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2004 news

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December 2004 news

News release Dec. 29, 2004
Virginia administrator, physician named to lead DHS public health programs

News release Dec. 21, 2004
More than 500 Oregon bars and restaurant-bar combos are smokefree

News release Dec. 21, 2004
Public health advisory lifted for Lake Selmac in Josephine County

News release Dec. 20, 2004
Oregon's successful nicotine patch giveaway ends

News release Dec. 20, 2004
Oregon public health officials expand flu vaccinations

News release Dec. 20, 2004
Child welfare Critical Incident Response Team activated second time

News release Dec. 16, 2004
Health advisory lifted at Sunset Bay State Park beach

News release Dec. 15, 2004
Governor's Council to present five awards

News release Dec. 14, 2004
Oregon's first child flu case prompts reminder to parents

News release Dec. 13, 2004
Clackamas child welfare case focus of Critical Incident Response Team

Public meeting notice Dec. 13, 2004
Governor's Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs

News release Dec. 9, 2004
Get off nicotine in 2005: Start preparing now

Guest opinion Dec. 8, 2004
Your holiday-party guests may include recovering alcoholics: tips for you and them

News release Dec. 7, 2004
Many Oregon children still need flu vaccination

News release Dec. 2, 2004
Health advisory for Sunset Bay State Park beach

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November 2004 news

News release Nov. 30, 3004
Oregon receives 92,000 doses of flu vaccine

Public meeting notice Nov. 26, 2004
Public Health Advisory Board

News release Nov. 24, 2004
Congress funds health study for former View-Master workers

Feature Nov. 24, 2004
State registrar's office offers millions of records

News release Nov. 17, 2004
Oregon Safe Kids supporters honored

News release Nov. 15, 2004
Flu arrives in Oregon

News release Nov. 12, 2004
Communities host suicide survivors conferences Nov. 20

News release Nov. 10, 2004
More flu vaccine coming to Oregon

News release Nov. 8, 2004
Family Health Program administrator named


News release Nov. 5, 2004
Health advisory for water contact at Oswald West, Agate Beach lifted

News release Nov. 4, 2004
Health advisory for water contact at Cannon Beach is lifted

Meeting notice Nov. 3, 2004
State Home Care Commission to meet Thursday

News release Nov. 1, 2004
Health officials encourage broader use of FluMist

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October 2004 news

Hearing notice, Oct. 29, 2004
Tillamook and Astoria hearings: Mid-Willamette Valley Senior Services Agency (MWVSSA)

Governor's news release, Oct. 25, 2004
Governor Kulongoski releases Elder Abuse Task Force report

News release Oct. 25, 2004
Barney Speight to head DHS Office of Medical Assistance Programs

News release Oct. 22, 2004
Health advisories for water contact at Oswald West State Park beach and Agate Beach

News release Oct. 21, 2004
Governor Ted Kulongoski proclaims October 21 as Vulnerable Oregonians Justice Day

News release Oct. 20, 2004
State public health officials complete flu vaccine survey, will distribute approximately 4,000 doses statewide

News release Oct. 20, 2004
Outstanding advocates and programs for seniors receive 2004 Governor's Commission awards

Meeting advisory, Oct. 15, 2004
Oregon receives $2.5 million bonus in federal dollars

Guest opinion Oct. 12, 2004
Facing Oregon's mental health challenges

News release Oct. 12, 2004
Children's mental health 'summit' scheduled Oct. 19-20 in Monmouth

News release Oct. 8, 2004
State invokes emergency statute to ration scarce influenza vaccine

News release Oct. 6, 2004
Health advisories for water contact at Cannon and Oswald West State Park beaches are lifted

News release Oct. 6, 2004
Flu vaccination recommended only for people at high-risk

News release Oct. 4, 2004
Governor Kulongoski Directs Board of Pharmacy to Restrict Access to Meth Ingredients

News release Oct. 1, 2004
Health advisories for water contact at Cannon Beach and Oswald West State Park beach

Meeting notice Oct. 1, 2004
Regional meetings will focus on asthma

Meeting notice Oct. 1, 2004
Meeting Notice: HIV prevention planning in Lake Oswego

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September 2004 news

News release Sept. 30, 2004
Public health officials say volcanic ash poses low hazard

News release Sept. 29, 2004
Registration deadline extended for Oct. 9 pain-management workshop

News release Sept. 28, 2004
Health officials urge people to get their flu shots

News release Sept. 27, 2004
West Nile virus detected in blood donor

News release Sept. 24, 2004
Public health advisory lifted for Wickiup Reservoir, Deschutes County

News release Sept. 23, 2004
New TV series glamorizes medical investigations

Media advisory Sept. 21, 2004
DHS Media Contacts

News release Sept. 21, 2004
Addiction recovery forum will address treatment and recovery issues in Oregon

News release Sept. 20, 2004
State hospital aggressive about pursuing allegations of abuse

News release Sept. 17, 2004
Health advisory lifted at Paulina Lake in Deschutes County

News release Sept. 16, 2004
New educational exhibit promotes safe antibiotic use

News release Sept. 16, 2004
Fish hazards prompt mini-grants for community groups

News release Sept. 13, 2004
New round of grants from Fairview sale help Oregonians with developmental disabilities stay in their own homes

Guest opinion Sept. 13, 2004
Obesity challenge is about good choices - and good information

