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December 2007 news

 

News release Dec. 31, 2007
DHS holds forms after court blocks domestic partnership law

 

News release Dec. 27, 2007

State public health director to depart

 

News release Dec. 27, 2007

New long-term care insurance policies to protect assets for Medicaid

 

News release Dec. 26, 2007

DHS student poster calendar shows ills of problem gambling

 

News release Dec. 21, 2007

News release Dec. 20, 2007

Declaration of Domestic Partnership forms available starting Jan. 1

 

News release Dec. 20, 2007

Oregon scores high on national public health preparedness assessment

 

News release Dec. 19, 2007

News release Dec. 18, 2007

Polk added to counties eligible for disaster food stamps

 

News release Dec. 17, 2007

Yamhill added to counties eligible for disaster food stamps

 

News release Dec. 14, 2007

North and central coast open for recreational shellfish harvesting

 

Meeting notice Dec. 14, 2007

Governor's council to hear study results on county alcohol, drug abuse

 

News release Dec. 14, 2007

Governor's council honors six for prevention, treatment, recovery work

 

News release Dec. 13, 2007

Correction to Allred story

 

News release Dec. 13, 2007

Agreement reached in Gabriel Allred adoption case

 

News release Dec. 13, 2007

Health officials advise of partial Hib vaccine recall, no revaccinations required

 

News release Dec. 13, 2007

Guest opinion Dec. 12, 2007

Planning required when serving alcohol at holiday parties

 

News release Dec. 12, 2007

Volunteer project brings influenza vaccine to those in need

 

News release Dec. 11, 2007

Officials open crab harvest

 

News release Dec. 11, 2007

Kids in Oregon's disaster areas need TLC, says psychologist

 

News release Dec. 10, 2007

News release Dec. 10, 2007

Awareness, action can ease disaster worker 'burnout'

 

News release Dec. 10, 2007

DHS public health officials offer toy safety recommendations

 

News release Dec. 7, 2007

Guest Opinion Dec. 6, 2007

When disaster strikes, coping techniques help those at ground zero

 

 

News releases Dec. 6, 2007

News releases Dec. 5, 2007

News release Dec. 4, 2007

News release Dec. 3, 2007

November 2007 news

 

Meeting notice Nov. 30, 2007

Public Health Advisory Board meets Friday in Portland

 

News release Nov. 30, 2007

Mediation regarding Gabriel Allred to continue

 

Meeting notice Nov. 29, 2007

Panel to discuss transit revenue sources for seniors and people with disabilities

 

News release Nov. 29, 2007

Antibiotic awareness ad arrives in Portland movie theatres

 

Meeting notice Nov. 28, 2007

Oregon Home Care Commission meets December 5 and 6

 

News release Nov. 28, 2007

News release Nov. 26, 2007

Health officials urge flu vaccinations, say children need them too

 

Meeting notice Nov. 21, 2007

Oregon Disabilities Commission to meet Nov. 29

 

News release Nov. 21, 2007

Governor's Council members to meet in Roseburg to discuss mission, hear community reports

 

News release Nov. 20, 2007

Allred case to receive fresh review

 

News release Nov. 19, 2007

Report finds widespread tooth decay among Oregon children

 

News release Nov. 19, 2007

Contracts awarded for designing, building new state psychiatric facilities

 

News release Nov. 13, 2007

DHS names new state Medicaid director

 

News release Nov. 8, 2007

Health advisory lifted at Siltcoos Lake

 

News release Nov. 7, 2007

State begins to review certificate of need application for new psychiatric hospital in Washington County

 

News release Nov. 6, 2007

State receives $5.5 million to improve medical care for 400,000 Oregonians

 

News release Nov. 2, 2007

News release Nov. 1, 2007

News releases Nov. 1, 2007

 

October 2007 news

 

News release Oct. 31, 2007

News release Oct. 31, 2007

Oregon awarded $1.2 million to assist people with HIV/AIDS

 

News release Oct. 30, 2007

DHS releases final public health assessment of groundwater contamination

 

Meeting notice Oct. 30, 2007

Public meeting set on CNA staffing rule revision

 

Meeting notice Oct. 29, 2007

Oregon Home Care Commission meets October 31 and November 1

 

News release Oct. 24, 2007

DHS releases health assessment of Sherwood property, invites public comment

 

News release Oct. 23, 2007

DHS announces retirement of child welfare leader; appoints interim replacement

 

Meeting notice Oct. 22, 2007

Governor's Commission on Senior Services to meet Thursday and Friday

 

News release Oct. 15, 2007

18 Oregonians to receive mental health excellence awards

 

