Funding to care for Oregon’s seniors isn’t keeping up with the growing number of the aging population most in need, according to a study by Portland State University.
Volunteers and Oregon health officials are working to help teenagers at risk of committing suicide, the second leading cause of death for the state’s younger population.
With about 71 million Americans expected to be on Medicare and Medicaid by 2029, the need for those entering or already on federal health programs is stronger than ever, local health advocates say.
Owners of private in-home care agencies in Oregon are advocating for legislation that would add regulatory and training requirements for independent care workers registered under a new state program.
For years, public safety, health and government officials in Clatsop County talked about the need for a crisis center to help people suffering from mental health problems. .
Oregon has embarked on a pilot program that gives used medical equipment to Medicaid patients, Legislation sponsored by Sen.
A Portland-based think tank is hopeful that a focused approach on the health of a mother before and during pregnancy could be the revolutionary breakthrough that helps prevent everything from miscarriages to neurological disorders such as autism.
An Oregon hospital is working to train healthcare professionals across the state on how to deal with infectious diseases in the wake of the Ebola outbreak last year in West Africa that brought the deadly disease for the first time to the United States.
Despite community concerns, Washington County officials say a plan to close two public health clinics by the end of June will actually result in more people getting care.