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December 2005 news

 

News release Dec. 30, 2005

Health advisory issued for water contact at Agate beach

 

News release Dec. 28, 2005​

New statewide school policy protects kids from health risks of tobacco; helps reduce number of new youth smokers

 

News release Dec. 21, 2005

Public awareness messages promote safe use of antibiotics

 

News release Dec. 20, 2005

Oregon's lab-confirmed influenza cases more than double in week

 

News release Dec. 19, 2005

Family physician and state commission chair named OHP medical director

 

Meeting notice Dec. 16, 2005

Governor's Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs Dec. 20

 

News release Dec. 15, 2005

Oregon E. coli O157 cases linked to Washington dairy 

 

Meeting notice Dec. 14, 2005

Biopharming Ad Hoc Committee meets Dec. 19

 

Meeting notice Dec. 13, 2005

People with Disabilities Advisory Committee meets December 15

 

Meeting notice Dec. 6, 2005

Governor's Commission on Senior Services meets Friday

 

Guest opinion Dec. 5, 2005

Funding for Oregon's tobacco prevention efforts is stalled

 

News release Dec. 1, 2005

Analysis calls for perchlorate testing in Morrow and Umatilla counties

 

November 2005 news

 

Guest opinion Nov. 30, 2005

Holiday parties and underage drinking

 

Guest opinion Nov. 29, 2005

Dedicated state hospital workers improve lives

 

Meeting notice Nov. 25, 2005

Public Health Advisory Board to meet Dec. 2

 

News release Nov. 23, 2005

Oregon ranked No. 1 in the nation for food stamp participation

 

Meeting notice, Nov. 22, 2005

Home Care Commission meets December 1 in Keizer

 

News release Nov. 21, 2005

DHS, counties working to ensure sufficient flu-vaccine supplies

 

News release Nov. 18, 2005

Forensic patient reported on unauthorized leave from Oregon State Hospital

 

News release Nov. 17, 2005

Oregon Safe Kids honors local supporters

 

News release Nov. 16, 2005

Oregon beach monitoring program seeks feedback via Web survey

 

News release Nov. 15, 2005

New public service ads raise awareness about pertussis danger

 

News release Nov. 10, 2005

Health advisory lifted for water contact at Sunset Bay State Park beach

 

News release Nov. 8, 2005

100% Access Summit: Community solutions to health care crisis

 

News release Nov. 7, 2005

Surveys shows 4-year increase in eighth-grade girls' underage drinking

 

News release Nov. 4, 2005

Conference expected to draw hundreds of child welfare experts, advocates statewide

 

Meeting notice Nov. 4, 2005
People with Disabilities Advisory Committee to meet Wednesday

 

News release Nov. 3, 2005

Oregon State Hospital benefit (PDF) 

 

News release Nov. 1, 2005
Chief administrative officer promoted to DHS deputy director

 

October 2005 news

 

Media alert Oct. 28, 2005

Statewide exercise to test emergency preparedness

 

Guest opinion Oct. 27, 2005

The thin green line: Employers and medical marijuana

 

Guest opinion Oct. 26, 2005

Treatment vs. incarceration: Breaking the meth link to foster care

 

Guest opinion Oct. 26, 2005

Come celebrate state hospital's progress and future Nov. 10

 

News release Oct. 26, 2005

Governor appoints three to Commission on Senior Services

 

News release Oct. 26, 2005

Nov. 10 is deadline for 2005 alcohol and drug award nominations

 

Meeting notice Oct. 25, 2005

Governor's Commission on Senior Services meets Friday

 

Media alert Oct. 24, 2005

Governor to launch "Network of Care" comprehensive Web site for seniors

 

News release Oct. 24, 2005

Free employer workshop to address issue of medical marijuana in the workplace

 

News release Oct. 17, 2005

Wednesday is Safety for Seniors and People with Disabilities Day

 

News release Oct. 14, 2005

Health advisory lifted for water contact at Cannon Beach

 

News release Oct. 14, 2005

Oregon youth suicide prevention bolstered by $550,000 federal grants

 

News release Oct. 13, 2005

Health advisory issued for water contact at Sunset Bay State Park beach

 

News release Oct. 13, 2005

Regional meetings will focus on asthma

 

News release Oct. 12, 2005

Health advisory issued for water contact at Cannon Beach

 

News release Oct. 11, 2005

DHS' new eSubscribe information service passes 1 million mark

 

News release Oct. 10, 2005

Flu confirmed in Oregon resident

 

News release Oct. 7, 2005

Guide for end-of-life decisions available on DHS Web site

 

Meeting notice Oct. 5, 2005

People with Disabilities Advisory Committee meets Tuesday and Wednesday

 

