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Electronic Portfolio with Environmental Artifacts

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  • 07/16/96 ## * * Give Story: A baby is born to a young woman. It seems to be a pretty normal delivery. The baby is full term. A few months later the baby is brought to the hospital. Their managed care organization is notified and the baby is admitted to the hospital and placed in intensive care. After some time the baby is well enough to be discharged and goes hom.. Less than a month later the baby is backi in the hospital, again the MHO is called; baby is admitted and again ploaced in intensive care. This or a similar episode happens five times. Do you think cultural competence has a place here?
  • 07/16/96 ## * * Just as we observe the every day signs the lives of the people we servemust be considered: We serve the young:he health of a baby symbolizes the health of our future.. But we serve people through out life’s continuim Tell Story of baby in intensive care End story with… Do you think Cultural Competence coould play a role with this situation? If so …why should it?
  • 07/16/96 ## * * 2000 - 25% of U.S. will be of minority groups 2050 - 47.5% of U. S. will be ethnic sub-populations 2050 - 22.9% of population will be elderly 2056 - whites will probably be a minority group sub-populations represented in low-income groups
  • 07/16/96 ## * * Immigrant ant refugee populations are increasing Consider why a people m have to leave their homeland Immigrant - nonresident alien, admitted for permanent residence Refugee admitted outside normal quota restrictions based on fear of persecution because of race, religion, nationalistic, social or political reasons. Example Kosovars - 20,000 entering at Ft Diggs Undocumented persons ( illegal aliens) possess no documentation that allow them to reside legally. Migration - to find work Native American, African American Japanese etc
  • 07/16/96 ## * * Managed Care brought aboutor the Medicaid population n the way we do business to provide health care Intervention - advocates family, decision makers R esponsibility prenatal bare, prventio member educ. All of this to Change behavior chemical depen. Diabetes cancer teen pregnancy
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    • 1. Sheryl M. Stohs Electronic Portfolio 2010
    • 2. Professional Background Resume – Short Format
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    • 8. Environmental Issues of Interest
      • Protecting Waters
      • Climate Change
      • Elimination of Toxic Substances
      • Partnerships
      • Clean Up Superfund Sites
      • Expanding the Conversation of Environmentalism for EJ
    • 9. Newell Creek Landscape Changes: As Seen Through the Eyes of Contemporary Pioneers Sheryl Stohs, Graduate Student, Major Professor: Sunil Khanna, Mentor: John Keeley Environmental Sciences Graduate Program, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon [email_address] Abstract The goal of watershed management is to plan and work toward an environmentally and economically healthy watershed that benefits all who have a stake in it. Using interviews with key informants, this project will focus on landscape changes in Newell Creek Canyon that demonstrate a connection between historical events or changes and social land use. This study will contribute at least one component that would be necessary for appropriate watershed assessment. Narrative experiences states, contemporary pioneers, will help to illustrate this connection. Overview of the Project This project will address one of the issues relevant to watershed assessment and management. That of the examination of historical perspectives. The approach will be taken is ethnographic interviewing of key informants to provide direction and insight to the problem/issue. An ethnographic interview is a research approach that relies on observations, informal interview, and experiences of events and processes. This approach seeks to understand the culture of people or places (Rossman & Rallis, p.67-68). Correlating these interviews with historical data will determine one component that can be quantified or qualified for assessment. The expected results of this research will be to identify significant contributing factors for assessing and managing Newell Creek Canyon landscape changes. This information will then be recommended for further research in order to document historical landscape changes that can be measured and used for strategic planning. Key Issue/Problem: How can we identify landscape changes that have a connection with historical events in such a way that their documentation can be applied to watershed assessment and management? Methodology: The overall approach what will be used is to provide qualitative interviews with specifically informed residents or landowners of Oregon City or areas in close proximity to Newell Creek Canyon. Their unique experiences and expertise have enabled them to identify some of the historical and physical changes that they have witnessed or experienced in the Newell Creek Canyon. These interviews will provide a roadmap for identifying themes and categories to follow up that are related to the research problem. The selection of the population to interview will typically be forum senior citizens with significant experiences within Clackamas County, preferably those over age 70. Mr. J. Hwy 213: The county engineer planned to send it along Newell Creek , as the only alternative to skirt the city. The drainage system would allow this without major problems. Jack Parker, a 1941 civil engineering graduate owned Park Place, next to Newell Creek . He gave the property to the state for the Oregon City Bypass…An access agreement was required to give the State the land. The state design on Newell Creek had to be approved by the Oregon State Highway Engineer, C. Baldock Development followed when speculators took advantage of “inside knowledge” of future transportation routes. By the 1920s estimated more than 50% of Old Growth had been cut down Mr. L . Railroad service began in 1915. The train route was from Oregon City to Molalla, and then to Mt. Angel…At 15th and Main Streets, the train went over a trestle and crossed Newell Creek Canyon. All railroads followed a watercourse, and this was no exception Although the route to the top of the canyon was twice as far, it was the shortest distance to get out of the city due to the steep grade. Mr. M. My daddy called it the “three times a week” (not reliable) train. Mr. M. was able to help find old plat maps showing the route of the Willamette Valley Southern Railroad through and beyond Newell Creek Canyon. Historical Changes Affecting the Landscape  Increase in Population  Removal of Indians from Land (public policy)  Increase in Transportation Needs (economic)  Development of Railroad (technology)  Decrease in Automobile Prices (economic)  Increase in the number of automobiles  Unscrupulous Present of Railroad disappeared with investors’ money.  