Category Archives: Health Authority (OHA)

Multnomah County leader calls planned state mental health cuts ‘devastating’

Lawmakers in control of the state budget are eyeing multimillion-dollar cuts to county mental health care programs, reductions that advocates and other legislators say are hypocritical and harmful — and based upon flawed assumptions. Source: Multnomah County leader calls planned state mental health cuts ‘devastating’ – oregonlive.com

Kicked to the curb: How the state failed fragile mentally ill Oregonians

Mary’s guardian all but predicted the suicide attempt. Mary, 67, had lived for six years at a locked facility in Medford, where she received close supervision from trained staff for her schizoaffective disorder. But last year, the state of Oregon said Mary no longer needed such intensive care and must move out. Source: Kicked to […]
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers holds public meeting on Willow Creek Dam

The The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites members of the public to attend a town hall about Willow Creek Dam. The meeting is Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Bartholomew Building, 110 N. Court St., Heppner. State and local officials from the Oregon Health Authority and Morrow County Health Department will join Corps […]
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Influenza vaccination rates among health care workers still short of goals

A new state report shows that although health care worker influenza vaccination rates have increased over seven flu seasons, facilities overall continue to fall short of national goals. Source: Influenza vaccination rates among health care workers still short of goals

Local doctor named HPV vaccination champion

The Oregon Health Authority and American Cancer Society recently honored Dr. Stewart Decker with an award of excellence for his promotion of human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination in Klamath County. Source: Local doctor named HPV vaccination champion

Oregon lifts Cannon Beach health advisory over fecal matter in water

The Oregon Health Authority lifted a public health advisory Wednesday, after fecal matter was detected in ocean water at Cannon Beach earlier in the week. State officials issued the advisory Tuesday after water samples showed “higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters,” according to a press release. Source: Oregon lifts Cannon Beach health advisory […]
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Medicaid Insurers Looking At More State Oversight

The insurers that deliver Medicaid-funded health services to nearly 1 million Oregonians will be subject to stricter financial oversight under a bill that’s a signature from the governor away from becoming law. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: Medicaid Insurers Looking At More State Oversight | The Lund Report

Cannon Beach no longer has ‘higher-than-normal risk’ for fecal bacteria, tests confirm

Tests confirm that water near Cannon Beach no longer pose a “higher-than-normal” risk to health for bacteria levels, the Oregon Health Authority said Wednesday. Health officials issued an advisory Tuesday after water samples showed high levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters around Cannon Beach. Source: Cannon Beach no longer has ‘higher-than-normal risk’ for fecal […]
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In Portland Area Medicaid Market, CareOregon Gains Power Behind The Scenes

CareOregon is taking a more prominent position as an insurer for the Oregon Health Plan in the Portland metro area, which has a third of the state’s Medicaid population. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: In Portland Area Medicaid Market, CareOregon Gains Power Behind The Scenes | The Lund Report

Fecal matter in water at Cannon Beach prompts health advisory

State officials issued a public health advisory Tuesday for the ocean water at Cannon Beach, citing higher-than-normal levels of fecal matter in water samples. People should avoid direct contact with the water near Cannon Beach until the advisory is lifted, a news release from the Oregon Health Authority said. Source: Fecal matter in water at […]
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