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Influential Foster Youth Forum Calls For Sweeping Changes To Address Racism, Mental Health Issues 

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Ideas from foster children themselves will play a "key role" in transforming the child welfare system, one official said.

$2,854,885 Available to Oregon Health Centers to Help Uninsured Individuals Gain Affordable Health Insurance Coverage

Health care law provides $150 million for enrollment assistance by health centers nationwide


May 9, 2013 -- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced new funds to help more uninsured Americans enroll in affordable health insurance coverage made available by the Affordable Care Act. In Oregon an estimated $2,854,885 is available to support 29 health centers’ enrollment efforts. 

Patient Advocate Groups Establish “I Am Essential” Campaign

Groups Urge HHS to Consider the Needs of the Chronically Ill

December 14, 2011 - Recognizing an absence of the patient voice in the essential benefits debate, patient advocate groups representing those who live with chronic disease and disability have joined together to form an “I am Essential” campaign. The campaign aims to ensure that every American has access to the quality comprehensive and affordable health care as the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) considers its recommendations for the nation’s Essential Health Benefits package.

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