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We Need Your Leadership Now - Urge Our Senate to Support SB 97- Culturally Competent Health Care

The Urban League of Portland needs your help.  People of color do not fare as well as the majority population on a range of health outcomes. SB (Senate Bill) 97 increases cultural competency standards for all licensed health care professionals. This will improve health outcomes for people of color through improved preventative medicine and culturally appropriate care.

SB 97 had a public hearing on February 21st. The Urban League along with other supporters testified in favor of the bill.  The bill needs be passed out of committee so it can move along in the legislative process. It is currently being held up by committee members and could be killed in the committee.

Sign the petition to tell members of the Senate Health Care, Human Services and Rural Health Policy Committee to vote SB 97 successfully out of the Working Committee.   We need to let them know that it's important to have health professionals who can understand, communicate with and provide quality care to all Oregonians.

Our Voices United - Legislative Action Day is coming April 19th! Join us as we stand-up for our community and make our voices heard! For more information visit www.ulpdx.org or call 503-280-2600

Other supporters include:

Portland African American Leadership Forum

People of Color Health Equity Collaborative

The Archimedes Movement

Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon

The Center for Intercultural Organizing

Oregon Action

The Tree Institute

Coalition of Community Health Clinics

The Oregon Bus Project

International Center for traditional Childbearing

Native American Youth and Family Center

African Women's Coalition

Family Forward Oregon

Oregon League of Minority Voters

 Connecting Communities Coalition

This petition was delivered to:
  • State Senator
    Laurie Monnes Anderson
  • State Senator
    Betsy Close
  • State Senator
    Chip Shields
  • State Senator
    Jeff Kruse
  • State Senator
    Alan Bates


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