News release Oct. 4, 2005

DHS begins Sacred Heart Medical Center certificate of need review

 

News release Oct. 4, 2005

13 individuals, programs to receive annual mental health awards

 

News release Oct. 3, 2005

Targeted gambling ads attracting more women to treatment

 

Guest opinion Oct. 3, 2005

When second place is still deadly

 

September 2005 news

 

News release Sept. 29, 2005

DHS to implement stricter management controls on use of SPOTS cards

 

News release Sept. 29, 2005

Food stamp recipients receive annual increase in October

 

News release Sept. 28, 2005

Governor appoints chair of Commission on Senior Services

 

News release Sept. 28, 2005

Health advisory lifted for water contact at Cannon Beach

 

News release Sept. 26, 2005

Health advisory lifted for water contact at Oswald West State Park beach

 

News release Sept. 26, 2005

Public health advisory lifted for Goodman Creek Arm at Lookout Point Reservoir

 

News release Sept. 26, 2005

Public health advisories lifted for three areas on Hills Creek Reservoir

 

News release Sept. 22, 2005

Study indicates possible asbestos exposure of former Portland-area vermiculite plant workers

 

News release Sept. 21, 2005

State and tribes host annual Indian child welfare conference

 

News release Sept. 21, 2005

Health advisories issued for water contact at Cannon and Oswald West State Park beaches

 

News release Sept. 20, 2005

Federal health officials seek Oregon input into pandemic flu plan

 

News release Sept. 19, 2005

Governor's Commission on Senior Services to meet Friday, committees to meet Thursday

 

Guest opinion Sept. 19, 2005

A daily dose of folic acid can make the difference of a lifetime

 

News release Sept. 14, 2005

Public health advisory lifted for Hampton public boat ramp and campground at Lookout Point Reservoir

 

Meeting notice Sept. 13, 2005

People with Disabilities Advisory Committee to meet Wednesday

 

News release Sept. 7, 2005

State offers new electronic service to Oregon Health Plan medical providers

 

News release Sept. 7, 2005

New report finds intimate partner violence costs millions a year

 

News release Sept. 6, 2005

Healthy Oregonians asked to wait for flu shots

 

News release Sept. 2, 2005

Oregon's public health system coordinates statewide health and medical response
to Hurricane Katrina

 

Guest opinion Sept. 2, 2005

Autumn advertising appeals to female problem gamblers

 

News release Sept. 1, 2005

Oregon wins five-year federal grant to track workplace health trends

 

News release Sept. 1, 2005

3 rural communities to receive help in fighting underage drinking

 

August 2005 news

 

News release Aug. 31, 2005

State reports this year's first four West Nile virus cases in humans

 

News release Aug. 30, 2005

Architects begin second planning phase for new state hospital

 

News release Aug. 29, 2005

Public hearing, meetings set as officials prepare Health Plan changes

 

News release Aug. 23, 2005

National report shows Oregon only state to remain steady in obesity fight

 

Meeting notice Aug. 23, 2005

Public Health Advisory Board, Sept. 2

 

News release Aug. 22, 2005

Public health advisory issued for Hampton public boat ramp and campground at Lookout Point Reservoir

 

News release Aug. 22, 2005

Nominations sought for annual mental health awards

 

Guest opinion Aug. 20, 2005

Health plan's commitment to prevention is a lifelong payoff

 

News release Aug. 19, 2005

Governor praises clinic for milestones serving Gorge residents

 

News release Aug. 19, 2005

Public health advisory issued for eastern-most arm of Hills Creek Reservoir

 

News release Aug. 18, 2005

Governor names two to Commission on Senior Services

 

News release Aug. 18, 2005

Health advisory lifted for water contact at Mill beach

 

News release Aug. 15, 2005

Media advisory: Medicare prescription drug coverage town hall meeting

 

News release Aug. 11, 2005

Health advisory issued for water contact at Mill beach in Curry County

 

News release Aug. 10, 2005

Douglas County social services director taking Pendleton hospital post

 

News release Aug. 10, 2005

Eastern Oregon hospital's new name: Blue Mountain Recovery Center

 

News release Aug. 10, 2005

Fish hazards prompt mini-grants for community groups

 

News release Aug. 8, 2005

Pilot produces impressive job gains for people with severe mental illness

 

News release Aug. 5, 2005

People with Disabilities Advisory Committee to meet Tuesday, Wednesday

 

News release Aug. 4, 2005

Public health advisory lifted for eastern half of Odell Lake

 

July 2005 news

 

News release July 29, 2005

State approves relocation of nursing facility beds in Multnomah County

 

News release July 28, 2005

Health advisories lifted for water contact at D River State Park and Siletz Bay beaches

