Ethnic & Racial Diversity

Hate crimes and bias incidents are on the rise, both in Oregon and nationally. It is up to all Oregonians to make sure that everyone is safe in their community. Click here to view the Oregon Department of Justice website on Bias Crimes
Lines for Life launches new Crisis Line for Racial Equity Support (503) 575-3764. Staffed by BIPOC counselors M-F from 8:30AM - 5:00PM. 

Equity Awareness Tools, Education & Trainings


2020 Study finds large racial/ethnic differences in use of medication for opioid use disorder during pregnancy (summary).

Oregon recommendations for the care and treatment of pregnant and parenting women and their infants (for all women, not culturally specific)

A Practitioner's Guide for Advancing Health Equity - full download available here.

Training Opportunities: 
FREE Anti-Racism Training

Equity By Design - a women-owned small business offering training and resources on combatting racism and prejudice.

Walidah Imarisha, who went to Springfield HS and lives in Portland, does a talk on Oregon’s History and you can find many different lengths if you google her name and OR history. Click play below for the extended 12-minute talk.

Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Resources

Oregon's Cultural Competence Continuing Education Law: OAR 943-090-000 through 943-090-0020 (includes definitions for "culture" and "competence")

OHA Cultural Competence Continuing Education Advisory Committee - for data reports and training resources.

OHA's Health Care Interpreter Resources, Events, Policy, and Laws - includes printable preferred language cards, links to resources, and laws/policies.

Limited English Proficiency (LEP) - a federal inter-agency website; language posters, data and language maps, and interpretation services information.

Frequently Asked Questions
on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Section 1557 - the nondiscrimination provision of the ACA.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - information and technical assistance on the ADA.

Think Cultural Health - a US Health & Human Services webpage on CLAS with tools and trainings.

Crosswalk of Joint Commission Hospital Program and the National CLAS Standards - Each of the 15 National CLAS Standards is presented alongside the applicable Joint Commission standards.

Crosswalk of Joint Commission Ambulatory Program and the National CLAS Standards

The Joint Commission Health Equity webpage - field guides, topics, and resources to advance health equity.

Resources for Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities

Employment Resources

For employment resources in Lane County for BIPOC individuals, check out the Lane County Equity & Access Program here.

Migrant and Immigrant Resources

Integration Network for Immigrants of Lane County is a community organization. View their Facebook here.

Catholic Community Services collaborate to provide low-cost, high-quality legal services to low-income Lane County immigrants, whether long-term community members or recent arrivals. 

Centro Latino Americano empowers Latino families, providing opportunities and generating connections to strengthen our community. Centro Latino Americano has combined with Huerto De la Familia and Downtown Languages.

Local Immigration Lawyers 

Benjamin Beijing Wang
Address: 750 Lawrence St, Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: (541) 484-1811

Molina Law Group
4660 Main St Suite 300 Second Floor, Springfield, OR 97478
(541) 653-8899


Anderson Immigration Law
Address:142 W 8th Ave Suite 109, Eugene, OR 97401
Phone:  (541) 255-2860


Hecht and Norman
Address: 329 E 8th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401
Phone (541) 465-2173

Asian Pacific American
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) produces artistic project opportunities, a resource hub, and Cultural Work Roundups

Latinx Resources
Consejo Hispano -offers Latinx community members holistic programs and the tools to achieve self-determination in the areas of leadership, education, health, advocacy & civic engagement, and financial empowerment.

New GED course in Spanish with USAHello. Click here to be routed to the website with more info. 

Causa - Oregon's Immigrant Rights Organization

Mijente, a political home for Latinx and Chicanx people who seek racial, economic, gender and climate justice.

OHA Launches Facebook in Español

The Oregon Health Authority is working hard to make sure that every Oregonian has easy access to the latest information relating to health, wellness, and the Oregon Health Plan. To better meet the needs of Spanish speaking Oregonians, we are pleased to announce the launch of a new Oregon Health Authority Facebook page exclusively in Spanish. OHA en Español, reflects the value we hold to promote an equitable distribution of information and resources to help individuals reach their full health potential and well-being. Like and share our new Facebook page at: 

Oregon Latino Health Coalition, is dedicated to eliminating health disparities affecting Oregon Latinx through leadership, collaboration and advocacy. Check out their leadership program. 

NW Instituto Latino of Addictions website has information and programs that may be available to you. Please review and ask about eligibility requirements. 

Additional Resources
The Eugene-Springfield NAACP also provides a list of additional resources and organizations for BIPOC individuals in Lane County:

For wrap services in Eugene specifically for BIPOC individuals, check out the NAACP Eugene/Springfield chapter:

Community Care and Support

Living Well Workshops:
Chronic disease self-management program for Spanish-speaking adults with one or more chronic conditions, Tomando Control de su Salud

Peer and Support Groups:

CentroLatinoAmericano, Youth Mentoring Services (En Espanol) Age 11-17. Opportunities for becoming a mentor. For more information click here.

