Barton Robison

Barton Robison is the Co-Leader of the Oregon Health & Outdoors Initiative, a cross-sector partnership aimed at improving health equity outcomes in Oregon. He knows firsthand the healing powers of nature and is passionate about removing access barriers so that all Oregonians can know the benefits of time in green space. Throughout his career, he has worked in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors on reducing achievement gaps for underserved and underrepresented communities. His most recent projects include co-authoring the Green Infrastructure & Health Guide, produced in conjunction with the national Green Infrastructure Leadership Exchange, and working with a group of Oregonians with spinal cord injuries to develop policy recommendations and design considerations for accessible camping facilities in conjunction with the Oregon State Parks Department. In addition to his work with the Initiative, Barton also works with Portland’s intravenous drug using community at the country’s second-oldest syringe exchange clinic and volunteers with Habitat for Humanity. He recently completed his Master of Public Administration degree with a focus in Natural Resource Management at Portland State University.


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