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Care Partners Looks to Diversify, Stay Independent

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The non-profit organization is considering offering in-patient hospice and palliative care, and is looking to build partnerships.

Care Partners is looking to expand its geographic territory as well as form partnerships with other independent healthcare organizations. In addition, the organization hopes to deliver services in a new way – offering in-patient hospice care, and palliative care for patients who need round-the-clock care but aren't necessarily candidates for hospice.

Safer Schools Certification Program in 'Building Mode'

The program seeks to certify that schools are in compliance with the Oregon Safe Schools Act passed in 2009

Anti-bullying advocates are in the early stages of creating a certification program that would make certain schools have policies and procedures in place to protect children and teenagers from bullying – and to ensure that certain groups of students are not disproportionately punished under anti-

CareOregon, CedarSinai Pilot Project Offers Affordable Housing and Health Services

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CareOregon and CedarSinai Park have joined forces to create a new affordable housing project in downtown Portland – to fund a low-income housing initiative that would offer some health and social services to residents, but not at the level of an assisted living facility.

CareOregon and CedarSinai Park have joined forces to create a new affordable housing project in downtown Portland – to fund a low-income housing initiative that would offer some health and social services to residents, but not at the level of an assisted living facility.

Beyond Toxics Takes Pesticide Fight to the CDC and the EPA

The group is concerned about an aerial spraying in Gold Beach they believe sickened 24 people – and is fighting for tighter restrictions on chemicals in toys and, pesticides linked to the decline of bee populations

Beyond Toxics – the 14-year-old advocacy group that fights for increased disclosure of dangerous chemicals in consumer products – is looking at 2014 with a broadened focus and a fight they've taken to the federal government.

 

CareOregon Pilot Lets Members 'Barter' for Needed Services

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Give2Get program focuses on increasing social support to help members meet basic needs

It's often said that what happens in a doctor's office accounts for just a fraction of a person's total health.

With that in mind, CareOregon has created a pilot program to help members help each other meet day-to-day needs, including services like hair care, organizing or cleaning that may be beyond their reach financially.

Preliminary Data Shows Decrease in ER Visits

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Oregon Health Authority's third-quarter health systems transformation report also shows gains in adoption of electronic health records and the number of patients with primary care homes

The first nine months of data on coordinated care organizations performance show most of Oregon's 16 coordinated care organizations improving in most areas for which benchmarks are available – with a 13 percent dro

$200 Million Match is OHSU's Sole Legislative Priority

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The medical school also reported a $22 million increase in net worth at its board meeting and announced plans for an ambulatory hospital

Typically the lobbyists at OHSU advocate for a variety of legislative measures, but this time around they’re focused on one major campaign – getting legislative approval for $200 million to support the Knight Cancer Institute.

Community Health Worker Training Emphasizes “Popular Education” Model

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Graduates have gone on to work in clinics and for community-based organizations – and have come back to teach

Twenty-five people are currently receiving training in community health work – the second training offered as part of the Urban League's We Are Health Movement, which has created a community health worker curriculum tailored specifically to working with African-Americans.

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