Program # 40038A - Health Promotion Coordination & Capacity Building
Priority: Basic Needs
This Program Offer covers the work currently being carried out by the Community Capacitation Center (CCC). The CCC assists constituents both internally and externally to develop their capacity to promote health in an empowering way across all levels of the socio-ecological model, models empowering health promotion in particular communities, and coordinates this work on a Departmental level.
"Basic Needs" must now include: food, water, shelter and a government worker to empower you regarding your health care. Someone tell Maslow.
We also model what it means to address the social determinants of health by actively promoting health in specific communities, including (but not limited to) the disability community, the Latino immigrant community, and the Maple-Mallory neighborhood in NE Portland. The CCC is currently the only Health Department program with the capacity to respond to particular health promotion needs as they arise, for example, the challenges to health presented by the immigration raids carried out in the summer of 2007.
Program Total: $393,746
The fact that this is "the only program" that can respond to the needs of illegal aliens after an ICE raid only makes me want to eliminate it that much more. Keep in mind that they don't actually provide any real health care, they just "promote" health.