By William JA Pinnock & MJ Dunne
OCHIN Grand Rounds is a series where health care professionals and researchers share knowledge through presentations and conversations regarding the current and future state of healthcare. Last week, we had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Luis Manriquez and Dr. Brian Park from OHSU Richmond present on social determinants of health and a model of clinic based community organizing. Please follow this link for access to the presentation.
Luis Manriquez, MD – Dr. Manriquez is a resident in the Family Medicine/Preventive Medicine program at OHSU. As a medical student he founded the Health Equity Circle and has been developing the model since. He is developing a model that bridges clinical practice and public health and situates healthcare within the larger world of public health and health equity. By combining community organizing and health equity the HEC is building the capacity for the next generation of health leaders. He is the proud father of twins, Javier and Frances, and works to make sure the world is good enough for them.
Brian Park, MD – Dr. Park is a resident physician at the Oregon Health & Science University’s combined Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine program. He obtained his MD-MPH dual degree at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, with concentrations in health policy and health disparities. He currently practices at the OHSU Richmond Clinic, a federally-qualified health center serving all residents of SE Portland, with a clinical focus on complex chronic disease management, addiction medicine, and care for communities experiencing homelessness. His non-clinical work has focused on leveraging community organizing, public policy, and healthcare systems transformation to narrow social inequities. His prior research projects have aimed to a) evaluate the impact of innovative delivery and payment systems on underserved populations, and b) develop ways to systematically assess and address the social determinants of health in medical settings. He has served on various public health-focused committees, including those of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Family Medicine For America’s Health, and the Starfield Summit.