 

News release July 28, 2005

West Nile bird detected in Jackson County

Pájaro con Virus del Nilo Occidental detectado en el condado de Jackson

 

News release July 28, 2005

Community's leadership recognized in fight against meth

 

News release July 27, 2005

Health advisories issued for water contact at D River State Park and Siletz Bay beaches in Lincoln County

 

News release July 25, 2005

Low-income Oregonians may qualify for extra help with drug costs

 

News release July 22, 2005

Public health advisory lifted for Crane Prairie Reservoir

 

News release July 21, 2005

Public Health Advisory issued for Packard Arm at the Hills Creek Reservoir

 

 

News release July 19, 2005

Public Health Advisory issued for eastern half of Odell Lake

 

Meeting notice July 18, 2005

Governor’s Commission on Senior Services meets Friday, Committees on Thursday

 

News release July 15, 2005

Health advisory lifted for water contact at D River State Park beach

 

News release July 13, 2005

Public health advisory issued for Goodman Creek Arm at Lookout Point Reservoir

 

News release July 13, 2005

Health advisory issued for water contact at D River State Park beach

 

News release July 11, 2005

Vendor to develop enhanced Medicaid computer system

 

Guest opinion July 8, 2005

Cascade Comprehensive Care

 

News release July 8, 2005

Thousands of Oregon's seniors benefit from federal nutrition program

 

News release July 6, 2005

Online asthma education resource bank now available

 

News release July 1, 2005

Oregon Salmonella cases linked to Cold Stone Creamery ice cream

 

June 2005 news

 

News release June 27, 2005

Acting superintendent named at Eastern Oregon Psychiatric Center

 

News release June 27, 2005

Oregon families obtaining relatives' ashes from Oregon State Hospital

 

Guest opinion June 24, 2005

Innovations mean better health for all

 

Guest opinion June 24, 2005

Superb staff drives success at the ever-improving state hospital

 

News release June 24, 2005

Public health advisory issued for Crane Prairie Reservoir

 

News release June 24, 2005

Public health advisory issued for Larison Cove (Canoe Area), Hills Creek Reservoir, Lane County

             

News release June 17, 2005

Health advisories lifted for water contact at Twin Rocks and Rockaway beaches

 

News release June 17, 2005

State to resume issuing medical marijuana cards to qualified patients

 

News release June 15, 2005

Health advisories issued for water contact at Twin Rocks and Rockaway beaches

 

Media advisory June 9, 2005

DHS media and key program contacts

 

News release June 8, 2005

Advisory signs erected at 12 Oregon beaches

 

News release June 8, 2005

Oregon foster children participate in annual Free Fishing Weekend

 

News release June 7, 2005

Lynn Read named interim administrator of DHS Office of Medical Assistance Programs

 

Meeting notice June 7, 2005

Governor's Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs to meet June 21

 

News release June 6, 2005

Health advisories lifted at Neskowin Beach in Tillamook County and Nelscott Beach in Lincoln County

 

News release June 6, 2005

DHS temporarily stops issuing medical marijuana cards

 

News release June 3, 2005

Health advisories issued for Neskowin Beach in Tillamook County and Nelscott Beach in Lincoln County

 

News release June 1, 2005

DHS launches fraud reporting hotline

 

May 2005 news

 

News release May 31, 2005

Drinking water likely Camp Yamhill disease source

 

News release May 27, 2005
Public health officials investigate Yamhill E.Coli O157 outbreak

 

News release May 24, 2005
Health advisory lifted for water contact at Hubbard Creek Beach

 

News Release May 23, 2005
Health advisory lifted for water contact at Rockaway Beach

 

Meeting notice May 23, 2005
Public Health Advisory Board

 

News release May 20, 2005

Hantavirus confirmed in Oregon; sixth case in 10 years

 

News release May 18, 2005

Life-saving efforts all part of a day's work

 

News release May 18, 2005
Health advisory issued for water contact at Rockaway Beach

 

Meeting notice May 12, 2005
Governor's Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse Programs

 

News release May 11, 2005
Expert review of Oregon's child safety intervention system

 

News release May 11, 2005
Veteran state manager named to head Pendleton state hospital

 

News advisory May 9, 2005
Marion County's drug court to hold session at State Capitol

 

News release May 6, 2005
Health advisory issued for water contact at Hubbard Creek beach

 

News release May 5, 2005
Health advisory lifted for water contact at Nelscott Beach

 

April 2005 news

News release April 29, 2005
Oregon earns national, regional honors for faster, more accurate disability determination services

 

News release April 29, 2005
Baby chicks identified as source of Salmonella outbreak

 

