It’s We Give Back Wednesdays time again! During the month of March, we’re donating 10% of our sales on Wednesdays to North by Northeast Community Health Center, the only medical clinic in Oregon focused on African American health. North by Northeast is a non-profit organization providing welcoming, high-quality health care to uninsured and OHP-covered adults. They work to improve health outcomes and advance health equity by offering primary care services focused on chronic health conditions affecting the local African American population.
North by Northeast Community Health Center was founded by a Pentecostal pastor and a Jewish doctor who met in 2005 as a result of the Gulf Coast hurricanes and joined in partnership to address the health needs of residents of their North and Northeast Portland community. They provide primary care services, including gynecologic examinations, treatment for minor illnesses and injuries, and immunizations and ongoing care for chronic health conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. They also provide health education in the community, blood pressure screenings, health insurance enrollment assistance, and a barbershop blood pressure program.
North by Northeast is a safe and welcoming place, one where people find medical care that meets their needs in a culturally respectful way. Check out the video above for an example of the impact of their work, then be sure to shop with us on any Wednesday in March to ensure that a portion of your purchase goes to North by Northeast. Follow their work on their website, Facebook, and Twitter.