News release Oct. 12, 2007

Flu confirmed in Oregon resident

 

Meeting notice Oct. 11, 2007

Continuing Care Retirement Community Advisory Council to meet  

 

News release Oct. 11, 2007

Oregonians to be honored as Everyday Heroes for helping victims of elder abuse

 

News releases Oct. 11, 2007

News release Oct. 10, 2007

Oregon food stamp recipients receive good news

 

News release Oct. 10, 2007

Beach monitoring program seeks public input

 

News release Oct. 9, 2007

Meeting notice Oct. 5, 2007

State wilderness program advisory board meeting

 

Meeting notice Oct. 1, 2007

Oregon Home Care Commission meets Wednesday, Thursday

 

News release Oct. 1, 2007

Public health officials promote flu vaccinations

 

September 2007 news

 

News release Sept. 28, 2007

News release Sept. 26, 2007

News release Sept. 25, 2007

Oregon ranks among top four states for food stamp program access; receives national recognition, performance bonus

 

News release Sept. 25, 2007

Oaks Park event celebrates hundreds of foster children and their families

 

News release Sept. 20, 2007

 

News release Sept. 19, 2007

State and Warm Springs Tribe host Indian child welfare conference

 

News releases Sept. 19, 2007

News release Sept. 18, 2007

Partnership seeks to protect children from secondhand smoke

 

News release Sept. 18, 2007

Oregon strategies to reduce underage drinking in line with national efforts

 

Meeting notice Sept. 17, 2007

Governor's Commission on Senior Services to meet September 27 and 28 in Lake Oswego  

 

News release Sept. 17, 2007

Suicide in Oregon remains a public health problem, particularly among veterans

 

News release Sept. 14, 2007

News release Sept. 12, 2007

Oregon preparing to launch targeted campaign against underage drinking, other substance abuse  

 

Media alert Sept. 12, 2007

Portland news conference: Acting surgeon general to address underage drinking

 

News release Sept. 12, 2007

Council members to discuss broadening mission, hear reports

 

News release Sept. 12, 2007

News release Sept. 12, 2007

State approves nursing facility project in SE Portland

 

News release Sept. 11, 2007

News release Sept. 11, 2007

Health professionals invited to Oct. 25 pain-management conference in Salem

 

Meeting notice Sept. 10, 2007

Public Health Advisory Board meets Friday in Portland

 

News release Sept. 7, 2007

News releases Sept. 6, 2007

Meeting notice Sept. 6, 2007

People with Physical Disabilities Advisory Committee to meet Wednesday and Thursday

 

News release Sept. 5, 2007

News release Sept. 4, 2007

Governor Kulongoski designates September as Recovery Month in Oregon

 

News release Sept. 4, 2007

Oregon among eight states tapped for national anti-methamphetamine campaign

 

August 2007 news

 

News release Aug. 31, 2007

Oregon Home Care Commission meets September 5 and 6

 

News release Aug. 31, 2007

Oregon Department of Human Services names Rick Howard as Chief Information Officer

 

News release Aug. 30, 2007

News release Aug. 30, 2007

News release Aug. 29, 2007

News release Aug. 29, 2007

Preparing for emergencies takes only a few simple steps

 

News release Aug. 29, 2007

State's problem gambling program introduces electronic messaging

 

News release Aug. 29, 2007

DHS opening first mental health residential treatment homes for adolescents, young adults

 

News release Aug. 24, 2007

News release Aug. 23, 2007

News release Aug. 23, 2007

Oregon partnership chosen for national consortium; focus is on improving children's preventive services

 

News release Aug. 22, 2007

News release Aug. 22, 2007
DHS takes steps to improve emergency medical services program, hires new program leadership

 

News releases Aug. 21, 2007

News release Aug. 21, 2007

State Hospital superintendent to retire; national search for successor begins

 

News release Aug. 21, 2007

State seeks county proposals to divert people with serious mental illness from jail

 

News release Aug. 21, 2007

Nominations sought for annual Mental Health Awards for Excellence

 

Meeting notice Aug. 20, 2007

Council members to hear agency reports and addiction-research summary

 

Meeting notice Aug. 17, 2007

Tobacco Reduction Advisory Committee

 

News release Aug. 10, 2007

News release Aug. 9, 2007

News releases Aug. 8, 2007

News release Aug. 7, 2007

News release Aug. 2, 2007

July 2007 news

 

News release July 31, 2007

News release July 27, 2007

News release July 27, 2007

News release July 27, 2007

Consumers urged to check cupboards for recalled foods

 

