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$22 million in grant funds will be available to Oregon child care providers this winter

| Sep 23, 2022 | Oregon

Oregon child care providers will have an opportunity to apply for funding this winter through the Child Care Capacity Building Fund (CCCBF).     CCCBF Co-Chairs Amy Powers and Courtney Helstein discussed the grant program during a House Interim Committee on Early Childhood meeting on Wednesday. Powers said the state...[ Read More ]

New OHSU study reveals breakthrough infections increase immunity to COVID-19

| Sep 23, 2022 | Oregon

Vaccine boosters and breakthrough infections following vaccination both provide a substantial and potentially pandemic-breaking immunity against COVID-19, according to new laboratory research from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).     The study, published Wednesday in the journal Med, is the latest in a series of OHSU discoveries using blood...[ Read More ]

While Ballot Measure 110 offers Oregonians charged with drug crimes a treatment option in lieu of prison, many are no-shows for court

| Sep 21, 2022 | Oregon

While the passage of Ballot Measure 110 in 2020 offered Oregonians charged with drug offenses treatment options as an alternative to a stint in prison, many people are not seeking treatment.     Phil Lemman, Deputy State Court Administrator with the Oregon Judicial Department, gave an update on Ballot Measure...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Mobile crisis services, Topical Agenda, Q&A w/ Dr. Melinda Davis

| Sep 15, 2022 | Oregon

In this month's newsletter we feature a conversation on rural health care with ORPRN's Dr. Melinda Davis, a video on federal health policy from HHS Regional Director (Region 10) Ingrid Ulrey, and details on Oregon's recently-approved Medicaid mobile crisis services program. We also have a couple of updates on our...[ Read More ]

Youth-led council will support Oregon communities with COVID-19 school-based recovery efforts

| Sep 15, 2022 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) recently formed the Statewide Youth Advisory Council, which will support schools and communities with COVID-19 school-based recovery efforts.       This summer, OHA appointed 20 youths between the ages of  15 and 19 to serve on the council and lead decision making for $1 million...[ Read More ]

Afternoon Keynote: Ingrid Ulrey discusses HHS’ top 3 national health issues

| Sep 14, 2022 | Alaska, Oregon, Washington

Ingrid Ulrey, Regional Director of District 10 for the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), capped the 2022 Inland Northwest State of Reform Policy Conference by discussing HHS’ top 3 national health issues.     Ulrey was appointed by the Biden Administration about 8 months ago to serve...[ Read More ]