Railroad declined Effects of Historical Changes on Social Land Use  Increase in Farming and Housing development  Wasting Old Growth trees as natural Resources  Building Roads  Development of faster routes  Increase in Demand for automobiles; decrease in demand for rail transport  More land used for roads and highways  Decrease in willingness to invest in public transportation. Conclusion:  The process for watershed assessment should include examining historical perspectives.  Historical perspectives and human experiences can be termed the “ human resource factor .”  New transportation systems still follow old routes.  The culture of the past still dictates the culture of the present and the future.  Culture of the people is the key component must be considered in order to overcome barriers to environmental planning  Attempts to unify around the Newell Creek Canyon watershed face barriers of unwillingness, lack of understanding, and limited resource capacity for making changes due to past history.  Newell Creek Canyon is an optimum outlet for transportation, development, and natural habitat, therefore, social, ecological and economic competition will remain
      • Common Themes
      •  Transportation followed watercourses
      •  The most efficient way out of the canyon was through Newell Creek
      •  Railroad and Highway Bypass 213 were both “business routes” as well as access to housing developments
      •  Technology made previous transportation routes obsolete
      •  Transportation followed settlement of people (development)
      •  The culture of the past was characterized by
        •  Fear of financial loss
        •  Unscrupulous politics
        •  The Depression
        •  Unethical principles of transportation developers
      Definition of Social Land Use The development of the land for individual, collective, or public purposes . WILLIAMETTE VALLEY SOUTHERN RAILROAD HIGHWAY 213 BYPASS * * * Willamette Valley Southern RR Plat Map Hwy 213 Bypass Plat Map References Cited Rossman, Gretchen B. & Sharon R. Rallis. 1998 Learning in the Field: An Introduction to Qualitative Research . Sage Publications, Inc., Thousand Oaks, California. Railroad Right of Way Oregon Journal - January 31, 1915
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    • 11. Communications
    • 12. Community Partner of the Year
      • Collaborating with communities of color and developing trust gave me a new perspective of how crucial building partnerships is to gaining mutual achievement of goals
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    • 14. Co-Authored Journal Article
    • 15. Health Related Issues & Experiences of the Social Environment
    • 16. Using Cultural Competence to Improve the Health of Low Income Beneficiaries Presented by: Sheryl Stohs Prepared for: HCFA Region X Customer Service Branch Seattle, WA
    • 17. Goal and Objectives
      • Goal: Apply “Best Practices” for Integrating Cultural Competence
      • Improving Health with policy, planning and implementation
      • Keys to Cultural Competence
      • Strategies for Managed Care
      • Exploring Unique Situations
    • 18. The health of a baby symbolizes the health of our future...
    • 19. A Changing Situation - Why We Need Cultural Competence
      • 2000 - 25% of U.S. will be minority groups
      • 2050 - 47.5% of U. S. will be ethnic sub-populations
      • 2050 - 22.9% of population will be elderly
      • 2056 - Whites will probably be a minority group
    • 20. How Did We Get Here?
      • Migration & Immigration
      • Health Care Needs
      • Economics
    • 21. New Approaches
      • Intervention
      • Individual responsibility
      • Behavior changes
    • 22. Keys to Cultural Competence
      • Culture
      • Cultural Competence
      • Steps to Cultural Competence
    • 23. Steps to Cultural Competence… adapted from Cultural Competency Continuum by T. Cross (1989) Cultural Destructiveness Cultural Incapacity Cultural Obscurity Cultural Open Cultural Competence Cultural Proficiency Culture Cultural Competence Steps to Cultural Competence
    • 24. How Does Cultural Competence Work?
      • Cultural Norms
      • Limitations
    • 25. Cultural Norms The 5 W’s...
      • Who
      • What
      • When
      • Where
      • Why
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    • 27. Strategies for Managed Care
      • Policy and Planning
      • The Role of Data
      • Changing Behavior
      • Characteristics of a Successful Strategy
    • 28. Using Prenatal Data
      • Make Comparisons
      • Recognize costs…
      • Ask the right questions...
    • 29. Unique Situations offer Opportunities
      • Seniors
      • Women
    • 30. Best Practices for...
      • Public Administration
      • Managed Care
      • Contractors
      • Use of Interpreters
    • 31. Best Practices
      • Staff
      • Training
      • Advisors & Partners
      • Assessment & Evaluation
      • Meeting Agendas
      • Value Statements
      • Policy Changes
      • Contracting
    • 32. Problem Solving for Effective Leadership
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    • 35. Sheryl Stohs, Ph. D.
      • Continuous Learning in … environmental justice, multimedia, education, assessment, video production, community theater, music, community coaching