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(2 days ago) 2 days ago · Incentivizing Health. The county's Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program is trying to make that system of referral easier by offering $100 cash gift cards to those receiving their first shot, $50 to those receiving their second, and $50 to those who bring a …

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(4 days ago) The Skanner News Published: 14 September 2019 . WASHINGTON, DC – The National Collaborative for Health Equity has appointed Dr. Gail Christopher, former vice president and senior advisor at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, as its new executive director.

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(6 days ago) Contrary to the private health insurance plans available through the Affordable Care Act, you can apply for OHP at any time, however, members do have to renew their benefits once every year. Renewal dates are unique for every person and not everyone renews at the same time. Oregon Health Authority has been mailing letters to everyone who is due to renew as a reminder, complete with

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(2 days ago) U.S. health officials on Tuesday reported a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and said it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern. At least 62 cases have been confirmed in 22 states this year, and at least 65 additional illnesses in those states are being investigated, according to the Centers for Disease Control

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Housing Discrimination Is a Hidden Cause of Health Disparities

(2 days ago) Researchers say housing segregation has a negative impact on health. This is true particularly for African-Americans, who studies consistently show are most likely to live apart from other racial-ethnic groups. Segregated black neighborhoods tend to be po

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(8 days ago) The MIKE Program (Multicultural Integrated Kidney Education Program), www.mikeprogram.org, is a charitable organization that paves the way to a healthy future, empowering youth to be lifelong daily ambassadors of health helping realize a vision of all young people meeting their potential in vibrant good health as citizens of a vibrant strong

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Multnomah County and Partners Team Up for Teen Health

(1 days ago) The Federal Office of Adolescent Health will fund 60 locations throughout the nation, giving each project $1.25 million per year for five years. Kim Toevs, manager for the STD program within the Multnomah County Health department, said this grant …

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(8 days ago) Black Health Matters and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Partner to Convene Nation's Largest Black Health Forum . Community invited to hear from nationally-acclaimed experts on chronic disease, mental health, fitness, wellness and more

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(9 days ago) Terrell Johnson was shot at SE Flavel MAX station on May 10, 2017, while experiencing a mental health crisis . New Portland School Board Chair and Vice Chair Discuss Problems, Opportunities of Coming Year. In-classroom instruction, district redrawing, and bond money for Black students suggest busy academic year.

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(2 days ago) Republicans' latest health care plan would create winners and losers among Americans up and down the income ladder, and across age groups. It would give consumers more responsibility for their insurance choices, a goal long held by conservatives who argue that's key to a true health care market. Younger adults and healthy people in the solid middle class may find more agreeable options.

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(8 days ago) The health system will also sponsor access to the film for up to 100 students from Washington charter public schools Rainier Valley Leadership Academy and Summit Sierra High School. Students are also invited to participate in the panel to inspire them to pursue careers in medicine and hear first-hand from Black physicians about their journeys.

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(1 days ago) Health officials advise three rules for consuming shellfish: check the state’s safety maps before harvesting, chill shellfish immediately and cook at 145° F for 15 seconds to kill bacteria. Shellfish should be gathered as the tide goes out. Any shellfish exposed to the sun for …

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(1 days ago) Cities Declare Racism a Health Crisis, But Some Doubt Impact. Efuru Flowers, a co-founder of Black Women Rally for Action, poses for photos Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Los Angeles. A growing number of cities, counties and states across the country have declared racism a public health crisis. Flowers called Los Angeles' declaration problematic.

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(5 days ago) For nearly a decade, Black Health Matters (BHM) has worked with a wide range of partners to raise awareness around chronic disease, mental and physical health and fitness and wellness in the Black community. In 2021, BHM announced a new partnership with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (Kappa) to

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(5 days ago) In 2014, Campbell began his medical training at Ohio State, pursuing a calling that is arguably in his blood: His mother, Lucile Adams-Campbell,M.D., is an epidemiologist currently serving as associate director for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research at Georgetown University.

