Yearly Archive for: ‘2012’

We Have a Goal

No one who wants to attend our conference will be turned away because the cost of registration is a barrier. And this year, more registrants are using our scholarship page than ever before. You can help us meet that goal » Give to Our Conference Scholarship Fund This is the time for year-end giving. We hope that you include We Can Do Better …

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Newsletter: Save the Date, Events, Looking for Input and Applicants

Can’t Wait for the Day after November 6th? We wanted to get a couple of things on your calendar – opportunities to learn, connect and engage. We’ve set the date for our conference, which in past years has been in the fall, but this year felt a little frenetic for our style of event, so we’ve bumped it to February and …

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Interview: Gov. John Kitzhaber on Oregon’s $1.9 billion Medicaid experiment

In The Washington Post Sarah Kliff has published an interview with Oregon’s governor: Oregon is in the middle of a multibillion-dollar Medicaid experiment. It has promised the Obama administration it can slow the program’s growth to a rate comparable to the rest of the economy over the next two years. That means reducing Medicaid cost growth, on a per capita basis, by 2 percent. If …

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Oregon Seeks Public Comment on Future Health Plans

Add Your Voice by Noon, Sept. 24 This just in from the Department of Consumer and Business Services: Shopping for health insurance will be easier in 2014 September 19, 2012 — Starting in January 2014, some consumers will find it easier to shop for health insurance because insurance companies selling small employer and individual plans must offer at least some plans that …

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Portland City Council Schedules Vote on Water Fluoridation


On September 6th, the Portland City Council will hold a hearing about whether to fluoridate the city’s drinking water, with a vote currently scheduled for September 12th. You have a chance to learn, weigh in and have your voice heard, whether you get to speak at the formal hearing or not. The contact information for each Commissioner is listed below, …

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