Christen McCurdy

Wallack, Merkley Urge Focus on Root Causes of Health Problems

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Focusing on prenatal health is just the beginning, Wallack says

In order to improve public health, policymakers need to pay attention to the social determinants of health: housing, education, location and employment status. That was the overriding theme of last week's Human Services Coalition meeting at Portland State University.

We Can Do Better Welcomes Amy Cooper

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Bringing a background in health IT, Cooper hopes to increase public engagement in healthcare reform

Amy Cooper stepped into her role as interim director of We Can Do Better in September – but started working with the organization as a contractor in May.

Marquis Workers, SEIU Go Public About Working Conditions

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Union’s ‘A Better Marquis’ campaign is not a traditional working drive, but the company says it represents a minority of those on staff

Juana Delvalle has been a certified nurse assistant for 16 years -- and for six years at Marquis Hope Village, a 50-bed nursing facility in Canby. Since she started her job, Delvalle said, working conditions have steadily gotten worse.

Summit Seeks to Create a Coalition for People Living With Chronic Health Issues

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Newly founded 1 in 4 organization is a project of Molly's Fund Fighting Lupus -- but seeks to bring together people with many different conditions
One in four Americans is currently living with at least one chronic health condition, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, HIV, autoimmune conditions or diabetes -- an estimated 3.5 million people in Oregon and Washington alone.


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