Community briefs


Get involved with local health care through council

Clackamas County commissioners are seeking five volunteers to serve on the county’s community health council.

Membership requirements are guided by council bylaws and federal regulations. At this time, representation is needed from patients/clients served by Clackamas County Community Health’s primary care or behavioral health clinics. Parents and guardians of patients are also eligible for membership.

The council and the board of county commissioners are responsible for oversight of a federally funded grant that provides primary care, dental and behavioral health services to residents of the county. Council duties include working closely with staff to review and recommend service priorities for patients, determining program policies and providing fiscal oversight.

To achieve a balance and countywide representation on the council, applicants from various geographic areas in the county and various ethnic groups are encouraged to apply. The council meets monthly from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Interested individuals who meet the criteria outlined above are asked to complete an application form. Application deadline is Oct. 17.

For more information or to apply, call 503-742-4353 or visit

OMSI’s new exhibit— Clever Together

The bilingual exhibit, Clever Together: Our Everyday Choices, is the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s latest permanent installation.

The instillation will host a special opening on Oct. 7 and will be on display in conjunction with OMSI’s newly transformed Earth Science Hall for the next eight years.

The exhibit encourages visitors to make more sustainable decisions by weighing the impact of their choices in three ways: environmental, economic and social. The Clever Together experience is based on the idea that being sustainable requires being aware, and that the smallest action can make the biggest impact when made by the hundreds, thousands or even the hundreds of thousands.

The exhibit is accompanied by OMSI’s new Local Voices, Clever Choices community outreach campaign — also bilingual — which incorporates a variety of digital and traditional communication mediums.

Community members are invited to go online at to see local stories about sustainability, share their own stories and participate in challenge-based games where they can earn badges representing the top 10 actions individuals can make to support their local economy, environment and community.

The price of the exhibit is included in paid museum admission. Members are free.

For more information, visit