PAST EVENTS

PAST EVENTS

January 22, 2020: Legislative Session Will Be Short But Not All Sweet

The Oregon Legislature will hold a short session this year, with fewer bills on the table than last year. But ...
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December 12, 2019: Schools Need More Mental Health Resources

Mass shootings tend to dominate the headlines when it comes to trauma in schools. But many children also struggle with ...
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November 19, 2019: Is Oregon Ready For Universal Care? Maybe. But Does It Have The Will For Radical Change?

Oregonians might be ripe for statewide tax-funded universal health care, but it’s going to take political creativity and backbone for ...
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January 22, 2020: Legislators Take the Stage

On February 3, the Oregon Legislature will convene for a short 35-day session. Once again, health care bills will rise ...
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October 17, 2019: Trillium Signs Hundreds Of Deals in Portland-area Medicaid Market

Trillium Community Health Plan appears to be breaking down barriers in the Portland area. The for-profit insurer, which has faced ...
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September 25, 2019: Oregon’s Mental Health Systems Needs Repair, Panelists Agree

Oregon’s behavioral health director thinks it’s time to improve Oregon’s behavioral and mental health care system. Steve Allen, hired as ...
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June 19, 2019: Broad Action And Self Awareness Can Reduce Racial Inequities In Health Care, Panelists Say

Language, education, income and housing all play a role in the health care disparities in Oregon, panelists at a health ...
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May 31, 2019: Lack Of Affordable Housing Is Biggest Cause Of Homelessness, Expert Says

By Allan Brettman “Homelessness is caused by a lack of housing, full stop.” It really is that simple, Dr. Margot ...
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April 23, 2019: Society Works To Prevent Deaths From Disease, Cars – So Why Not Guns, Panelists Ask

By Alan Brettman Society expects health professionals, government officials and lawmakers to take action to reduce public health risks from ...
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April 10, 2019: T.R. Reid — U.S. Could Provide Health Care For Everyone State By State

by Allan Brettman Industrial nations worldwide offer universal health care in several forms, while the United States lags and may ...
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