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(8 days ago) The Community Health Council, a 51% patient majority governing board, partners with the Board of County Commissioners to ensure our community receives affordable and quality health care services. Chair Kafoury on Monday accepted the appointment of Wheatt-Delancy, who has led the clinic system as interim director since January, when former

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(5 days ago) Legacy Health announced today it will expand its executive team with the internal promotion of two senior leaders. Bryce Helgerson, who most recently served as president of Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, has been named as chief integration officer (CIO) and Trent Green, who most recently served as president of Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Unity Center for Behavioral Health

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(2 days ago) King County Executive Ron Sims this week joined with health care leaders to launch a Health Care Coalition for emergency preparedness. The coalition includes 20 organizations that together encompass a broad swath of the area's public and private health care system.

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(1 days ago) Jamie Caulley, DPT, Providence Physical Therapist and Senior Health Program Clinical Liaison and Colleen M. Casey, PhD, ANP-BC, Associate Clinical Director for Providence Senior Health Program Published: 27 August 2020 . Staying healthy as we age takes extra care.

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(6 days ago) The health agency, together with the Oregon Health Policy Board, is winding down a tour of eight meetings across Oregon, and spokeswoman Patty Wentz, at left, says there are new ideas on the table. "As we now are well aware health care costs are skyrocketing out of control, whether that's for businesses or families, or for the state," she says.

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(2 days ago) VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — An outbreak of COVID-19 traced to a patient floor at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center has sickened at least 10 patients and four employees in the last few days, according to hospital and public health officials. The hospital has …

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American Academy of Pediatrics: Racism Harms Children’s Health

(8 days ago) The organization of 67,000 pediatricians, which is committed to optimal physical, mental and social health and well-being for infants, children, adolescents and young adults, recently issued a policy statement declaring that “racism is a social determinant of health” with a profound impact on the health status of children, adolescents

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(7 days ago) Preserving health care benefits for those 'presumed innocent' is the 'right thing to do' “Individuals involved in the justice system often have unique health care needs, and we need a strong federal-state-local partnership to address them.

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(2 days ago) COVID-19 has claimed three more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 86, the Oregon Health Authority reported. There were 51 new cases of COVID-19 reported, bringing the state's counted total to 2,177. The Oregon Department of Corrections reported that 12 staffers and 13 prisoners have tested positive for COVID-19.

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(2 days ago) According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks, while those with more severe illness may take three to six weeks to recover. In the Mideast, the vast majority of the nearly 10,000 cases are in Iran or involve people who traveled there. Iran announced another increase in cases Wednesday to 9,000.

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(8 days ago) Previous health disparity reports focused on health conditions and deaths, but this new report also factored in the social determinants of health like poverty and geography, giving a holistic assessment of peoples’ lives. The analysis paints a clear picture - racism is a public health issue.

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(7 days ago) Health officials said if possible we should avoid visiting people who fall into that vulnerable category to reduce the risk of them acquiring the virus. Officials said they are not recommending any extraordinary measures for healthy adults other than the standard preventive behaviors of washing hands and covering mouths and noses with coughing

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(Just Now) Health Share was founded and continues to be governed by eleven health care organizations serving OHP members: Adventist Health, CareOregon, Central City Concern, Clackamas County, Kaiser Permanente, Legacy Health, Multnomah County, Oregon Health & Science University, Providence Health & Services, Tuality Health Alliance and Washington County.

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(6 days ago) The Oregon Health Authority says a portion of the increase is due to an outbreak in Union County in the rural northeastern part of the state, where 99 people tested positive for COVID-19. A number of cases are associated with the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Union County, said Dr. Paul Cieslak, medical director for infectious diseases and immunizations at the Health Authority Public Health

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(1 days ago) Thursday, April 16, FamilyCare Health is donating $2 million dollars to 14 Portland based community organizations totaling 17 community programs equaling $1.6 million dollars. In addition, they will be contributing to four community groups in Lebanon, Ore. totaling $400,000.

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(8 days ago) (NNPA) - Is the passage of health care reform a foregone conclusion? At this writing, Democrats lack enough votes in the House of Representatives to pass even a watered-down version of the initial legislation because, on the left, there is opposition to the absence of a public option and because, on the right, there are objections to market manipulations.

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(4 days ago) Legacy Health Published: 03 September 2019 . PORTLAND, Ore. – On Tuesday, September 3 Legacy Health announced the appointment of Melissa Eckstein, MSSW, MBA, LCSW, as the new president of Unity Center for Behavioral Health effective September 30.

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(2 days ago) The Oregon Health Authority's website said test results for eight people are pending. Brown said 86 people are being monitored. A total of 226 people completed being monitored without developing symptoms or were determined to have no risk, the health department website said. Follow Andrew Selsky on Twitter.

