Stronger Communities, Stronger Families May 17th

WebsiteSlideAPANO’s  State of Cultural Competency Community Forum is a day-long gathering of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community members, leaders, health professionals, students and decision-makers centered on health equity policy and community organizing.  At the core of APANO’s work is the value that everyone have access to the opportunities and resources they need to be healthy.  For our diverse Asian and Pacific Islander communities, culturally and linguistically appropriate care is critical to our well-being.  Our work spans making impacts in the health care system to upstream social determinant of health issues including education, jobs and racial equity.

When: Saturday May 17th, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Center for Health and Healing, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
3rd Floor Conference Center, 3303 SW Bond Ave, Portland, OR 97239
Cost: No one will be turned away due to cost
Sliding scale $25.00 to $100.00

Click here to view the Program Guide PDF (8 pages)

Our theme is Stronger Communities, Stronger Families, highlighting the social and environmental determinants on our families health.  We are dedicated to strengthening Asian and Pacific Islander communities in Oregon by building effective leadership, addressing the root of problems faced by our communities, and improving health and opportunity for our children and families.  Strong communities are communities with real opportunities, equal access and a higher level of civic engagement.  From affordable health care and good schools, to family wage jobs and a toxic-free environment with places to play, our communities are shaped by the way we make policy and allocate resources.  APANO works for strong communities in order to support strong families, which are at the center of our Asian and Pacific Islander cultures.

Click here to view the Schedule of Events for May 17th


  1. To share stories of what creates good health for our communities

  2. To strengthen our network and capacity to advocate for health equity

  3. To prioritize solutions to disparities facing Oregon’s Asian and Pacific Islander communities

During the community forum we will address the following key questions:

  • How does culture shape our health?

  • What progress is Oregon making towards culturally competent health care?

  • Where are opportunities to improve the health of our families through stronger communities?

  • What is being done to ensure our voices are heard in the reforms that impact us?


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