Portland Occupy Health has organized an Occupy Health Fair to empower the community to reclaim their health. This unique event is meant to create dialog between Healthcare Organizations and Communities, provide information on alternatives to the current profit-driven insurance model of care, and educate on broad-spectrum health.
We are bringing awareness to the community about solutions to the current broken model of healthcare and educate them on solutions available to them currently. Many uninsured and underinsured do not know that there are alternatives to a costly trip to the ER or waiting until you are seriously ill to seek help. Moreover, there is a need to educate the community on ways to stay well and keep not only their body healthy but the surrounding community.
Portland Occupy Health is a grass roots organization of citizens and professionals dedicated to empowering communities to take control, and positively transform their health and the healthcare system.
Confirmed Speakers and Organizations:
Mercy & Wisdom Community Health Clinic, www.mercyandwisdom.org
Oregon Midwifery Council, www.oregonmidwiferycouncil.org
Alternative Medical Choices, www.altmedchoices.com
Returning Veterans Project, www.returningveterans.org
Bach Remedies NW, www.bachremediesnw.com
Healing Arts Resource Project, www.pdxharp.org
Sierra Club: Beyond Coal Campaign, beyondcoal.org
Rethinking Psychiatry, RethinkingPsychiatry.org
Dr. Paul Gorman from the Physicians for a National Health Program and Mad as Hell Doctors to present Health care reform; Ten Myths About Healthcare in the US. www.pnhp.org/states/oregon, madashelldoctors.com
Occupy Portland Healthcare Committee, Info. On Single Payer
Sabrina Gogol Toxics Reduction expert Sabrina Gogol will explain why many common cleaning products aren’t the safest options, and what affordable, safer products can “green clean” your home. www.oregonmetro.gov/greencleaners.
Nathan Horek, ND to speak on easy, inexpensive, at-home tools to increase health and wellness. nathanhoreknd.comAdditional Speakers TBA.