Two out of three Oregonians suffer from addiction or know someone who does. SUDs costs Oregon $6 billion annually in health care, lost productivity, and criminal justice expenses. Yet few people with SUDs seek treatment and fewer still receive it. Even after treatment, recovery can be short and relapse is common.
Our panel of experts will discuss the problems, solutions, and obstacles Oregon must consider in order to improve treatment access, integrate SUD treatment into healthcare benefits, and improve chances of a sustainable recovery.Read more
Oregon legislators, health policy analysts and industry experts discussed the barriers to affordable drugs at an Oregon Health Forum breakfast meeting in Portland on Tuesday.Read more
Experts at Oregon Health Forum event said a single-payer system would improve access to care, lower costs and ease enrollment, but would not be easy to implement.Read more
Portland mayor Ted Wheeler will discuss his administration’s approach to ameliorating Portland’s homelessness crisis, followed by a reactor panel of experts.Read more
How can states (and how will Oregon) intervene to moderate skyrocketing drug prices?Read more
Single payer health care has become a salient political issue in recent years.
With the upcoming election season in mind, our panel of experts will discuss the implications of adopting single payer health care versus continuing on with our current system.Read more
Leaders push for bridges, not silos, among providers for the next stage of Medicaid in Oregon.
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Panelists at Oregon Health Forum’s Social Determinants of Health breakfast forum said more data is key to addressing the ways society itself makes people sick.Read more