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The epidemic in our midst: Painkillers, opioids and heroin

What: Learn why opioid addiction has soared to epidemic proportions. A panel of experts will present the latest information about Oregon’s opioid crisis and discuss strategies to overcome this public health epidemic. When: Thursday, Oct. 2, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Where: Oregon Health & Science University Old Library Auditorium, 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland Cost: Free. Event sponsored by the Center for Public Advocacy, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

Media contacts: Christine Anderson, Hazelden, 651-213-4231, canderson@hazelden.org

In Oregon: 24/7 Mara Woloshin, 503-310-4504, mara@woloshin.com; Jean Kempe-Ware, 503-475-8989, kempe-ware@q.com

The epidemic in our midst:

Painkillers, opioids and heroin

A free community conversation sponsored by the Center for Public Advocacy, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

What: Learn why opioid addiction has soared to epidemic proportions. A panel of experts will present the latest information about Oregon’s opioid crisis and discuss strategies to overcome this public health epidemic.

 

When: Thursday, Oct. 2, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 

Where: Oregon Health & Science University Old Library Auditorium, 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland

 

Cost: Free. Event sponsored by the Center for Public Advocacy, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

Why: Oregon leads the nation in abuse of painkillers!

· Prescription drug abuse is 39 percent higher than the national average.

· In 2013, doctors prescribed opioids to almost 1 in 4 Oregonians.

· From 2000 to 2013, the death rate from opioid overdose quadrupled. *

Who: Leaders from law enforcement, public health, addiction treatment as well as a mother whose son is in recovery from addiction.

· Julie Edwards, president and co-founder, West Linn Community Task Force, a nonprofit focusing on drug-free youth, and parent of a son in recovery from opioid addiction.

· Marvin D. Seppala, M.D., chief medical officer, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, and the author of “When Painkillers Become Dangerous.”

· Andrew Mendenhall, M.D., medical director, Hazelden in Beaverton, diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management.

· Kim Mauer, M.D., OHSU, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, who was a pain research fellow at Stanford University.

· Sean Riley, founder and president, Safe Call Now, a 24-hour crisis referral service.

· Dwight Holton, J.D., chief medical officer, Lines for Life, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing substance abuse and suicide.

To RSVP: Register at hazelden.org/oregon or call Kristen Nieman, 503-554-4324.

About the Center for Public Advocacy at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

As the leading voice related to addiction and recovery, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and its Center for Public Advocacy applies the nation’s most extensive expertise and knowledge to shape public opinion, support those who need treatment and resources for their recovery, and change public policy.

About the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. It is the nation’s largest nonprofit treatment provider with a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center. With 15 sites in California, Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Colorado and Texas, the Foundation offers prevention and recovery solutions nationwide and across the entire continuum of care to help youth and adults reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. It includes the largest recovery publishing house in the country, a fully accredited graduate school of addiction studies, an addiction research center, an education arm for medical professionals and a unique children’s program, and is the nation’s leader in advocacy and policy for treatment and recovery. Learn more at www.hazeldenbettyford.org.

About Oregon Health & Science University

Oregon Health & Science University is a nationally prominent research university and Oregon’s only public academic health center. Its hospitals and clinics serve more than a quarter-of-a-million patients every year with innovative care and treatment models based on the latest knowledge available. OHSU brings together patient care, research education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists and community service to improve the health and well being of all Oregonians.

*Note: Statistics are from the Trust for America’s Health, the Oregon Health Authority and the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, SAMHSA

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Learn how Outside In does successful outreach to diverse populations - Free presentation!

When: Wednesday, September 10 from 12:00—1:30pm. Feel free to bring your lunch! Where: Multnomah Building Boardroom at 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. in Portland. Host: Multnomah County Citizen Involvement Committee

Free! Learn how Outside In does successful outreach to diverse populations like homeless youth, Latino day workers, and people with mental illnesses on Wed., 9/10

Expand your outreach toolbox! Join us as Outside In shares its experiences and nuts & bolts strategies for outreach with diverse and underserved populations. Their services include medical care, food, housing, counseling and job training through Virginia Woof Daycare. The presentation will cover Outside In's:

  • General outreach strategies
  • Most successful tools practices
  • Lessons learned
  • Networking will follow

 

When: Wednesday, September 10 from 12:00—1:30pm. Feel free to bring your lunch!
Where: Multnomah Building Boardroom at 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. in Portland.
Host: Multnomah County Citizen Involvement Committee

For more info & RSVP (if possible): Office of Citizen Involvement at 503-988-3450 or citizen.involvement@multco.us

Interpreters will be provided if requested by Wednesday, September 3.

Encourage your colleagues and friends to come by sending them the workshop flyer at https://multco.us/file/35930/download.

Robb Wolfson, Citizen Involvement Coordinator
Multnomah County Office of Citizen Involvement
503-988-3450 | robb.wolfson@multco.us
Multnomah County Building | 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Room 192 | Portland, OR 97214

Tryon Creek Stream Bank Stabilization Project: Construction starts early September

This project will reduce erosion, help stabilize the Tryon Creek stream bank near its confluence with the Willamette River, and improve Tryon Creek water quality. Realigning a portion of the creek and adding boulders and large wood will also protect the Tryon Creek Trunk Sewer.

