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2019 Oregon State of Reform Conference: What You Missed

Emily Boerger | Nov 13, 2019 | Oregon

Op-ed: How neglect of community undermines everything we value

| Nov 1, 2019 | Oregon

Michael Rohwer, MD, is the Executive Director of Curandi. He wrote the following op-ed on the importance of community and collaboration in driving change in health care.  Community is the source of all human value; there is no financial, physical or social capital without the human capital grown in communities....[ Read More ]

Georgetown University Report Finds Number of Uninsured Children Now at Highest Levels Since Major Provisions of Affordable Care Act Took Effect

| Nov 1, 2019 | Arizona, California, Oregon

The number of uninsured children increased by more than 400,000 between 2016 and 2018, reversing a long-standing positive trend according to a new report released by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. Nationwide, more than 4 million children were uninsured in 2018. “Recent policy changes and the failure...[ Read More ]

Governor Brown announces committee to address rising health care costs

| Oct 22, 2019 | Oregon

Today, Governor Kate Brown announced the membership of a committee to control the cost of health care for Oregonians. The committee will set an annual target for health care spending growth and recommend enforcement tools to hold the health care system accountable for meeting the target.     “All Oregonians...[ Read More ]

To address obesity, workgroup researchers call for innovation at OHA Metrics and Scoring Committee meeting

Michael Goldberg | Oct 21, 2019 | Oregon

Researchers from the OHA’s obesity glidepath workgroup have drafted a new metric for obesity reduction. Metrics and quality measures are used by the Oregon Health Authority to determine whether Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) are improving the quality of care and making it accessible for the populations it serves.  According to...[ Read More ]

The 2019 Oregon Detailed Agenda is now available!

Laura Lundberg | Oct 18, 2019 | Oregon

The full Detailed Agenda for the 2019 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference in Portland on November 12th is now available! We have carefully crafted these panel topics after a long process of stakeholder engagement that has helped us zero in on the health care policy topics most important...[ Read More ]

Oregon State to help lead effort to make cancer research data more useful and accessible

| Oct 17, 2019 | Oregon

Oregon State University has been awarded $8.8 million to help lead a 3½-year effort to make the volumes of data arising from cancer research more accessible, organized and powerful. Scientists from OSU, Oregon Health & Science University, the University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University and the University of North Carolina...[ Read More ]

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