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Commissioner Smith visits Northeast Health Center to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week

Commissioner Loretta Smith celebrates World Breastfeeding Week at Northeast Heal

On a hot August afternoon, the Northeast Health Center bustled with families celebrating World Breastfeeding Week. Mothers received free massages. Their babies were weighed on scales to track their growth.

Music, games, dancing to celebrate healthy living in Northeast Portland Aug. 6

Looking for some fun with the kids that is also good for your health? Come to the Northeast Community Health Fair on Tuesday,  Aug. 6. The free fair will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Northeast Health Center, 5329 N.E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Portland.

Families celebrate partnership, resiliency at annual picnic

Nurse-Family Partnership annual celebration 2013

Everyone needs a helping hand, and for first-time mothers, having a support system during and after pregnancy is crucial. Multnomah County’s Nurse-Family Partnership aims to provide the services low-income and at-risk mothers need to have a safe and healthy pregnancy.

Multnomah County board recognizes Department of Community Justice's probation, parole and supervision staff

Sam Oliver

For more than 20 years, violence and drugs engulfed Sam Oliver’s life.

Art blankets Broadway Bridge for centennial

Tyler Mackie

Tyler Mackie always loved riding her bike over the Broadway Bridge on her way to work.

“It’s a very sort of thrilling moment when you’re biking over the bridge,” she says. “You feel the fresh air, especially in the morning, and if it’s a blue-sky day it’s really wonderful.”

Multnomah, Washington county officials to discuss transfer plan for Area 93 at July 25 meeting

Area 93

Multnomah and Washington county officials will meet Thursday, July 25 to discuss the transfer plan agreement for Area 93 to become part of Washington County.

Multnomah County Board proclaims Americans With Disabilities Act Awareness Day

Americans With Disabilities Act Awareness Day

The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners will honor the signing into law of the Americans with Disabilities Act later this month.

Multnomah County Health Department named LGBT healthcare leader for third straight year

Jeff Cogen at Pride Parade 2013

For the third year in a row, the Multnomah County Health Department has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” in the Healthcare Equality Index 2013.

Legislature makes key commitment to courthouse project

The project to replace the Multnomah County Courthouse took a significant step forward in the recently concluded session of the Oregon Legislature.

SummerWorks jobs program kicks off for young women and men

Having moved to the United States from the Congo five years ago, Roosevelt High School senior Aline Ntibanyerekwa comes from humble beginnings.

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