News release July 26, 2007

Meeting notice July 26, 2007

Oregon Home Care Commission meets August 1 and 2

 

News release July 25, 2007

News release July 25, 2007

Eastern Oregon Psychiatric Center in Pendleton gets a new name – officially

 

Meeting notice July 25, 2007

Governor's Commission on Senior Services to meet Thursday and Friday

 

News release July 17, 2007

Oregon physician to serve on national immunization advisory panel  

 

Meeting notice July 16, 2007

Council members to hear agency reports, receive update on crisis lines

 

News releases July 13, 2007

News releases July 12, 2007

News release July 11, 2007

Health advisory issued for water contact at Hubbard Creek Beach

 

Advertencia de salud emitida sobre el contacto con las aguas de la playa de Hubbard Creek

 

News release July 10, 2007

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

 

Advertencia de salud emitida sobre el contacto con las aguas de la playa del Parque Estatal Río D

 

News release July 10, 2007

Patient safety reporting system receives first assessment

 

News release July 3, 2007

State approves relocation of nursing facility beds in Washington County

 

Meeting notice July 3, 2007

People with Physical Disabilities Advisory Committee to meet Wednesday and Thursday

 

News release July 2, 2007

2007-2008 AmeriCorps applications due July 16

 

June 2007 news

 

News release June 28, 2007

Veggie Booty snack food identified in product recall

 

Advertencia de Salud: El bocadillo “Veggie Booty” identificado como producto contaminado

 

News release June 28, 2007

Study shows nonsmokers immediately absorb potent carcinogen found in secondhand smoke

 

News release June 25, 2007

Portland conference to address asthma care, health disparities

 

News release June 22, 2007

Health advisories lifted for water contact at Mill Beach and Harris State Park Beach in Curry County

 

22 de junio de 2007

Se retira la advertencia de salud sobre contacto con el agua en las playas de los parques estatales de Mill y Harris

 

Meeting notice June 20, 2007

Council members to hear from county officials, program managers

 

Meeting notice June 18, 2007

Governor's Commission on Senior Services to meet Thursday and Friday

 

News release June 18, 2007
Video highlights gambling risks to youth

 

Guest opinion June 15, 2007

Historic opportunity to support mental health

 

News release June 15, 2007

Alert: recalled toys contain lead, pose health risk

 

News release June 15, 2007

"Beach Teach" campaign launches this week

 

Guest opinion June 13, 2007

Oregon employers expanding number of drug-free worksites

 

Meeting notice June 11, 2007

People with Physical Disabilities Advisory Committee to meet Wednesday

 

News release June 8, 2007

Oregon to participate in “dirty bomb” response drill

 

News release June 8, 2007
Bat in Ashland tests positive for rabies; precautions advised

 

8 de junio de 2007

Un Murciélago en Ashland resultó positivo en la prueba de rabia precauciones anunciadas

 

News release June 7, 2007

7 de junio de 2007

News release June 7, 2007

Oregon joins national project to improve addiction treatment outcomes

 

News release June 6, 2007
Health advisory issued for water contact at Oswald West State Park beach

 

6 de junio de 2007

Advertencia de salud emitida sobre el contacto con las aguas de la playa Oswald-Oeste Parque Estatal

 

News release June 5, 2007
Health advisory issued for water contact at D River State Park beach

 

5 de junio de 2007

Advertencia de salud emitida sobre el contacto con las aguas de la playa de Parque de Estado de Río D

 

News release June 4, 2007

Oregon TANF program receives national "Friend of WIC" award

 

Guest opinion June 4, 2007
Oregon's clouds don't protect against melanoma; number of cancer cases ranks among the highest nationally

 

Meeting notice June 1, 2007

Oregon Home Care Commission meets June 6 and 7

 

Meeting notice June 1, 2007

Outdoor Youth Program board members meet June 6 
 

 

May 2007 news

 

News release May 30, 2007

Public health officials investigate probable Lane County measles case
Oficiales de Salud Pública investigan un probable caso de sarampión en el Condado de Lane

 

News release May 29, 2007

Groundwater contamination Public Health Assessment released; public meeting scheduled

 

News release May 29, 2007

Armed with new data, Oregon will strengthen statewide prevention strategies

 

Meeting notice May 25, 2007

Public Health Advisory Board meets Friday in Salem

 

News release May 24, 2007

Health advisory lifted for water contact at Oceanside Beach

 

Se retira la advertencia de salud sobre contacto con el agua en la playa de Oceanside

 

News release May 24, 2007

Health advisory lifted for water contact at Mill Beach  

 

