Tag Archives: OHA

Bias and unsafe conditions in Oregon’s schools | Guest opinion

If Oregonians had an air quality index for school climate, the 2017 meter would have read “Very unhealthy” across the state and peaked at “Hazardous” in all too many places. Source: Bias and unsafe conditions in Oregon’s schools: Guest opinion

Oregon Education Admin Fired After Harassment, Bullying Complaints

The Oregon Department of Education has fired a high-ranking administrator with little fanfare after mounting complaints about alleged bullying and harassment of colleagues and questions about his attempts to use state education money for a special program in Lake Oswego. Source: Oregon Education Admin Fired After Harassment, Bullying Complaints

A Campaign Contribution Plunges the Front-Runner for the Portland City Council Into a National Debate Over Soda Taxes

Two of the three women of color seeking a City Council seat aren’t signing on. Source: A Campaign Contribution Plunges the Front-Runner for the Portland City Council Into a National Debate Over Soda Taxes

Don’t eat certain fish caught between Sellwood Bridge, Sauvie Island

The new advisory stretches for roughly 16 miles, from the Sauvie Island Bridge all the way to the Sellwood Bridge. Recent studies show some fish in the Willamette River near downtown Portland are more contaminated than previously thought. As a result, state health experts have expanded a health advisory for fish there. Not only are […]
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Mild winter leads to early tick season in Oregon

Tick bite are a concern because many of them carry Lyme disease, which causes fever, headaches, fatigue, joint pain and more. We may have enjoyed a mild winter in Oregon this year, but one downside of that is an apparent early start to tick season. Stephen Heppe, who helps run the Oregon Lyme Disease Network, said […]
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Editorial: Police should have access to medical grow locations

Enforcing the law shouldn’t be unnecessarily complicated. But when it comes to marijuana, the state may need to change the law to avoid needless hassle for law enforcement. Locations of recreational grows are public. Medical grows are not. The Oregon Health Authority says it can’t tell local law enforcement where medical marijuana grows are located. […]
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Opioids And Marijuana – OPB’s Think Out Loud

A recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that states with legal medical marijuana have lower rates of prescribing opioids. Dr. Katrina Hedberg of the Oregon Health Authority tells us what the study means for Oregon. Source: Opioids And Marijuana | Harbor Of Hope | The Lullaby Project | Soul’d Out Suit . Radio | OPB

Don’t buy your prescriptions without some discount

Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine Free Clinic in Oregon City has discovered ways to make most prescriptions more affordable that are available to anybody in Oregon, regardless of insurance. Surprisingly, most doctors and patients are not aware of these resources. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Don’t buy your prescriptions without some discount

State denies Deschutes DA, sheriff list of pot grow sites

The Oregon Health Authority has refused to provide the Deschutes County sheriff and district attorney with a list of medical marijuana grow sites, marking the latest friction over marijuana between local and state officials. On March 13, Oregon Health Authority official Carole Yann told Sheriff Shane Nelson and District Attorney John Hummel the law doesn’t […]
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OHA announces public meetings to help shape the future of coordinated care – State of Reform

The Oregon Health Authority will hold three meetings at the end of April to gather public input about the coordinated care model and the state’s Medicaid reforms. Coordinated care organizations (CCOs) are the heart of the coordinated care model. Source: OHA announces public meetings to help shape the future of coordinated care – State of […]
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