About Us

The Lund Report is an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit news service. We exist to provide people in Oregon and southwest Washington with high-quality journalism about health care that promotes awareness and understanding of pressing issues while holding government and industry accountable.

Public-service journalism promotes positive change, and the Lund Report is committed to continually bringing to light the underlying dynamics of health care that affect patients, practitioners and other workers, spotlighting disparities and inequities in the system.

Our reporting seeks to reflect the diverse communities we serve.

Readers' input helps us cover the major issues confronting our health care system – cost, access, sustainability and quality. While our focus is on Oregon and southwest Washington, we also feature articles about developments around the country.

Our reporters track hospitals and other providers. We monitor insurers and programs such as the Medicaid-funded Oregon Health Plan, which provides care to more than 1 million low-income Oregonians. We follow the money, cover the players and track what lawmakers and lobbyists are doing.

For more information about the people behind The Lund Report, click here.

Editorial Independence And Standards 

We accept donations, grants and subscriptions to support our work, but our decisions about coverage are made independently and based on our mission to serve the public and our readers.

We are committed to accurate and thorough reporting, and to that end follow the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics. When errors do occur, we correct them. Please immediately bring any requests or feedback to the attention of editor Nick Budnick at [email protected].

Sign Up

We encourage you to sign up for The Lund Report using our online form here. That way you can receive regular news updates, comment on articles and submit guest editorials. You can also become a premium subscriber to ensure complete access to our in-depth articles about Oregon's health care industry. Standard subscriptions cost $20 a month or $200 a year, though discounts are available for people with limited-income.

Support Us

Along with premium subscriptions, your contributions are crucial to bringing you in-depth and insightful news about the health care industry. With your donations, we are able to pay talented and award-winning news reporters and maintain our website. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution using our online form here.

The Lund Report has been approved by the IRS as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. You can either send a check to The Lund Report, PO Box 82841, Portland OR 97282 or use your credit card by clicking the Donate tab. We’ll send you a formal receipt for income-tax purposes. Our federal tax ID number is EIN 26-3019179.

We greatly value our readers' comments, insights and story suggestions; to share yours email editor Nick Budnick at [email protected].

Transparency

The Lund Report believes in transparency. We publicly post our donors of $5,000 or more and disclose all conflicts of interest in keeping with the standards of SPJ and the Institute for Nonprofit News. Our board members provide strategic vision, leadership and oversight but do not direct news coverage; they must PDF icondisclose any conflict. The Lund Report shares its board and its 501(c)(3) with the Oregon Health Forum, which organizes and promotes public discussions of important health policy issues. To see our most recent combined 990, PDF iconclick here.

Currently, our only donor of $5,000 or more is the Heatherington Foundation for Innovation and Education in Health Care.

How We Came Into Being

The Lund Report grew out of discussions that our founder, longtime journalist Diane Lund, had with people who were frustrated about the lack of critical and in-depth news coverage of our health care system. A survey conducted in 2009, when we began publishing, indicated the need for such an endeavor. More than 700 Oregonians participated, including a cross-section of the community – health industry professionals, public health leaders, state legislators, educators, lobbyists, scientists, attorneys, pharmaceutical manufacturers and consumer advocates.The overwhelming majority expressed strong support.

They expressed concern about out broken health care system, high profit margins and unaffordable costs. They complained about lobbyists exerting too much influence on elected officials and a need for more emphasis on substance abuse and mental health services. They wanted to know how other states and other countries are dealing with rising health care costs and the need for reform. 

Based on these survey results, we plunged ahead. From time to time, we conduct other surveys, asking for your opinion on how we’re doing and soliciting new ideas. But don't hesitate! Email your thoughts and ideas any time to editor Nick Budnick at [email protected].