Tryon Creek Stream Bank Stabilization Project: Construction starts early September

This project will reduce erosion, help stabilize the Tryon Creek stream bank near its confluence with the Willamette River, and improve Tryon Creek water quality. Realigning a portion of the creek and adding boulders and large wood will also protect the Tryon Creek Trunk Sewer.

Construction is expected to start after Labor Day weekend and will continue until early October 2014. The contractor will use SW Stampher Road to access the site with smaller construction vehicles. On two occasions, unloading and transporting supplies to the construction site will temporarily restrict traffic lanes on Highway 43. SW Stampher Road and all driveways will be accessible to residents during construction.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • Standard City of Portland construction hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. There may be work during the same hours on Saturdays if needed.
  • Sewer and other utilities will remain in service during construction.
  • Construction creates noise, vibration and dust and disrupts normal neighborhood activity.
  • The contractor will maintain local access, but you may experience some delays.
  • A variety of factors, including conditions underground, weather, subcontractor schedules, and availability of materials, may cause periods of inactivity.
  • A BES inspector will be on‐site during work hours and may be able to assist you with any immediate needs during construction.
  • Please stay clear of all construction activities. Please keep your children and pets from harm and instruct them to stay clear of all construction activities.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Learn more about this project at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/article/501057.

Thank you for your cooperation during this project. Please let us know if you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues or medical or business deliveries. As always, we’ll strive to provide quick response to your concerns, minimal disruption of your residence or commercial business, and open and honest communication with you throughout the project.

Debbie Caselton

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000, Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-2831

Email: Debbie.Caselton@portlandoregon.gov

Working for clean rivers

Stormwater runoff can impact water quality in rivers and streams. Natural resources, like urban streams, forests, and wetlands manage stormwater naturally to protect water quality, public health, and the environment. Green infrastructure reduces flooding and erosion, provides cool, clean water to our rivers and streams, and adds wildlife habitat and urban green space for healthier watersheds. Learn more at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes.

Fanno and Tryon Creeks Outfall Repair Projects: Construction Ongoing on Fanno Creek project, expected in September on Tryon Creek project

Environmental Services has begun work on one of two stormwater outfall repair projects in SW Portland. These projects will improve stream health in Fanno and Tryon Creeks by reducing erosion, managing invasive species and restoring native plants.

Fanno and Tryon Creeks Outfall Repair Projects: Construction Ongoing on Fanno Creek project, expected in September on Tryon Creek project

PROJECT INFORMATION AND UPDATE

Environmental Services has begun work on one of two stormwater outfall repair projects in SW Portland. These projects will improve stream health in Fanno and Tryon Creeks by reducing erosion, managing invasive species and restoring native plants.

The Fanno Creek project began construction on July 21 and is expected to be complete in early September. Crews are finalizing their work on the outfall in the creek and are nearly finished installing the pipe across Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, which includes work on several manholes. Next, crews will move off of the highway and onto SW 21st where they will remove pavement and install native plants to better manage surface stormwater in the future.

The Tryon Creek project is now scheduled to begin in mid-September, after several schedule changes in the Fanno Creek portion of project extended the schedule. Work on that project should last until the end of September.

For maps, project specifics, and up to date details, you can check out the project websites here:

Fanno Creek Outfall Repair Project: www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/fannooutfall

Tryon Creek Outfall Repair Project: www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/tryonoutfall

ISSUES OF NOTE AND WHAT WE’VE HEARD FROM YOU

  • Traffic Control on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway:
  • When work is taking place in Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, traffic controls will be in place to limit traffic traveling along the highway near the work site. Specifically:
  • Construction on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway will close some traffic lanes. One lane in either direction will be open at all times. Work is expected to be completed on this highway by the end of August.The work will close a short segment of northbound SW Bertha Boulevard, from SW Bertha Court to Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway. The closure will be in effect only during work hours until crews are finished with the work on the highway. The around the clock closure is complete.
  • **Traffic heading to westbound Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway from SW Vermont and Bertha Boulevard should follow the signed detour route or use another route.**
  • **Traffic heading to eastbound Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway from SW Vermont and Bertha Boulevard can take SW Bertha Court.**
  • Travel lanes on southbound/eastbound SW Bertha Boulevard from Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway toward SW Vermont will remain open.Pedestrians should detour around the work site.Road Closure on Bertha Blvd:
  • Even though there is no work planned for SW Bertha Boulevard, a short segment of Bertha will be closed during work hours in order to direct traffic around the work site. Traffic heading west on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway from Bertha Blvd should follow the signed detour route.
  • Traffic Control on SW 35th:
  • Much of the work on this project will take place down near Tryon Creek, off of the road. However, it will take several days for work crews to transport materials down to the creek and do some minor repair work up on the street. During those days, flaggers will be present to help drivers negotiate lane closures. Drivers should expect minimal delays.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • Regular construction hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The contractor may schedule work during the same hours on Saturdays.
  • Construction may create noise, vibration and dust, and may disrupt normal neighborhood activity.
  • Traffic congestion in the area may increase and you may experience delays.
  • You will have access to properties in and near the work zone during work hours, but you may be delayed entering or leaving your street or driveway.
  • On-street parking in or near the equipment storage area and work areas may be prohibited during work hours.
  • Equipment and materials may be stored in or near the work area overnight.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

With questions or comments about these projects or about construction impacts, please contact Becky Tillson at 503-823-2827 or rebecca.tillson@portlandoregon.gov. To be added to an email update list, email Becky with “Outfall Repairs” in the subject line.

