Oregon Public Health Institute
October 23, 2012 -- The Oregon Public Health Institute (OPHI) and the Breastfeeding Coalition of Oregon (BCO) is pleased to announce that Dr. Marion Rice has been appointed Director of the Breastfeeding Coalition of Oregon and Program Manager of Maternal/Child Health at Oregon Public Health Institute.
October 4, 2012 -- 10th Annual Billi Odegaard Public Health Genius Awards honor achievements and contributions to improving public health in Oregon.
Lifetime Excellence Award: Dr. Tina Castañares. Dr. Castañares is the founder of La Clinica del Carino Family Health Center. She also served as health officer for Hood River County for 12 years and Medical Director for Hospice of the Gorge in Hood River, Oregon, where she has promoted public health through improving social and economic determinants.
September 11, 2012 – The city of Portland’s model for rental housing inspections in outer Southeast Portland is more likely to improve health and health equity, and should be expanded to other Portland neighborhoods, a recently completed Health Impact Assessment (HIA) has found.
July 25, 2012 – 2012 will mark nine years of Oregon Public Health Genius Awards, honoring outstanding Oregonians who have made significant contributions to improving the health of Oregon residents. Awards will be given in three categories: