OHSU is  looking at  health care for people with disabilities who are from underserved racial or ethnic groups, focusing on people with physical, sensory and/or intellectual disabilities.  They will study problems with getting health care, and look for ways to help solve these issues.   This project will take three years to finish.

One part of this project is to conduct national focus groups to learn about problems people of color with disabilities have when trying to get the health care they need.   They are conducting the first focus group here in Portland with African Americans, Asians, and Latinos with disabilities so they can share their experiences with accessing health care.

Focus Group Participants Needed

Are you a Person of Color with a Disability?

Who: Persons of color with a disability – Age 22 to 65 (vision, hearing, physical, or cognitive)
: Focus group about your experiences with trying to get the health care you need.
You will attend on one of the following days: Thursday, February 17th from 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM or Friday, February 18th from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Independent Living Resources 1838 NE Couch Street Portland, OR 97232 (Light refreshments will be offered)

You will receive a $40.00 Fred Meyer gift card for your time
Accommodations will be provided with at least 1 week advance notice

To see if you qualify for the focus group or to ask questions:

Please call Danielle Bailey at 503-494-4858 or
email at