to be painted, locks and blinds that need to be replaced, etc. Please join us and make a difference! 

Health Interactive: Access, Advocacy, Action Moderated by Emily Harris, a former NPR correspondent and OPB host

Thursday April 19th 6:30-8:00 PM
Clark Commons
Explore the challenges people face in obtaining health care and learn what you might do to help. This is a “Fred Friendly” type interactive discussion offering a chance to think and learn together. Moderator Emily Harris leads us through a real-life experience, seeking responses from a panel of experts and audience members.In the fall of 2010, Emily facilitated a memorable and challenging interactive discussion at Marylhurst regarding our food supply system, (exploring the issues of cost, hunger, waste, and nutrition through the web of relationships among farmers, migrant workers, truckers, food service businesses, restaurants, importers and consumers.) This time, the discussion focuses on health care, including financial and physical issues, coming changes, and the gaps left despite the interdependence of multiple sectors. The evening includes exploration of how individuals can affect change in this complex system.     

How Do Under-served People Access Healthcare in Portland? Panel DiscussionModerated by Sr. Carol Higgens

Wednesday April 25th 7:00 -8:30PM
Flavia Salon
 Approximately one in every sixPortlandmetropolitan residents lacks access to health insurance. Many others are covered, but still cannot access care because of financial, transportation, language or cultural barriers, among others. How are people in thePortlandcommunity working to promote accessible healthcare? Come learn about the Coalition of Community Health Clinics and hear directly from providers and community health workers that work in these safety net clinics.  The Coalition of Community Health Clinics is a network of fourteen private, non-profit health clinics located throughoutMultnomahCounty. These clinics provide health services to the uninsured and under-insured men, women and children in the Portland Metropolitan area. In fiscal year 2010-2011, Coalition clinics provided over 250,000 patient visits to over 50,000 people, some of whom had no other access to medical care. The speakers will include representatives from the Coalition and three of its member clinics: Dr. Jill Sanders, Dean of Clinical Operations for the National College of Natural Medicine, Ted Amann, Director of Health Systems Development at Central City Concern, and Kate Messina, Clinic Administrator at Rosewood Family Health Clinic. Please join us as we present a panel discussion on the current healthcare crisis and the efforts to expand and improve accessible healthcare in thePortlandcommunity.

 Personal Care Items Drive

The Whole Month of April
Marylhurst Campus and Web (Amazon)
The National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) is in need of self-care items for theRoseHavenInterventionCenter for women and children who are homeless and have survived abusive situations.   The following items are in great need:  body lotion, combs/brushes, deodorant, feminine hygiene – tampons & pads, first aid supplies, razors, shampoo & conditioner, soap/body wash, sunscreen, toothbrush, toothpaste, towels.  Please donate these items at various drop boxes on Marylhurst Campus or purchase items on our Amazon wish list.
Name: MUService     Wishlist:  Personal Care Drive

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