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Recovery From COVID-19 Could Last A Decade

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Oregon has learned some lessons from the pandemic but a full recovery will take years, according to public health officials and emergency planners testifying Wednesday..

 

Oregon’s Behavioral Health System Faces Deep Challenges After Pandemic

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Oregon’s behavioral health care system faces a widening crisis.

People need more help than ever after months of isolation. Providers grapple with low reimbursements. Looming state budget cuts threaten to limit services, with no relief in sight.

Hospitals Not ‘Out Of The Woods,” Supplies Of Protective Gear Down

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“Some providers have to reuse masks for up to a week at a time, and we have even heard of physicians sterilizing their N95s in a crock pot,” Dr. Chris Strear, president-elect of the Oregon Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians told lawmakers.  “These standards are not safe.”

Oregon Health Authority Could Face Deep Cuts To Behavioral Health, Medicaid 

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The Oregon Health Authority may freeze new behavioral health programs, remove nearly one-quarter of the beds from Oregon State Hospital and pare back Medicaid services, even as the state reels from the pandemic with thousands of laid-off Oregonians applying for free health coverage under the Oreg

Panel Backs Tax Proposal For Homeless In Portland Area

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Portland-area homeless people need more than just the keys to an apartment to stay off the streets. They also need support services such as mental health care, addiction treatment and job training. 

Portland-Area Needs Tax Proposal For Homeless Services, Panelists Say 

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Portland-area homeless people need more than just the keys to an apartment to stay off the streets. They also need support services such as mental health care, addiction treatment and job training. 

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