Tag Archives: OHA

Suicide is a community-wide issue

Sara Scofield doesn’t remembering calling 911 to report her own suicide attempt nearly 20 years ago. All she recalls is the sense of despair and pain she was feeling that day, waiting until she was alone, swallowing a handful of pills — and then waking up in the hospital. Source: Suicide is a community-wide issue

Western Lane Chief named Emergency Systems Administrator of the Year

Chief of Operations Matt House receives statewide recognition. Western Lane Ambulance District (WLAD) Chief of Operations Matt House received recognition this month for his leadership as the recipient of the 2018 Emergency Systems Administrator of the Year Award from the Oregon Health Authority. Source: Siuslaw News | Western Lane Chief named Emergency Systems Administrator of […]
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OHA: Federal immigration rule proposal could impact health access, outcomes

Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen released the following statement in response to Department of Homeland Security’s proposed public charge rule change, which was published in the Federal Register today: OHA is closely monitoring the proposed change to the Department of Homeland Security’s federal public charge rule that could impact access to essential services like […]
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Agency wants more money, staff to protect drinking water

Under a proposal from state health officials, most public water systems — from small housing developments to bigger cities serving thousands of residents — may have to pay higher monitoring fees to the state. Source: Agency wants more money, staff to protect drinking water

Patients, Experts Warn That Plan to Cut Opioids Could Mean More Pain

Oregon is considering a proposal that would force Medicaid chronic pain patients to cut opioids entirely. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only Source: Patients, Experts Warn That Plan to Cut Opioids Could Mean More Pain

Should Oregon taxpayers’ money be used for abortions? Voters decide in November

In November, voters will decide if public money should be used to fund elective and late-term abortions in Oregon by voting on Measure 106. Ballot Measure 106 would prohibit the use of taxpayer dollars to pay for elective and late-term abortions. While supporters say this measure only limits what money could be used for abortions, opponents fear it is […]
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CCOs to Oregon Health Authority: Keep Medicaid local

The boundaries and even operators of the Oregon’s 15 coordinated care organizations could change next year, when the Oregon Health Authority awards new five-year contracts. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: CCOs to Oregon Health Authority: Keep Medicaid local – Portland Business Journal

Oregon’s Medicaid experiment is put to the test, as costs outpace budgets

Early next year, the Oregon Health Authority will issue a call for applications to run the state’s 15 coordinated care organizations, which manage care for 1 million people on the Oregon Health Plan, the state’s version of Medicaid. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: Oregon’s Medicaid experiment is put to the test, as […]
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In response to grim stats, OHA requests $13M for youth suicide prevention

Nearly 17 percent of eighth graders and 18 percent of 11th graders reported they had seriously considered suicide in the past year, according to the 2017 Oregon Healthy Teens Survey. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: In response to grim stats, OHA requests $13M for youth suicide prevention – Portland Business Journal

Officials: mill site, private wells pose no major health risks

Josh Victor owns 26 rental properties near the former Willamette Industries mill site. He was one of about 25 Sweet Home residents who were told Thursday evening that extensive contamination testing indicates the property owned by Linn County is not an environmental time bomb. Source: Officials: mill site, private wells pose no major health risks […]
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