Of Oregon’s population, 25 percent live in rural areas, but only 9 percent of medical doctors serve those communities, according to Dr. Lisa Dodson, director of Rural Health Programs at Oregon Health and Science University, who spoke at the Oregon Rural Health Conference in Portland.
Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward (D-Portland) and Rep. Jason Conger (R-Bend) squared off on Oregon's series of ongoing reforms last week at CCO Oregon's annual conference – but differed only subtly in their sentiments.
Scott Tiffany stepped into his new role as executive director of the Mid-Valley Behavioral Care Network in August with more than 16 years of behavioral care experience in Oregon, Idaho and Arizona – but he says he has big shoes to fill.
Dick and Sharon Beck's daughter, Kim, turned 41 last week, and the only present she asked for was a Cabbage Patch Kid.
October 10, 2013 – Traditional health workers could play a major role in helping Oregon Health Plan patients engage with their care and improve health outcomes – that is, if the newly created Task Force on Individual Responsibility and Health Engagement has anything to say about it.