Se retira la advertencia de salud sobre contacto con el agua en la playa de Mill  

 

News release May 22, 2007

Health advisory issued for water contact at Oceanside Beach  

 

Advertencia de salud emitida sobre el contacto con las aguas de la playa de Oceanside

 

News release May 22, 2007

Longtime Oregon foster parent receives national recognition

 

Meeting notice May 22, 2007

Governor's Commission on Senior Services to meet Thursday and Friday

 

News release May 18, 2007

Health advisory lifted for water contact at Nye beach

 

Se retira la advertencia de salud sobre contacto con el agua en la playa de Nye en el Condado de Lincoln

 

News release May 15, 2007

DHS updates northwest Eugene area on cancer study findings

 

News release May 14, 2007

State receives federal grant to decrease number of Oregonians in institutions

 

News release May 14, 2007

Thousands of Oregon's seniors benefit from federal nutrition program

 

Meeting notice May 14, 2007

Council members to discuss DUII enforcement, hear agency reports

 

Media advisory May 11, 2007

Northwest Immunization Conference

 

News release May 11, 2007

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

 

Advertencia de salud emitida sobre el contacto con las aguas de la playa de Mill en el Condado de Curry

 

News release May 10, 2007

Health advisory issued for water contact at Nye Beach in Lincoln County 

 

Un aviso público de salud fue dado el miércoles debido a los niveles altos de bacteria fecal en las aguas oceánicas de la playa de Nye

 

News release May 4, 2007
DHS releases Morrow-Umatilla perchlorate study

 

Meeting notice May 3, 2007

Continuing Care Retirement Community Advisory Council to meet  

 

Meeting notice May 3, 2007

People with Physical Disabilities Advisory Committee meeting

 

News release May 2, 2007

Kids and safety: summer is a dangerous time for too many Oregon youngsters

 

Los niños y la seguridad: el verano es una época peligrosa para muchos jóvenes de Oregon

 

April 2007 news

 

Meeting notice April 30, 2007

Oregon Home Care Commission meets May 2 and 3

 

Media alert April 26, 2007

Oregon's ranking by summer-related accidental deaths of children

 

News release April 26, 2007

Mental health treatment shown to reduce arrests, school expulsions

 

Meeting notice April 18, 2007

Governor's Commission on Senior Services

 

News release April 18, 2007

Follow-up health report on J.H. Baxter Company released, public comment invited

 

Meeting notice April 16, 2007

Governor's Council to receive, discuss alcohol-related reports

 

Meeting notice April 12, 2007

Oregon Home Care Commission will hold an Executive Session conference call on April 13

 

Meeting notice April 6, 2007

People with Physical Disabilities Advisory Committee meets Wednesday in Salem

 

Guest opinion April 5, 2007

Legislators hear it from a former addict: Gambling treatment works

 

News release April 3, 2007

Emergency contraception now available as over-the-counter purchase

 

News release April 3, 2007

Oregon Health Policy Commission recommends steps to fight epidemic of childhood obesity

 

News release April 2, 2007

Governor promotes public awareness of need for alcohol prevention, treatment

 

March 2007 news

 

News release March 30, 2007

Health advisory lifted for water contact at Cape Kiwanda Beach

Se retira la advertencia de salud sobre contacto con el agua en la playa de Cape Kiwanda

 

News release March 29, 2007

Health advisory lifted for water contact at Mill Beach

Se retira la advertencia en cuanto al contacto con las aguas de Mill Beach

 

News release March 29, 2007

Baby poultry pose Salmonella threat

Crías de aves de corral representan amenaza de Salmonella

 

News release March 29, 2007

Health advisory issued for water contact at Mill Beach

Advertencia de salud emitida sobre el contacto con las aguas de la playa de Mill

 

News release March 28, 2007

Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Advisory Committee seeks four additional members.

 

News release March 28, 2007

DHS project promotes self-sufficiency and breastfeeding

 

News release March 28, 2007

Health advisory issued for water contact at Cape Kiwanda beach

Advertencia de salud emitida sobre el contacto con las aguas de la playa de Cape Kiwanda 

 

News release March 27, 2007

Children’s environmental health Web site offers help for parents

 

Meeting notice March 23, 2007

Advisory Committee for Medical Marijuana meets Thursday in Salem

 

News release March 21, 2007

Assessment shows "WIC works"

 

Meeting notice March 19, 2007

Outdoor Youth Program Advisory Committee

 

News release March 16, 2007

Rep. Sara Gelser honored for leadership on disability issues

 