Thank you for your interest in these important stormwater management projects.

Sincerely,

Becky

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Becky Tillson

Community Outreach and Information

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000, Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-2827 l Cell Phone: 503-823-6615

Email: Rebecca.Tillson@portlandoregon.gov

Working for clean rivers

The Bureau of Environmental Services works with Portland residents and businesses to protect water quality, public health, and the environment through wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration. Learn more at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes.

Division Streetscape Project Update: August 21, 2014

Environmental Services and the Portland Bureau of Transportation are working together to improve the Division Street transportation corridor, repair and replace older sewers, add green infrastructure to manage stormwater and make sewers work more efficiently, and improve watershed health.

Division Streetscape Project Update: August 21, 2014

Environmental Services and the Portland Bureau of Transportation are working together to improve the Division Street transportation corridor, repair and replace older sewers, add green infrastructure to manage stormwater and make sewers work more efficiently, and improve watershed health.

Grinding and Paving on Division Coming Soon

  • 26th-34th avenues – Scheduled the week of August 25.
  • 34th Avenue-Cesar Chavez Boulevard – Tentatively scheduled the week of September 8.
  • Grinding and paving will occur during regular work hours, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, but the contractor may schedule work during the same hours on Saturday.
  • Get more information at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/article/491779.
  • Go to www.trimet.org/alerts/index.htm for information about TriMet line #4.

 

Revised Detour

During grinding and paving on SE Division Street, west bound traffic will use Division. East bound traffic will be detoured to SE Powell Boulevard at SE 26th Avenue. The city modified the original detour plan to redirect motor vehicle traffic to SE Powell Boulevard in order to avoid conflicts with pedestrians and cyclists using the Clinton Neighborhood Greenway. The Portland Police Bureau has agreed to provide additional traffic enforcement on SE Clinton during the detour period.

 

Construction Schedule

Below is the estimated Division Streetscape construction schedule for the next three weeks. Construction will move from one site to another as crews complete work on each segment. Please be aware that this schedule is subject to change due to conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials.

This week:

  • 35th Avenue and Division, southeast corner – place rock/check dams and install topsoil
  • 32nd Avenue and Division, northeast corner – install liner, place rock/check dams and install topsoil
  • 32nd Avenue and Division, southwest corner – form and pour ADA corner
  • 31st Avenue and Division, southeast corner – form and pour ADA corner
  • 30th Avenue and Division, southwest corner – install liner, place rock/check dams and install topsoil
  • 29th Avenue and Division, southwest corner – place rock/check dams, and install topsoil
  • 29th Avenue and Division, southeast corner – place rock/check dams, and install topsoil
  • 37th Avenue and Division, northwest corner – modification work
  • Asphalt maintenance
  • 33rd Avenue to 38th Avenue, south side of Division – trench patching

 

Week of August 25:

  • 31st Avenue and Division, southeast corner – finish excavation, install liner, and place rock/check dams
  • 26th Avenue to 34th Avenue, along Division – Grinding and paving

 

Week of September 1:

  • 31st Avenue and Division, southeast corner – install topsoil
  • 26th Avenue to 34th Avenue, along Division – Grinding and paving
  • Removing or reinstalling signage
  • Planting will begin, weather permitting

 

Week of September 8:

  • 34th Avenue to Cesar Chavez Boulevard along Division – grinding and paving

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Go to www.portlandonline.com/transportation/divisionstreetscape to see background information and block-by-block maps of the design. To receive email updates for this project, send an email to joseph.annett@portlandoregon.gov with “Division” in the subject line.

Thank you for your cooperation during this project. Please let us know if you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues, or medical or business deliveries. As always, we’ll strive to provide quick response to your concerns, minimal disruption near your residence or business, and open and clear communication with you throughout the project.

Note: For information on the Clinton Green Street and Sewer Project please visit the web page at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/Clinton.

Joe Annett

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th
Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204-3713

Phone: 503-823-2934

Email: joseph.annett@portlandoregon.gov

Tabor to the River Program

This project is part of the Tabor to the River Program, which combines innovative stormwater management techniques with sewer repairs and improvements to stop basement flooding, manage stormwater more naturally, and to restore watershed health. The program area extends from Mt. Tabor to the Willamette River between SE Hawthorne and SE Powell boulevards.

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