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Health Officials, Advocates Urge Portland Mayor To Address Homeless Crisis

Oregon Health Forum attendees urged Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler to immediately address public health crises such as hygiene, public defecation and exposure at a Thursday breakfast forum.

Community members, advocates and caregivers for the homeless urged Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler to address the homeless population’s immediate need for hygiene services such as showers and porta potties in order to prevent a public health crisis.

Will CCO 2.0 Go Far Enough?

Leaders push for bridges, not silos, among providers for the next stage of Medicaid in Oregon.

Oregon needs to break down the silos that keep doctors, dentists, therapists and other providers from working together, for the state to succeed in reinventing the co

Where Will Oregon's Medicaid Experiment Take the State Next?

Coordinated care organizations are the hallmark of the state's take on the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion. Through an effort called CCO 2.0, leaders are trying to push these groups to provide better healthcare as they restrain costs. Learn more about the next stage for CCOs during an in-depth discussion on June 21.

The future of coordinated care is at stake as state officials begin wrestling with new contracts that will be released n

Surveying Healthcare Challenges, Wyden Sees 2017 as a Year of Wins

Speaking from downtown Portland, the U.S. senator said Medicare and children’s health insurance programs are better off now than a year ago, though Oregon and the U.S. still have many challenges.

Despite a political climate in Washington, D.C., that makes compromise challenging at best, critical healthcare programs have been protected and strengthened over the past year, Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., told about 150 people who gathered for the Oregon Health Forum’s Friday morning event.

Should Employers Pay for Health Insurance? Lessons From Other Countries

Join Oregon Health Forum on May 23 for a deep look into global lessons that our state can apply to healthcare.

Oregon’s healthcare costs, like those in other states, are the highest in the world. Oregon’s employers, like those in other states, struggle to keep their workforces healthy and their business costs down. No state has solved this challenge.

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