SOME Hosts Students for 2022 National Policy Process Seminar Winter Session

February 2022 PSU National Policy Process Seminar 1On February 27th, Professor 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, during which students learn more about how policy change works in Washington, DC. Part of the curriculum for the Masters of Public Policy (MPP) and Masters of Public Health (MPH) at Portland State University is to visit Washington, DC, and tour various agencies and organizations to learn about the policy process specifically as it relates to addressing poverty.

Twice a year, SOME representatives address the Portland State University 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.

February 2022 PSU National Policy Process Seminar 2 Ralph Boyd Daryl WrightDuring the February 2022 session, Daryl Wright, SOME Vice President of Emergency Services, and Ralph Boyd, SOME President and CEO, walked through our 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.