Media advisory April 28, 2005
Health Advisory Issued for Water Contact at Nelscott Beach

 

News release April 28, 2005
May foster care event gives thousands books from the heart

 

News release April 26, 2005
Conference Brings State Developmental Disabilities Services Directors to Oregon; Focus on Changing Systems to Encourage Personal Choice and Control

 

Guest opinion April 15, 2005
School casino night? Use it to teach gambling's risks 

 

News release April 14, 2005
Health advisory lifted for water contact at Sunset Bay Beach

 

News release April 14, 2005
Governor's Commission on Senior Services (PDF)

 

News release April 13, 2005
DHS update on distribution of H2N2 influenza virus

 

Public meeting notice April 7, 2005
Governor's Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs, April 19, 2005

 

Public meeting notice April 5, 2005
State Home Care Commission to meet Thursday 

 

Public meeting notice April 4, 2005
Six public hearings to solicit input on proposed four-year State Plan on Aging

 

News release April 1, 2005
Health advisory issued for water contact at Sunset Bay beach

 

March 2005 news

 

Guest opinion March 31, 2005

Against a threat with tragic consequences, parents have influence

 

Media advisory March 30, 2005
For best results, call to schedule hospital visits

 

News release March 24, 2005

Baby chicks may bear Salmonella infection

 

News release March 24, 2005

Beach monitoring program seeks public comment

 

News release March 23, 2005

Media contact list updated (PDF)

 

News release March 18, 2005

Flu and respiratory illness rates high in Oregon

 

News release March 17, 2005

Stolen nuclear gauge recovered

 

Meeting notice March 11, 2005

Governor's Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs

 

News release March 11, 2005

State approves relocation of nursing facility beds in Yamhill County

 

News release March 10, 2005

Death with Dignity: seventh year report

 

Media advisory March 9, 2005

Briefing session regarding the annual Death with Dignity report to be released Thursday morning

 

News release March 7, 2005

New efforts underway to help women get into gambling treatment

 

News release March 4, 2005

Officials seek recovery of stolen radiation-containing device

 

News release March 4, 2005

No authority to investigate Death with Dignity case, DHS says

 

Media alert March 4, 2005

Springfield news conference: New problem-gambling ad invites women into treatment 

 

News release March 3, 2005

Health advisory lifted for water contact at Sunset Bay Beach

 

Guest opinion March 3, 2005

Gambling problem? Help is free, confidential, and it works

 

Guest opinion March 3, 2005

Life stories show drug treatment works

 

News release March 2, 2005

2 problem-gambling programs, state manager to be recognized

 

Meeting notice March 1, 2005

State Home Care Commission March 3

 

News release March 1, 2005

State signs contract for mental-health services in Umatilla County

 

February 2005 news

 

News release Feb. 28, 2005

Department uses technology to increase customer service and save money

 

News release Feb. 25, 2005

Nationally recognized architects to prepare State Hospital plan

 

News release Feb. 23, 2005

Maxine Stone leaving top job at Eastern Oregon Psychiatric Center

 

News release Feb. 22, 2005

First Native American caregiving conference in Oregon partners state and tribes

 

Public meeting notice Feb. 22, 2005

Public Health Advisory Board

 

News release Feb. 17, 2005

Health advisory issued for water contact at Sunset Bay Beach

 

News release Feb. 9, 2005
Senior Financial Abuse Coalition kicks-off statewide initiative (PDF)

 

Meeting notice Feb. 8, 2005
Governor's Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs

 

News release Feb. 7, 2005
Parents reminded to get children immunized; school exclusion day looms

 

Meeting notice Feb. 1, 2005
State Home Care Commission to meet Thursday


January 2005 news


News release Jan. 31, 2005
Public transit awareness effort encourages safe antibiotics use


News release Jan. 26, 2005
Remaining adolescents at Oregon State Hospital to move to community treatment

Guest opinion Jan. 26, 2005
Tsunami recovery needs to take a long-term view

Report Jan. 20, 2005
Critical Incident Response Team Report on Ashton Parris

News release Jan. 18, 2005
New disease-management strategy saves Oregon at least $6 million

Meeting notice Jan. 14, 2005
Governor's Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs

News release Jan. 12, 2005
DHS calls for full study of View-Master employee health

News release Jan. 10, 2005
State releases first report from child welfare response team

Media briefing Jan. 6, 2005
Flu vaccine restrictions to be lifted

Los funcionarios de salud pública levantarán las restricciones para la vacuna antigripal

News release Jan. 6, 2005
Public health officials will lift flu vaccine restrictions

News release Jan. 5, 2005
Retail tobacco inspections to begin 11th year in early January

News release Jan. 3, 2005
Planning advances for Children's Mental Health Initiative

          

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