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(2 days ago) Speaking superficially of the conditions of poverty, poor health and false resolutions that many Black Americans have had to resort to--they do so to quell their inability to rise to their potential. It happens in other ways, harmful ways such as righteous rage, despair and modified hopes.

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(9 days ago) The Drug Addiction Treatment & Recovery Act (DATRA) pushes for "a humane, cost-effective, health approach" in a state that ranks near the bottom in providing access to addiction treatment services. Measure 110 would downgrade possession of small amounts of heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine to a non-felony Class E violation, with a maximum fine of $100.

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OHSU, Moda and Legacy Partner to Address Oregon Health

(4 days ago) International health equity expert from Harvard, David R. Williams, Ph.D., M.P.H., will make a presentation about health inequalities Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. at Maranatha Church (4222 N.E. 12th Ave., Portland 97211). This event is part of an annual lecture series created to honor Dr. DeNorval Unthank, (1899-1977) a physician and civil rights activist, who for many years was the only

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(3 days ago) A discussion will follow the film featuring speakers Michelle Berlin, M.D., M.P.H, Director, OHSU Center for Women's Health, Blair G. Darney, Ph.D., M.P.H, Assistant Professor, OHSU School of Medicine and OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, and Yareli Cornejo-Torres, PSU public health major and Build Exito scholar.

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(9 days ago) In a released statement, Providence Health & Services has acknowledged the profound impact racism has on health. The healthcare organization announced its commitment to working alongside the community to address these deep systematic injustices. As part of their response to become a more equitable and just organization, the Providence Portland Service Area Advisory …

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(3 days ago) U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Thursday announced the COVID-19 Racial and Ethnic Disparities Task Force Act, legislation to bring together health care and other policy experts, community-based organizations, and federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial leaders to confront the racial and ethnic disparities of the coronavirus pandemic head-on.

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(5 days ago) During his first two days in juvenile detention, Fair refused to eat any of his meals and remained isolated in his cell, the state report says. He was seen by Project Respond, the mobile mental health crisis team for Multnomah County, on Sept. 16 and their recommendation was that he be hospitalized immediately.

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(1 days ago) The findings confirm a disturbing pattern of inequitable distribution of trees that has deprived communities of the health and other benefits that sufficient tree cover delivers. In fact, neighborhoods where there are mostly of people of color have 33% less …

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Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare Provides Mental Health

(7 days ago) Cascadia is committed to raising awareness of mental health, breaking the stigma surrounding mental illness and teaching the community how to help those in crisis as part of the organization’s goal to provide whole health care for all.

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(5 days ago) The health care bill for which President Barack Obama has vehemently fought almost since Day One at the White House has finally passed both houses of Congress and was headed to his desk for his signature this week. As Congressional Black Caucus members celebrated the 219-212 vote, the President put the historic moment in perspective on Sunday

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(Just Now) However, health officials warned that Oregon, along with many other states, still lacks adequate testing capability to isolate and quash pockets of outbreaks of the coronavirus. Brown told reporters at a virtual news conference that around 8,000 tests are now being conducted weekly and that number will need to more than double.

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Rep. Adams and Rep. Underwood Launch Black Maternal Health

(5 days ago) In April, during National Minority Health Month Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduced legislation recognizing the inaugural Black Maternal Health Week. In effort to raise awareness about the growing problems around Black maternal health.

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(5 days ago) Health care provider Kaiser Permanente said Sunday its chairman and CEO, Bernard J. Tyson, has died unexpectedly at the age of 60. Tyson was the first African American to head Kaiser Permanente as CEO when he took that position in 2013 after filling a …

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(Just Now) Behavioral Health Access. Rep. Tawna Sanchez (D-Portland) HB 3069 implements “988” as an alternative to 911 when someone is suffering or reporting a mental health crisis. The bill was amended into HB 2417, which expands crisis stabilization services and expands rapid mobile response networks of care in the state.

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(2 days ago) Health officials in Oregon’s most populous county said Monday they strongly recommend that people wear masks in all indoor public spaces regardless of vaccine status. Multnomah County officials said in news release that the advisory was issued in response to COVID-19 cases increasing largely because of the highly-contagious delta variant.

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