Advocacy and Health Programs: A Guided Tour
In this webinar, we will learn about the history and progression of advocacy-healthcare partnerships in Oregon; explore bi-directional service models that mutually benefit healthcare providers and advocacy programs; hear from healthcare advocates talk about the successes as well as the challenges they've encountered and discuss health care policy.
Emily Fanjoy is the Health Programs Coordinator at the Tillamook County Women's Resource Center in Tillamook, OR where she coordinates the community based advocate and healthcare partnerships. She facilitates provider and advocate training to address IPV and health intersections in Tillamook Co. and statewide. She was a contributor to the recently released Oregon Guide to Health Care Partnerships and has spoken at several state and national conferences on the experiences and evaluation results of the Tillamook County Safer Futures Project, a project that funded community based advocates in health care settings to reach pregnant and newly parenting women who were victims of IPV from 2013-2017. Her previous work includes D/SV survivor advocacy as well as case management and interpreting in a community health clinic. Emily is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Healthy Homes, Guatemala 2008-2010. She lives in a solar powered cabin and keeps bees with her partner at their homestead.
Erin Widener-Richardson is the health programs advocate for the Tillamook County Women's Resource Center, located at the Tillamook County Community Health Center. Erin started her advocacy career as a volunteer advocate and crisis line responder, serving TCWRC for several years before being hired by TCWRC as a community-based advocate at the Department of Human Services. At DHS she assisted survivors of domestic and sexual violence as they navigated self-sufficiency and child protective services. Currently, Erin's focus is the intersection of IPV and health through advocacy, consultation, and training with primary care and public health medical providers, WIC, home-visiting programs, and school-based health programs. She is dedicated to increasing resiliency and reducing negative health outcomes related to trauma and IPV. Erin loves being in nature and spending time with her three dogs.
Keri Moran-Kuhn is the Associate Director of the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. Since 1991, Keri has been engaged in supporting survivors. Her work began in Ohio, then continued in the Rocky Mountains of Montana and eventually lead her to Oregon in 2000. Keri has been with the Coalition since 2005 in various roles, working on behalf of Oregon's local domestic and sexual violence community-based programs and utilizing her skills advocating for survivors and for the programs who serve them, with state systems as well as nationally. She is the proud mama of three kiddos.