5 Things Oregon: Q&A w/Jeremy Vandehey, Suicide prevention bills, ACA subsidy expansion
DJ Wilson | Mar 9, 2021 | Oregon
The Oregon Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals (OFNHP), a union representing over 150 health care professionals, filed a strike notice on Feb. 22 in Bend. St. Charles Health System’s medical technology employees are attempting to negotiate for competitive pay and to adjust to the cost of living in Bend,
Today, Governor Kate Brown announced the prioritization for the next groups of Oregonians to be included in Oregon’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution schedule, including Oregonians with underlying health conditions and frontline workers. Additionally, the Governor announced that Oregon will be receiving vaccination support through new federal staff and resources from FEMA.
Governor Kate Brown extended Oregon’s COVID-19 State of Emergency declaration for the sixth time today as COVID-19 cases start to fall. As many county restrictions are eased, Gov. Brown urges residents to stay vigilant and patient. According to Executive Order 21-05, which extends the State of Emergency: “Although we
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) released a report on Friday detailing the racial inequities and language barriers of COVID-19 care. The report found a significant “inequitable impact” of cases and health care resources amongst many underprivileged communities. Hispanics and African Americans were disproportionately impacted, according to study with less access
On Tuesday, the Public Health Department of the Oregon Health Authority released a new monthly suicide surveillance update for Jan. 2021, which included updated numbers for 2020. The data in the report comes from the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) suicide death data, emergency department and urgent care center
Dr. Louis Picker, associate director and professor at the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute at Oregon Health and Science University, said there is no reason to be alarmed about “breakthrough cases” of COVID-19 after vaccination. A “breakthrough case” is an infection from an illness in which the vaccinated