Category Archive for: ‘Blog’

King v. Burwell, the ACA and Oregon


Read how the Supreme Court hearing the King v. Burwell case may impact the ACA and Oregon in particular as a state that is now using the federal exchange.

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Great interview with author Dr. Atul Gawande on end of life care

Check out Dr. Atul Gawande’s new book on end of life care “Being Mortal” which discusses a Better way to die. Listen to today’s interview on Here & Now. Many case studies of how being person centric, can decrease health care costs.

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Oregon Can Do Better on Women’s Health

The Alliance for a Just Society put out a report card that has Oregon ranked #26 in the country and receiving a grade of C in the 2014 Women’s Health Report Card.  Read more about it here.

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Interesting radio story about Medical Costs and Debt in America

The Take Away had an interesting story today about how high medical costs, which are not transparent are impacting American’s debt.

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Register now for the 2014 Place Matters Conference

Register now for the 2014 Place Matters Conference! The Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division invites you! Join others working to create conditions and environments for tobacco free living, healthy eating, active living and taking care of ourselves. Conference Date:  Wednesday, November 19 – Friday, November 21, 2014 Place: Hilton Portland, 921 SW Sixth Ave, Portland, OR 97204 Registration Fee*: …

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