Meyer Memorial Trust Award

I first heard John Kitzhaber speak about transforming the way we approach health care in the fall of 1989 at Emanuel Hospital in Portland. It wasn’t until October of 2005 that I had an opportunity to meet Governor Kitzhaber. As I learned about his ideas for...

Poll on Oregon Health Fund Board Assumptions

We recently received the following survey results (PDF) from Chris DeMars of the Northwest Health Foundation: The Northwest Health Foundation recently commissioned a statewide poll, conducted by Davis, Hibbitts & Midghall, on various health issues to help inform...

Logic of the Health Reform Debate

George Lakoff, Eric Haas, Glenn W. Smith and Scott Parkinson of the Rockridge Institute published a white paper in the second half of 2007 about how to frame the health care debate. Here’s their approach: Most health care reports advocate a policy, describe it,...

Words Matter

Chris DeMars of the Northwest Health Foundation shared some recent research from Lake Research Partners, a firm hired by the Herndon Alliance to help them craft effective messages regarding health reform. These are the specific words and phrases that (based on this...