Category Archive for: ‘Act’

Multnomah County Considers Ban on BPA

The Multnomah Board of County Commisioners are considering a ban on Bisphenol A (BPA), proposed by chair Jeff Cogen. BPA is a potentially cancer-causing chemical that is found in some beverage containers like baby bottles and zippy cups. Commissioner Cogen is pushing for Multnomah County to take a stand against its use in children’s products. You can read his statement …

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Early-bird conference registration extended through Friday, Oct. 14th

We’ve extended the early-bird registration deadline to midnight on Friday. Scholarship registration is also available. Please support our scholarship fund.

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Update from the Oregon Health Authority

Here’s the latest newsletter from the OHA: Oregon’s Health Care Transformation In this issue: Oregon Statewide Community Meetings Governor Kitzhaber in Washington D.C. House Bill 3650 Work Groups update Oregon Health Insurance Exchange Board OHA in the News How you can stay involved Oregon Statewide Community Meetings The Oregon Health Policy Board and the Oregon Health Authority kicked off a …

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Call for nominations: Health Evidence Review Commission

Another opportunity to serve from the Oregon Health Authority: Governor Kitzhaber is seeking nominations and suggestions for members to the Health Evidence Review Commission, people who are committed to creating a high-value health care delivery system in Oregon. Nominations are due Sept. 30, 2011. Created during the 2011 legislative session, the Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC) will replace the Health …

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Community meetings on new vision for Oregon Health Plan start Sept. 26

This is just in from the Oregon Health Authority: Please join the Oregon Health Authority for a community meeting about coming changes to the Oregon Health Plan. Under bipartisan legislation passed earlier this year, state lawmakers set a vision for local Coordinated Care Organizations with a goal of better health, better care and lower costs. This vision was driven by …

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