11 28 2014
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The Wake of Vanport oral history

Americas Healthcare Disparities

Successful national healthcare reform must address access, quality and affordability issues in a comprehensive approach. Providing health care for all must also recognize and address health disparities that exist among minority populations. 
According to the Children's Defense Fund, for example, Black children in the United States are five times more likely to die from asthma than their white peers. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than half of all uninsured Americans are racial minorities. . . .

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Don't Let the Negativity Stop You from Living Your Dream

With this 2009 Careers Edition hitting the streets during record unemployment levels in Washington and Oregon, we at The Skanner sought out the most inspirational person we could find to offer advice on preparing for the future. That's why we spoke with recent De La Salle North Catholic High School graduate Shantel Monk about her preparations for college and her career plans ...

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Sistah Care Teaches Teens About Health Care Careers

Now in its sixth year, the Sistah Care Health Career Program, located at midwife Shafia Monroe's International Center for Traditional Childbearing in North Portland, continues to encourage young African American women to learn more about health careers.
Each year, the Sistah Care program accepts more than a dozen young Black women, ages 14 to 21, who are in high school or going through a GED program.

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