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What They're Watching: Laura McKeane, AllCare Health

| Apr 13, 2023 | Oregon

Laura McKeane is the director of oral health services at the coordinated care organization AllCare Health, and also chairs Oregon's Health Care Workforce Committee. At our recent 2022 Oregon State or Reform conference, McKeane discussed what needs to be done to address the state's ongoing workforce shortage. She wants to...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Emily Henke, Oregon Public Health Institute

| Apr 13, 2023 | Oregon

Emily Henke, executive director of the Oregon Public Health Institute, told us during our recent Oregon State of Reform conference that her number one priority—like many in the healthcare sector—is supporting the workforce. "I want to redefine who the workforce is in healthcare. I want that to be about function....[ Read More ]

Oregon’s HCMO program provided valuable oversight on major healthcare consolidation initiatives in first year of operation

| Apr 5, 2023 | Oregon

Oregon’s Health Care Market Oversight (HCMO) program has only been operating for a little over a year, but it has reviewed several important transactions in that time, and a new report discusses what other states can learn from its efforts to monitor industry consolidation.   The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reviews...[ Read More ]

Portland nonprofit treating frequent overdoses hopes FDA ruling, legislation can provide greater access to Narcan

| Apr 4, 2023 | Oregon

A Portland nonprofit organization has been rapidly using its supplies of Narcan to treat locals suffering from drug overdoses lately, and needs more access to the drug. Some relief could be on the way through state legislative proposals, as well as a recent ruling from the US Food and Drug...[ Read More ]

Oregon legislature passes bills to address governor’s emergency executive order on homelessness

| Mar 22, 2023 | Oregon

The Senate passed two bills to help address Oregon’s homelessness crisis on Tuesday.     Senators passed the Affordable Housing and Emergency Homelessness Response Package (House Bills 2001 and 5019) with bipartisan support. The bills now head to Gov. Tina Kotek’s desk for her signature. The package is a response...[ Read More ]

Oregon issues first psilocybin license

| Mar 22, 2023 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has issued the state’s first psilocybin license as part of the nation’s first regulatory framework for psilocybin services.      Oregon became the first state in the nation to legalize the adult use of psilocybin on Jan. 1st. The manufacturer license was issued to Satori...[ Read More ]