Rural Oregonians suffer shorter life expectancies, higher death rates from chronic diseases, and poorer access to healthcare than Oregonians in urban areas. Some rural areas in Oregon have no health providers at all. What makes healthcare so challenging in rural Oregon?
Oregon faces a growing epidemic of substance use disorders: alcohol, opioids, and a variety of other addictive and dangerous drugs. Join us for a frank discussion about how Oregon and the nation can move forward on this crucial health care issue.
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Dave’s Killer Bread is a business success story, expanding from a small family bakery in Milwaukie to the best selling organic bread in the country. But the story of co-founder Dave Dahl includes ongoing battles with addiction and bipolar depression. Not all his battles were successful.
The City Club of Portland is pleased to invite you to our September 23rd Friday Forum:
“What can other nations teach Oregon about healthcare?”
OPINION – Thank you for your article on State Senator Michael Dembrow’s HB 3260 study of healthcare financing in Oregon. I would like to elaborate on my comments quoted in the article.
We anticipate the study will be funded and underway when the February 2015 legislative session convenes, but it is unlikely to be complete. Therefore, we plan to ask the legislature to extend the completion deadline. We expect little opposition to this proposal.