Public Health Project 

Public Health Resources

ILR launched a Public Health Initiative in 2022 with federal funding. This was done by hiring a naturopathic physician to lead the development of two activities.  Dr. Michelle Williams, ND. is working to expand ILR’s community partnerships with public health departments in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties.  She sits on a variety of advisory boards to better develop an awareness of ILR as a resource for people with disabilities accessing public health services.

General Resources

211: General Social Assistance Information Line
988: Suicide and Crisis Line

Links to local county health departments and phone numbers

Multnomah County Health Department:

Multnomah County General Line: 503-823-4000
24/7 Behavioral Health Line: 503-988-4888
Multnomah County Health Department

Washington County Health Department:

Washington County Crisis Line at 503-291-9111
24/7 Contact Line to Report Public Health Emergency: 503-846-3594
Washington County Public Health
Washington County Health and Human Services

Clackamas County Health Department:

Clackamas County 24/7 Crisis and Support Line:503-655-8585
TTY: 711 or 1-800-735-1232
Clackamas Public Health

UCEDD emergency preparedness:

University Centers for Excellence on Development Disabilities has created an emergency preparedness tool to help those experiencing disability more easily navigate services when another public health emergency or natural disaster occurs.

Please visit the link to the tool Here.

Oregon Health Care 1115 Waiver and Benefits:

Explained in this word document.

Long Covid Information

Long Covid Checklist in Word

OHSU Long Covid Clinic:

Must be referred by a PCP or general practitioner.
Must have symptoms lasting greater than 3 months OR if hospitalized greater than 28 days.

Providence Covid Recovery Clinic:

Must be referred by a PCP or general practitioner.
Must be a member of a Providence Health Plan OR referred by a Providence healthcare provider.
Must have symptoms lasting greater than 3 months OR if hospitalized greater than 30 days.
Phone: 971-326-8718, enter option for Long Covid Patients
Referral Fax: 503-487-3601 (Attn: Covid Recovery Clinic)

Federal resources

The Office for Civil Rights of the Health and Human Services:

If you or someone you know has been discriminated against you may file a complaint with the Office for Civil Right of the Health and Human Services.
How to file a complaint: 

ACL’s PDF document with resources for Long COVID and outreach

In 2023, part of this Public Health Initiative will involve the development and posting of Long Covid Patient Resources available from various sources around the US.  ILR hopes to be able to connect with other CILs to create a national network of CILs advocating for enhanced CIL-based services for consumers experiencing Long Covid symptoms.

For more information, contact us

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