Image A nurse at Oregon Health & Science University was vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech shot on Wednesday. | FRED LIEDTKE/OHSU Opinion: Adding A Vaccination Metric To Quality Incentive Pool Could Boost Rates The move could encourage more minorities on the Oregon Health Plan to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Apr 1, 2021 Opinion: House Bill Needed To Fight Kidney Disease House Bill 2421, sponsored by Reps. Raquel Moore-Green and Andrea Salinas, would establish a Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force responsible for developing an education and prevention campaign. Mar 6, 2021 Image A critical care nurse at OHSU gets a COVID-19 vaccine. | JOSH ANDERSEN/OHSU Opinion: Low Vaccination rates In Black and Brown Oregonians Call For Action Already disproportionately affected by the virus, Black and Brown communities have thus far been receiving vaccines at much lower rates than their white counterparts. Feb 22, 2021 Image Oregon Health & Science University is vaccinating people at PDX airport. | ERIK ROBINSON/OHSU Opinion: Science, Evidence Calls For Putting Seniors Before Educators For Vaccines Oregon needs to respond to new information about variants as most other states have, by adjusting the current priority to begin vaccinations for 65+ immediately. Jan 26, 2021 Image iStock photo Opinion: We Need Human Services That Serve Communities The “haves” continue to champion simplistic answers to complex problems that only continue to widen the chasm and leave the “have-nots” behind with hard truths and limited hope. Dec 1, 2020 Image SHUTTERSTOCK Opinion: Commissioner Tootie Smith Wrong To Defy COVID-19 Rules The recent COVID-19 debates about masks, social distancing, limiting gatherings reminds me of the massive disinformation campaign funded by the tobacco industry. Nov 24, 2020 Image SHUTTERSTOCK Guest Opinion: Time To Increase Access To Basic Dental Care In Oregon With a shortage of dentists in Oregon, the Legislature should pass a bill allowing the state to license dental therapists. Sep 28, 2020 Image SHUTTERSTOCK Guest Opinion: Oregon’s Behavioral Health System Faces Critical Juncture Recent recessions have left indelible fragility, and now the COVID-19 emergency and looming budget impacts are siphoning more funding from behavioral health. Jul 24, 2020 Image SHUTTERSTOCK Guest Opinion: Public Health Is Now Personal: The Solution Is National Health Insurance May 22, 2020 Guest Opinion: A Coronavirus Vaccine Should Not Be Mandatory May 22, 2020 First page « First Previous page ‹ Previous Page 1 Current page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Next page Next › Last page Last » Subscribe to Opinion Newsletter Sign up for our health news updates. Email Address Get Involved COVERING MEASURE 110Help us investigate the implementation of Oregon’s Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act.SHARE YOUR PERSPECTIVEWhether you work within the health system or experience it as a patient, we want to hear from you.NEWS TIPSSecurely submit an anonymous news tip or confidential document.DONATESupport our journalism by making a tax-deductible gift.