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Gov. Kate Brown has a slight lead in overall fundraising, with $3.2 million raised by the Democratic incumbent toward her re-election campaign. Her chief challenger Knute Buelher is not far behind, with $2.9 million raised.

The Oregon Medical Association and a handful of health leaders are putting their money behind Gov. Kate Brown’s top Republican challenger while she continues to collect money from biotech companies, as well as health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers.

Mar 14 2018
The Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee will be tasked with providing recommendations to improving health outcomes and reducing deaths and complications from childbirth. Maternal deaths in the U.S. are five times as high as Sweden, and African-American women are almost four times as likely to die as white American women.

Rep. Janelle Bynum said that when her mother was born in Jim Crow South Carolina in the 1950s, her grandmother wasn’t allowed to give birth in a hospital.

Mar 9 2018
The effort is expected to save time and money by centralizing the work of dozens of independent groups.

A new program to streamline Oregon’s chaotic healthcare credentialing process is likely to save time, money and significant hassle for providers across the state.

A growing number of deaths the Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office investigates are among people experiencing homelessness.

When Michael Jensen was found dead in his tent, his feet were sticking out of the tent, and he was lying on his right side “with his hands up under his chin like he was cold,” a homeless outreach worker said.

Join Oregon Health Forum on May 23 for a deep look into global lessons that our state can apply to healthcare.

Oregon’s healthcare costs, like those in other states, are the highest in the world. Oregon’s employers, like those in other states, struggle to keep their workforces healthy and their business costs down. No state has solved this challenge.

At a time when a third of Oregon prisoners have mental health needs, activists and leaders are looking at alternatives to jail for intervention and treatment for serious mental illness.

In Oregon and other states, mental illness and addiction may land you in jail, or worse.

Come check out our other great jobs from Oregon Nurses Association, Familias en Acciòn, The Oregon Public Health Institute, Health Care for All Oregon-Action, and more.

Open Advanced MRI NW is looking to recruit a Physician/Resident to be responsible for coverage for MRI and CT contrast exams in their offices.

In addition to clinical skills, OHSU medical students are learning to show know how to admit a medical mistake, deliver a death notice and communicate effectively about other emotionally and ethically fraught issues.

The distraught wife paced the exam room, anxious for someone to come and tell her about her husband. She’d brought him to the emergency department that afternoon when he complained about chest discomfort.

The scientists raise questions about the influence of the pharmaceutical industry on medical recommendations ultimately adopted by Medicare, Medicaid.

Recommendations for costly new cancer drugs with potentially harmful side effects are often based on flimsy evidence, a new study says.

Join us on April 27 for this interactive discussion.

How do adverse childhood events, employment opportunities and the availability of low-income housing impact the quality of life and health outcomes?

A good economy has produced rising revenues for the state of Oregon, which allowed legislators to add almost $5 million in mental health investments.

The closeout budget bill for the 2018 session included a number of new social service items, particularly with investments in mental health.

School-based health centers won their request of $950,000 to hire more mental health therapists.

The law will allow a larger range of medical professions, from chiropractors to physical therapists, to approve a youth athlete to play after a head injury, if they undergo an education module. Athletic trainers were removed from the bill, despite protests from Senate President Peter Courtney.

The Legislature passed the bill expanding the provider types who can release a student athlete for play after a concussion, but not before the bill stripped athletic trainers from the list of eligible providers.

Don't miss this opportunity to hear from legislators, healthcare officials and educators

It's no secret that Oregon faces a serious workforce shortage.In the next few years, 20 percent of physicians intend to retire, as do many other healthcare workers. 

While transparency advocates did not get everything they wanted from health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers, the drug manufacturers will have to explain steep price hikes beginning July 2019.

Sweeping bipartisan majorities last week passed into law House Bill 4005,setting up a system for the state to demand more transparency from

A last-minute intervention by Senate President Peter Courtney made a slight amendment to the bill’s creation of public meetings for coordinated care organizations, leading to unified support from the Medicaid insurers and a 28-1 approval vote in the Senate.

The Senate has passed the coordinated care organization transparency bill with the surprise last-minute support of the Coalition for a Healthy Oregon, the group of seven CCOs that had long opposed the bill, particularly its re

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An amendment to HB 4020 also restores a policy thought to be killed earlier this session -- requiring hospitals to issue copies of their financial assistance policies to patients.

The Oregon Ambulatory Surgery Center Association appears poised to get a big win in the 2018 session, as legislation allowing centers to keep patients overnight heads for passage after a years-long fight.

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Senate Bill 1541 salvages the Cleaner Air Oregon program, allowing for a compromise on health standards from what an advisory committee proposed, but still far beyond what is currently in place and stricter than Oregon’s neighbors.

The Oregon Senate unanimously passed a bill that will put tough public health standards in place for air polluters, setting new limits on chemical exhausts based on the risk of cancer and other health ailments.