Monday Roundtable Luncheon
The Kaiser Permanente 3 to PhD Wellness Center is a 2,500 square foot space at the new Faubion School + Concordia University, a 3 to PhD Community building, where Kaiser Permanente clinicians provide a full range of primary care services, including medical and dental care. They handle a variety of health needs, from treatment of acute and chronic conditions to prevention services.
This innovative clinic is a collaboration with six core providers, including Kaiser Permanente, Portland Public Schools, Faubion Elementary School, Concordia University, Trillium Family Services, and Basics.
Research shows that children who don’t have access to quality education go on to be less healthy and live shorter lives. A child cannot learn when basic needs—food, shelter, health care, and safety—are not met. To ensure the success of the school and its students, 3 to PhD provides wrap-around services for children and families; providing medical, dental, and mental health services, and partnering with Basics to provide nutrition security with a food pantry within the school.
3 to PhD is pushing each organization to stretch beyond their usual domains, deepen partnerships, and establish shared goals and measures for success. It is breaking down long-standing silos through the development of data sharing, communications, and referral processes. The community-based nature of this work challenges both 3 to PhD and each of the partner organizations individually to embed meaningful community engagement and oversight into the 3 to PhD collaborative.