Tuality to offer new community education program

February 06, 2014

For immediate release
Contact:  Gerry Ewing / 503-681-1654

The Tuality Healthcare Community and Clinical Education Department is pleased to announce a new educational program called Community Teaching Community. The goal of the new program is to provide an avenue for community leaders, professionals and experts to share their knowledge and expertise with the community.

Tuality will play host to these teaching events, which must have a health education or personal/community well-being focus. Examples of potential events, speakers and topics are:

  • A police officer teaching a class on personal and home safety.
  • A local chef conducting a healthy cooking class.
  • A financial planner discussing how to handle your finances during stressful times.
  • A public health nurse providing guidance on childhood immunizations and how to stay “flu free” during flu season.
  • An athletic trainer describing how to craft a fitness program, or how to prepare your child for school sports.

A grant from the Tuality Healthcare Foundation will provide a $25 per day stipend for the event presenter. The department will need to review and approve presentation materials. Room space and presentation equipment will be provided. The department will also market and advertise the event.

Presenters will be responsible for submitting materials in advance for approval and providing a backup presenter in case of illness. In the case of a series of events or classes, the presenter will need to review and sign a Community Volunteer job description/agreement, submit to a criminal background check and wear a Tuality ID badge that says “Volunteer Community Instructor.”

For more information, or to discuss education event ideas, please contact Susan Downs, Clinical & Community Education manager, at, or 503-681-1768.