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Public Health Portland Style Returns!

A monthly forum for Oregonians to explore critical public health issues impacting our communities and our state

Jump to 2020/2021 event schedule

Public Health Portland Style, the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health’s popular discussion forum, returns this fall with eight new programs, each addressing some of the most important public health issues facing Portland, our state, and the nation today. From substance abuse to racism, climate change to colonialism, and rural health to Covid-19, Public Health Portland Style is a unique opportunity for you to learn more about these complex problems, ask questions of experts in the field, and share ideas on how we can work to address them in our own communities. 

Panel discussions include faculty experts from the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, community and industry leaders, and those with lived experiences, who all bring their different perspectives and expertise, share facts and opinions, and respond to your audience questions. 

Join us (virtually) from 6:30pm to 8pm every third Wednesday from October through May (no event in December). For scheduling purposes, the first event is from 6:30pm to 8pm on Thursday, September 17.

Public Health Portland Style is FREE and open to all.  

Simply follow the link on each event below to find more information and to register for these free Zoom Webinars.

Continuing Education Units Available
Public Health Portland Style offers Continuing Education Units for the Certified in Public Health (CPH) credential at no cost to public health professionals. One CPH Recertification Credit may be earned for each event attended.

For more information about continuing education and professional development opportunities, visit the new Public Health Workforce Training website, a partnership of the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health and OHSU’s Community Outreach, Research & Engagement (CORE). 

Public Health Portland Style 2020/2021

Please note: Schedule and speakers subject to change.

6:30pm to 8pm, Thursday, September 17, 2020

Covering COVID-19: The Pandemic in Oregon Viewed Through a Journalist’s Lens

Three leading figures in Oregon media discuss the story of COVID-19 through the lens of the journalists who are covering the pandemic and all of its economic, educational, social, policy, and infrastructure impacts on our state. What is the experience of covering this type of public health story and what does it tell us about where we are as a state and as communities?

6:30pm to 8pm, Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Colonialism: Its Legacy on the Health and Wellbeing of Indigenous Peoples

6:30pm to 8pm, Wednesday, November 18, 2020


6:30pm to 8pm, Wednesday, January 20, 2021


6:30pm to 8pm, Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Racism is a Public Health Crisis

6:30pm to 8pm, Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Climate Change and the Future of Pandemics

6:30pm to 8pm, Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Addressing the Public Health Challenges of Rural Oregon

6:30pm to 8pm, Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Reducing the Risk of Post-Incarceration Substance Abuse