Oregon Family Impact Seminars

The Oregon Family Impact Seminars connects state policymakers with national experts and the best scientific evidence on topics of current interest. It fosters learning in a nonpartisan, solution-oriented way, with a focus on the impact of policies on families.

As part of OSU’s land grant mission, the seminar is co-organized by the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families and OSU Extension Family and Community Health. Both are housed in OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences.

Seminar Date Topic
FIS 4 September 2019 How Housing Policy Can Make a Difference in Child and Family Outcomes
FIS 3 September 2016 Childhood Obesity:  School and Community Solutions
FIS 2 February 2015 Two-Generation Approaches To Reduce Poverty
FIS 1 January 2001 Helping Families Help Themselves

Contact Information

  • Sally Bowman
  • Associate Program Leader for Extension Family and Community Health
  • Professor Emeritus, Human Development and Family Sciences
    College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University
  • (541) 737-1020
  • bowmans@oregonstate.edu
  • Gloria Krahn
  • Professor and Director of Strategic Initiatives
  • College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University
  • (541) 737-3605
  • Gloria.Krahn@oregonstate.edu
  • Richard Settersten
  • Founding Director, Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families
  • Barbara E. Knudson Endowed Chair and Professor, Human Development and Family Sciences
  • College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University
  • (541) 737-8902
  • Richard.Settersten@oregonstate.edu