Category Archives: Health Authority (OHA)

Measles outbreak: Marion County confirms 2nd diagnosis

Measles is a highly contagious virus that spreads through the air and can linger for up to two hours in an enclosed area. Source: Measles outbreak: Marion County confirms 2nd diagnosis – oregonlive.com

Oregon Health Authority confirms second measles case in Salem

The Oregon Health Authority confirmed a second case of measles Tuesday in Salem. Source: Oregon Health Authority confirms second measles case in Salem

FLU SEASON NOT OVER FOR DOUGLAS COUNTY

While winter officially ends Tuesday, influenza season is still in full swing for much of Oregon, including in Douglas County.Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer from the Douglas Public Health Network said reports indicate a potent late flu season with widespread flu activity. Danne Source: FLU SEASON NOT OVER FOR DOUGLAS COUNTY – KQEN News Radio

Deschutes tops region in health rankings; Crook and Jefferson aim higher

County health rankings an opportunity for improvement, not a reason to gloat, health officials say. The three Central Oregon counties placed near the top, middle and bottom of the latest ranking of health by county issued by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. But county and state health […]
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Growing number of toxic algae blooms worries Oregon Legislature

  Oregon lawmakers are scrambling to come up with a long-term plan for detecting and responding to harmful algal blooms in drinking and recreational water supplies. The push follows several recent incidents, including a toxic algae bloom that shut down Salem’s municipal water supply for more than a month last year. Source: Toxic algae blooms […]
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County government hears first reading of ordinance to retain public health authority

The Douglas County government will likely continue to maintain authority over public health services in Douglas County. In November, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners had approved an ordinance that would have transferred the public health authority to the Oregon Health Authority. Source: County government hears first reading of ordinance to retain public health authority […]
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Website offers tools to help Oregonians with gambling issues

The Oregon Problem Gambling Resource website has undergone a remodel to help connect those who may have gambling problems with services and resources to help them. The new website provides a clean, un-cluttered modern design that incorporates improved functionality and enhanced content, officials said. The updated site serves as a platform to highlight resources available for […]
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County government hears first reading of ordinance to retain public health authority

The Douglas County government will likely continue to maintain authority over public health services in Douglas County. In November, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners had approved an ordinance that would have transferred the public health authority to the Oregon Health Authority. The commissioners Wednesday held the first reading of an ordinance that would rescind […]
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Measles update: officials monitor Salem case, await test results

One measles case was confirmed Tuesday in Salem. Here is where we stand on tracking that case. Source: Measles update: officials monitor Salem case, await test results

State hits pause button on chronic pain proposal

Oregon health officials have delayed consideration of a controversial change under the Oregon Health Plan that could have forced many patients with chronic pain off opioids. While chronic-pain patients cheered the development as a sign the agency wanted to back off the proposal, early indications suggest the delay may be more of a speed bump […]
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