Health Care Equality Week culminated in a health screening fair on March 11, 2012, at O'Bryant Park in conjunction with PotLuck in the Park. This was the 5th Annual health screening fair (formerly called Cover the Uninsured Week), and 275 underserved Oregonians had a chance to receive health screenings and see physicians.
Thanks to all the sponsors: Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon State University, Portland State University, Aveda Institute, PotLuck in the Park, Oregon Medical Association, Oregon Academy of Family Physicians, Multnomah County Health Dept, Ace Hotel, DFF Dental Laboratory, O'Brien Dental Laboratory, and Payless LTC.
Services were provided by students from the OHSU schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, and pharmacy, from the Aveda Institute, the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine, and PSU. Physicians and dentists from OHSU also provided care.
Filmed by Tymberly Ellis-Field and Rachel Jablonski
Music by ONUINU, "Ice Palace"
Terri is not your ordinary underinsured individual. She has gone to great lengths to help her fellow frustrated citizens find ways of getting access in our flawed healthcare system. From starting her initial website http://www.WillMarryForHealthInsurance.com to help her find coverage for a rare genetic immune disorder, she is now an "accidental activist" for the movement for universal healthcare.
TheVACUUM: The Voices And Concerns of the Uninsured & Underinsured Millions.
We are a group of first-year medical students who see a void in healthcare that needs to be filled. We are interested in finding the stories of those who are uninsured and those providers who care for them, despite all obstacles.
Please contact us if you are interested in telling your story.
brunor @ ohsu . edu