AARP Raise your voice: Community Conversations about Caregiver Respite

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AARP Oregon: Raise Your Voice Community Conversations about Caregiver Respite Help find ways to ensure family caregivers in Oregon get some breaks from caregiving responsibilities. You may also RSVP for any of these events by calling toll free 1-877-926-8300 Albany – June 7th https://aarp.cvent.com/RespiteAlbany060716 Roseburg – June 8th https://aarp.cvent.com/RespiteRoseburg060816 Lincoln City* – June 9th https://aarp.cvent.com/RespiteLincoln060916 Eugene – June 14th https://aarp.cvent.com/RespiteEugene061416 …

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Science on Tap Lecture Series: How to Keep Hope and Good Health as Climate Change Worsens

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It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the doom and gloom of climate science. Projections for Oregon show increasing risk of drought, wildfires, heat waves, storms, and floods, and predictions for worldwide consequences are even more scary. These impacts threaten our health and the systems that support us…but maybe there is a silver lining in this dark cloud looming? Climate change …

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Good news for patients: Refunds for bad service and no surprise bills

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At Pennsylvania’s Geisinger Health System, patients can obtain refunds if they’re unhappy with their care, according to the Washington Post. That means if they’re upset about long wait times in the ER or they don’t cotton to a doctor’s bedside manner, Geisinger will offer money back, no questions asked, according to the WP. Read more about it here. Share this, …

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VA bosses in 7 states falsified vets’ wait times for care

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WASHINGTON — Supervisors instructed employees to falsify patient wait times at Veterans Affairs’ medical facilities in at least seven states, according to a USA TODAY analysis of more than 70 investigation reports released in recent weeks. Overall, those reports — released after multiple inquiries and a Freedom of Information Act request — reveal for the first time specifics of widespread scheduling …

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Health Care for All: Oregon Fix It Screenings

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DATE: Sunday, April 10, 2016 TIME: 3:00pm LOCATION: Bandon Public Library – Sprague Room, 1204 11th St. SW, Bandon, OR SPEAKER: Mike Huntington, MD & Paul Hochfeld, MD SPONSORED BY: Health Care for All – Bandon CONTACT: Bob Fischer  541-347-1193 ADMISSION: Free ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ DATE: Saturday, April 23, 2016 TIME: 1:30pm LOCATION: Salem Unitarian Church, 5090 Center St. NE, Salem, OR SPEAKER: …

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