Oregon Counseling and Eugene Therapy are offering a number of pro bono sessions for BIPOC community members and supporters whose mental health has been negatively impacted by recent events. Community members without insurance or without adequate insurance coverage are welcome to contact us for more information by emailing [email protected] or [email protected]

Mutual Aid Models and Resources:
9.3.2020 Oregon Health Authority launched Healthier Together, a tool for people working to advance health equity in our state.  It names 62 strategies along with supporting activities that can be put into action to improve health. 

National Academy of Medicine: Community-Driven Health Equity Action Plans

Oregon Traditional Health Worker Resources - descriptions, training requirements, utilization.

BEAM is a collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists and activists committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities. Their mission is to remove the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing. This is done through education, training, advocacy and the creative arts

Anti-Racism Tools & Resources

The Stanford Anti-Racism Toolkit offers 6 components with activities that will advance racial justice. The components can be explored in any order. The toolkit was developed for Stanford staff but can be accessed by anyone.

The following assessments and tools were developed by Elton Villanueva through the University of Oregon. Please use the guidance document prior to use.
- Black Lives Matter Self-Assessment "Does America Have a Dominant Culture of Racism?"
- Black Lives Matter Feelings Inventory
- BLM Feelings Inventory "How Do You Feel About BLM?" 
- white supremacy culture, a list of characteristics that show up in our organizations and antidotes to change these practices.  

30 Things to Create An Anti-Racist Workforce

100 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice

Black Lives Matter

Schooling/ Education Resources

Scholarships for African American and Black Students, this guide provides a list of notable college scholarships available for African American and Black students

Oregon Migrant Education Services for eligible migrant students. Some services include  Identification & Recruitment, Record Exchange, Family Involvement, Bi-national Programs, & Educational Best Practices.
- View the Lane Education Service District Migrant Education Program page here. 

Talking About Race, Books & Podcasts

Talking About Race:
Know the data - 2019 Lane County Community Health Status Assessment with demographic dashboards.

Racial Identity Development - National Museum of African American History and Culture

Are your kids too young to talk about race? - guidance poster by age.

Oregon Commission on Black Affairs - Open statement to communities and policymakers statewide

LaneKids -

Talking about Race -


"13th" - critical documentary on Netflix providing a history lesson on the US's criminalization and imprisonment of African Americans from the slave trade through modern times. Age appropriate for teenagers and adults. 

If you experience trouble or difficulty during or after viewing the above film or other films that depict racial trauma the following article from Northwestern may help. Click here to read "Racial Trauma in Film: How Viewers Can Address Re-Traumatization".

Zahra Barnes writes on "44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive in This Country"

 Ibram X. Kendi has several books for adults, young adults and babies to move people to being antiracist.
• Stamped from the Beginning
• How to be an Antiracist
• Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You (Young adult)
• Antiracist Baby (Children)

Layla Saad
Me and White Supremacy: A 28-Day Challenge to Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor.
This book assists white people in understanding white privilege and participation in white supremacy, so that they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on black, indigenous and people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.

Ijeoma Oluo
So You Want to Talk About Race
This book offers a framework to think about race, the words to talk about race, and importance of listening to People of Color about their experiences of racism, and the tools to begin to deconstruct and dismantle both everyday and systemic racism.

Robin DiAngelo
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
This book helps white people to unpack and understand whiteness and white culture as a social, cultural, and political construct. It offers tools, language, and an imperative for change.

Jeff Olivet, Amanda Andere, Marc Dones, Brittani Manzo, and Jessica Venegas
A Brief Timeline of Race and Homelessness
This resource lays out the history of the connections between race and homelessness in the United States and is intended to inform the work ahead in pursuit of racial equity.

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Code Switch on NPR

Unlocking Us with Brené Brown

For additional suggestions visit Forbes Magazine

The executive summary below was developed by the Ethnic and Racial     
Diversity task team and includes major conclusions and stress/loss
points that this population has experienced due to COVID.

Read the Executive Summary here.
thank you, languages

Thank you to everyone who contributed their time and expertise to develop this toolkit for the community.

• Elton Villanueva, Oregon Department of Human Services, Family Coach, Self-Sufficiency Program
• Ibrahim Coulibaly, NAACP President and BOLI Senior Civil Rights Investigator
• Katherine Fisher, Oregon Family Support Network Family Partner
• Leilani Brewer, Lane County, LaneCare
• Lucy Zammarelli, Lane County, LaneCare Supervisor
• Mark Harris, Behavioral Health Equity Consultant
• Mo Young, Lane County Equity and Access Coordinator
• Terrance Killian, Relief Nursery

If you have suggestions or questions about this page please feel free to contact Lucy Zammarelli at 541-520-4702 or via email at [email protected]

A Lane County List of BIPOC MH Providers
This document was created with the purpose of compiling a list of all therapists in the community that identify as:
1. ‘Black, Indigenous, People of Color’ (BIPOC) or have an ethno-cultural background that is marginalized in the U.S.A.
2. Therapists that provide services that are affirming towards the above.

Local Black-Owned Business Directory