Category Archives: Health Authority

Lacking treatment, more end up on streets

Addicts, mentally ill have few options for housing, panelists agree at Portland Business Alliance forum. The homeless crisis in Portland and other cities is exacerbated by a lack of treatment options for people living on the streets with substance abuse and mental health problems, according to Dr. Andrew Mendenhall, the senior medical director of substance […]
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Pendleton among sites for new methadone clinics

The Oregon Health Authority is using federal grant money to open more treatment centers for people struggling with opioid addiction. Experts say one of the most effective ways to help is to combine counseling with drugs that help ease the effects of withdrawal. Source: Pendleton among sites for new methadone clinics | My Columbia Basin

Deschutes County marijuana review brushes up against state agencies

Letters to state agencies as for more information on medical marijuana impacts. Deschutes County’s effort to revisit and refine its regulations for growing marijuana could put it at odds with a couple state agencies. Source: Deschutes County marijuana review brushes up against state agencies

Now see health department inspection reports online

The Oregon Health Authority has launched a new web portal that will allow people to find inspection reports for facilities like restaurants, swimming pools and hotels. “For the first time people can get inspection results for every licensed facility in the state,” said David Martin, Foodborne Illness Prevention Program coordinator at the OHA Public Health […]
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Salem mom warns others after baby’s sudden meningitis death

Summer Poff knew something was wrong with her 7-month-old son, Blaize, early in the morning on May 11. He was fussy, feverish and wouldn’t go to sleep. The Salem mom tried to soothe her baby and gave him Tylenol, but at 3 a.m, she knew she needed to take him to the hospital. Source: Salem mom warns […]
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Multnomah County tackles mental health in schools: ‘It’s important we reduce stigma’ 

Earlier this year, a statewide study showed Oregon is above the national average for the number of teens dealing with depression and having suicidal thoughts. To help those students, Multnomah County is now offering services to teens in 40 schools, whether it be having someone to talk to or finding a place to get more serious […]
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First case of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce recall reported in Oregon 

coli linked to romaine Source: First case of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce recall reported in Oregon | KPIC

Methadone clinic comes to Pendleton

The local battle against opioid addiction is ramping up.A methadone clinic will open in Pendleton as soon as regulatory hurdles are cleared. The Pendleton Treatment Center will offer methadone and Suboxone — two medications used to combat addiction to prescription painkillers and heroin. Source: Methadone clinic comes to Pendleton

Oregon Health Authority to expand opioid treatment facilities to rural communities

As the nation faces a crisis with opioid abuse, those struggling with addiction in rural Oregon will soon have more access to treatment. The Oregon Health Authority is allocating federal grant money to opioid treatment programs in parts of the state that didn’t have services available. Source: Oregon Health Authority to expand opioid treatment facilities […]
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Here’s the lowdown on Oregon’s 15 CCOs

As the Oregon Health Authority embarks on the next contracting process for Medicaid delivery, we thought an overview of the current contractors might be useful. To that end, we’ve assembled a detailed look at the state’s 15 coordinated care organizations. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: Here’s the lowdown on Oregon’s 15 CCOs […]
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