Meeting notice March 15, 2007

Governor's Commission on Senior Services to meet

 

News release March 15, 2007

Campaign encourages people to eat more fruits and vegetables

 

Meeting notice March 15, 2007

Governor's Council to hear alcohol-related reports

 

News release March 14, 2007

State encourages local providers to help clients quit tobacco

 

News release March 12, 2007

State expects greater interest in treatment following TV series

 

Meeting notice March 8, 2007

People with Physical Disabilities Advisory Committee

 

News release March 8, 2007
DHS Releases Annual Death with Dignity Act Report

 

News release March 7, 2007

Governor proclaims March Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

 

News release March 7, 2007

New data show correlation between teen gambling, other risk behaviors

 

News release March 5, 2007

Lottery's new advertising part of larger 'play responsibly' strategy

 

News release March 2, 2007

Human services offices and Soroptimist clubs host statewide baby showers

 

February 2007 news

 

News release Feb. 28, 2007

Flu alert: Oregon cases are on the increase

 

Meeting notice Feb. 27, 2007

Public Health Advisory Board meets Friday in Lincoln City

 

Meeting notice Feb. 23, 2007

Oregon Home Care Commission meets Feb.28, March 1

 

Meeting notice Feb. 21, 2007

Tobacco Reduction Advisory Committee meets Thursday

 

News release Feb. 14, 2007

Forensic patient reported on unauthorized leave from state hospital in Salem

 

News release Feb. 14, 2007

State urges Clackamas families to open their homes to abused children

 

News media alert Feb. 14, 2007

State celebrates Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

 

News release Feb. 14, 2007

Efforts to keep kids from getting cavities get a boost

 

Meeting notice Feb. 14, 2007

Governor's Council to hear reports on healthy teens survey, methamphetamine and DUII

 

News release Feb. 13, 2007

Parents reminded to get kids immunized by Feb. 21

 

Se recuerda a los padres vacunar a sus hijos antes del 21 de Febrero

 

News release Feb. 8, 2007

Statewide gallery featuring adoptable children opens first exhibit

 

News release Feb. 7, 2007

Medical advisory group lays groundwork for public health emergency decision-making

 

News release Feb. 7, 2007

20 state boards, professional associations endorse pain-management statement

 

News release Feb. 7, 2007

Governor appoints four to Commission on Senior Services

 

News release Feb. 5, 2007

Middle school students invited to enter calendar art contest

 

News release Feb. 2, 2007

Governor gives recognition to the importance of children's dental health

 

News release Feb. 1, 2007

Heart Gallery of Oregon features portraits of children waiting to be adopted

 

News release Feb. 1, 2007

Building dome goes red to draw attention to heart health

 

January 2007 news

 

News release Jan. 31, 2007

Kerry Kelly named superintendent at Blue Mountain Recovery Center

 

Meeting notice Jan. 30, 2007
State wilderness program advisory board meeting

 

News release Jan. 29, 2007

DHS joins national campaign to raise radon awareness

 

News release Jan. 26, 2007

State seeks volunteer drivers for Clatsop, Columbia and Tillamook Counties

 

Meeting notice Jan. 25, 2007

Home Care Commission to meet Jan. 31- Feb. 1

 

News release Jan. 25, 2007

State grants certificate of need to Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Inc. for a new hospital in Hillsboro

 

News release Jan. 24, 2007

Immunization ALERT expands 'shots due' messages to include kids through age 14

 

Meeting notice Jan. 23, 2007

Governor's Commission on Senior Services to meet Thursday and Friday

 

News release Jan. 23, 2007

Report cites support for school-based health centers

 

News release Jan. 22, 2007

Oregon records its lowest rate of tobacco sales to minors

 

Meeting notice Jan. 18, 2007

Advisory Committee for Medical Marijuana meets Monday in Portland

 

Meeting notice Jan. 18, 2007

Governor's Council to hear reports on underage drinking, drug courts, DUII treatment

 

News release Jan. 11, 2007

2006 a record-breaking year for norovirus in Oregon

 

News release Jan. 9, 2007

State releases outside review of child welfare staffing and organization

 

Meeting notice Jan. 8, 2007

Oregon HIV Care Coalition meeting Jan. 17

 

News release Jan. 4, 2007

Project manager hired to oversee emergency planning for vulnerable population

 

Meeting notice Jan. 3, 2007

People with Physical Disabilities Advisory Committee to meet Wednesday and Thursday

 

Guest opinion Jan. 3, 2007

Handwashing -- what your mother didn't tell you

 

News release Jan. 2, 2007

Public health officials encourage emergency planning

 


 

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