OPINION – November 28, 2012 -- I have been a general dentist for 36 years, graduating from Northwestern University Dental School in the fluoridated city of Chicago. I practiced in Chicago for 4 years before moving to Portland in 1980. I retired from my clinical practice at the end of 2008 and now devote my time volunteering my dental skills to low-income children and adults.
November 27, 2012 -- Representatives from leading public health and health care organizations have announced a new policy proposal for consideration in the 2013 legislative session.
OPINION – November 26, 2012 -- If you had five minutes with the Governor to talk healthcare, what would you say? That’s the question we asked 17 healthcare, business, civic and legal executives from across four states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska.
November 26, 2012 -- The 2012 State of Reform Health Policy Conference will be held December 13th, 2012, at the Oregon Convention Center. The conference will run all day, beginning at 8:30 and concluding at 4:30.
Almost 50 speakers have confirmed their participation on the agenda, including Dr. Don Berwick, former CMS administrator and perhaps the nation’s leading voice for health system improvement.
November 26, 2012 -- Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) today announced the receipt of a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a gift from Phil and Barbara Silver that will combine to strengthen OHSU's capacity to analyze health reform efforts and contribute to bending the cost curve down.
November 26, 2012 -- David E. Ford, CEO since 2003, has announced his retirement from CareOregon, and the board has named Patrick Curran as his interim successor. Ford will retire at the end of the year.
November 23, 2012 -- When you Google “public health and social justice,” the first thing that comes up is Portland Dr. Martin Donohoe’s expansive website.
Now Donohoe, 49, is turning his go-to resource into a book that also compiles the major advances in the public health field, but in a handy best-of format of a mere 656 pages for $85.
November 21, 2012 -- Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the first three participants in a program designed to help consumers get more information regarding their local doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers.
November 20, 2012 -- In times of healthcare reform, unemployment, growing demands, and restructuring, change can be difficult, confusing and frustrating. On Thursday, February 14, 2013, the Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN) will host “Nursing Leadership: Navigating in Times of Change,” in Wilsonville, Ore.
November 21, 2012 -- The Wilsonville-based Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care – started last year to support a new model for mental health research – has awarded a $100,000 grant to research whether the Finnish “open dialogue” model can be implemented in the United States, and is both offering and seeking funds for other related grant projects.