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10th Annual We Can Do Better Conference: Social Determinants of Health Equity

January 17 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


10th Annual We Can Do Better Conference: Social Determinants of Health Equity
Early Bird Registration through December 17, 2018

Event Details

When: January 17, 2019, 8:30am-4:30pm
Where: Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Registration: Register here! The early bird registration fee is $95 through December 17, 2018. After this date, the regular registration fee is $125.
Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/10th-annual-we-can-do-better-conference-tickets-50863048748

Learn more about this event here!

Do you ever wish the health transformation debate was actually about health? That it was going to positively impact you, and the people you care most about? The 2019 We Can Do Better annual conference does just that, brings the focus back to what is most important — improving our health, better experiences when we get care, and doing it at a cost we can afford. This conference will examine what a good health care system should deliver, a “map” to determine if the path we’re on is moving us towards a better health care system, one that includes affordable and available care, but has a broader goal of improving health.

This conference will bring together critical thinkers in health and health care to identify the barriers to improving health and how we can address them. It will deliver pertinent information to help us understand Oregon’s health transformation process, and where the community’s voice is needed to move that process forward.

Our vision – that only by working together can we create a system for all Oregonians that results in better health care and health. During the 2019 Conference we will:

  • Present a framework we can use to improve our health care system
  • Offer updates on federal and state health policy.
  • Identify the priority areas for action to improve health and provide better care.
  • Create powerful health caucuses that come from the community instead of a political party.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PhD – Morehouse School of Medicine (coined the phrase Social Determinants of Equity)
  • Dr. Frank Franklin, MD, JD – Multnomah County Health Department
  • And many more health advocates, professionals and you!

Questions? Contact Amy Fellows at amy@wecandobetter.org


January 17
8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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