SOME Hosts Students for 2022 National Policy Process Seminar Winter Session

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February 27th, Prof. Jennifer Allen and the graduate students from the Mark Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University, visited So Others Might Eat (SOME) for the second session of the 2022 National Policy Process Winter Session. The National Policy Process is a weeklong speaking engagement series where students learn more about policy change in DC. Part of the curriculum for the Masters of Public Policy (MPP) and Masters of Public Health (MPH) at Portland State University is to come to Washington to tour various agencies and organizations to learn about the policy process as it relates to addressing poverty.  

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Twice a year, SOME representatives address the Portland State students and explain the breadth and depth of SOME’s work and SOME’s method of addressing the root causes of generational poverty and inequity.  During the February 2022 session, Daryl Wright, Vice President of Emergency Services, and President and CEO of SOME, Ralph Boyd, walked through SOME's fully integrated and collaborative social change/impact model that is grounded in the social determinants of health, trauma-informed care, and person-centered policy making. 

SOME has been a partner of Portland State University and the National Policy Process Seminar since 2015.