Category Archive for: ‘Blog’

2013 Legislative Session and WCDB

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We Can Do Better is supporting several bills during this legislative session. The first relates to advancing cultural competency among health and health care professionals (HB 2611). We first endorsed this proposal in 2011, seeing it as a vital component of reaching the Triple Aim, and believing it will lead to a better experience of care for patients and providers. …

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It’s Public Health Week!

In March 1995 President Bill Clinton declared the first week of April to be National Public Health Week. Here are some exceprts from his proclamation: While our society’s medical technology has advanced to a level unimaginable to the generations before, the crucial job of ensuring basic public health for all remains just beyond our reach. Providing safe living and working …

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State of Cultural Competency Community Forum

On April 6, 2013, our colleagues at the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) will be hosting the State of Cultural Competency Community Forum and Action Plan at PCC Southeast Center. Over 100 community members from 20 different ethnic backgrounds, representing small businesses, faith leaders, health professionals and activists will gather to discuss the impact of culture on their …

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Health Comparison Data for Consumers: May 6th w/John Santa

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Health Share of Oregon Seeking CAC Applicants

Health Share of Oregon, the largest CCO in the state, is seeking applicants who might be interested in joining their Community Advisory Council. You can get more information here. It is a great opportunity to help shape how health care delivery is changed to better meet the needs of people in our community.

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