News release Sept. 10, 2004
Health advisory: algae bloom at Wickiup Reservoir in Deschutes County

News release Sept. 10, 2004
Foster youth scholarship program helps kids beat the odds

News release Sept. 10, 2004
Oregon confirms first human case of West Nile Virus

News release Sept. 9, 2004
DHS Governor's Advocacy Office handles hundreds of calls, emails

News releases Sept. 3, 2004
Health advisories:

Guest opinion Sept. 3, 2004
State Hospital confronts difficulties

News release Sept. 2, 2004
Health advisories lifted at Beverly Beach and Sunset Bay state parks

News release Sept. 1, 2004
Child welfare tribal liaison appointed to national board

News release Sept. 1, 2004
Web resource for agencies that have non-English speaking clients

News release Sept. 1, 2004
Feature: Little-known program helps students with disabilities succeed

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August 2004 news

News release August 31, 2004
Report: Oregonians seeking treatment for problem gambling in record numbers

News release August 31, 2004
Chronic-pain patients invited to free Oct. 9 workshop in Albany

Meeting notice August 30, 2004
Public Health Advisory Board to meet Sept. 10 in Portland

News release August 30, 2004
Lincoln, Hood River counties selected for insurance-outreach pilot

News release August 26, 2004
Health advisories for water contact at Beverly Beach and Sunset Bay State Park beaches

Guest opinion August 27, 2004
Preparing an emergency kit doesn’t have to be complex and it may save your life

News release August 23, 2004
Federal study ranks Oregon at the top in breastfeeding rates

News release August 23, 2004 (from Governor's office)
Governor responds to West Nile virus in Oregon

News release August 20, 2004 (posted by Jackson County)
West Nile virus arrives in Jackson County

News release August 19, 2004 (posted by the Oregon Department of Agriculture)
Horses test positive for West Nile virus

News release August 19, 2004
Public advisory: algae toxins at Lake Selmac, Josephine County

News release August 17, 2004
Federal government approves hospital tax to support Oregon Health Plan

News release August 16, 2004
Health advisory lifted at Odell Lake

News release August 13, 2004
Oregon bird tests positive for West Nile virus

Un pájaro en Oregon prueba positivo para el virus del Nilo Occidental

Guest opinion August 10, 2004
Add shots to your child's 'back to school' list

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July 2004 news

News release July 29, 2004
Algae toxin advisory continues for Odell Lake

News release July 27, 2004
Governor's Commission on Senior Services seeks nominations for 2004 intergenerational awards

News release July 23, 2004
Oregon receives federal approval to restructure OHP-Standard benefits

News release July 16, 2004
DHS seeks public input on budget priorities, reduction options

News release July 8, 2004
New agreement enhances food safety training for child care providers

News release July 6, 2004
State Home Care Commission to meet Thursday

News release July 1, 2004
National report: Oregon's newborn screening program scores high

News release July 1, 2004
Oregon State Hospital celebrates diversity, renewal and healing with first sweat lodge in 20 years

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June 2004 news


News release June 30, 2004
State Approves Relocation of Lake Oswego Nursing Facility Beds

Meeting notice June 23, 2004
Officials to discuss Portland Harbor fish advisory

News release June 23, 2004
DHS restructures Eastern facilities' leadership to strengthen support of statewide initiatives

News release June 21, 2004
Free evening lecture focuses on obesity and kids

News release June 21, 2004
Oregon Disabilities Commission seeks nominations for annual employment and empowerment awards

News release June 18, 2004
Health advisory for water contact at Harris beach is lifted

Public meeting notice June 17, 2004
Oregon Patient Safety Commission

Public meeting notice June 16, 2004
Family Service Review Commission

News release June 16, 2004
Elevated levels of PCBs in resident fish from Portland Harbor

News release June 14, 2004
DHS launches community meetings; focus is on preventing elder suicides

News conference notice June 10, 2004
Ground-breaking new program at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility helps inmates with gambling problems

Guest opinion June 8, 2004
Safety, stability, security and second chances (from The Oregonian)

News release June 8, 2004
Medical co-pays for Health Plan's Standard clients to end June 19

News release June 8, 2004
Health Plan's Standard benefit package closes to new enrollments July 1

News release June 7, 2004
J. H. Baxter and Company: public health consultation complete, public comment is invited

News release June 3, 2004
HIV positive people play powerful roles in new prevention campaign

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May 2004 news

News release May 25, 2004
Study says Oregon drug courts save tax dollars, reduce crime, and offer new beginnings

Public meeting notice May 24, 2004
Public Health Advisory Board

Meeting notice May 17, 2004
DHS schedules budget-review meetings in Eugene, Portland and Bend

News release May 14, 2004
Health advisories for water contact at Sunset Bay and Mill beaches are lifted.

News release May 11, 2004
Abuse of elders, people with disabilities focus of training in 11 Oregon towns

Meeting notice May 11, 2004
Council on Health Care Interpreters

Meeting notice May 11, 2004
Department of Human Services plans May 18 public meeting on budget

News release May 10, 2004
Oregon releases annual status of abused and neglected children report

News release May 6, 2004
Initiative launched to improve psychiatric patient care, control costs

Public meeting notice May 5, 2004
Oregon Patient Safety Commission

News release May 5, 2004
State program, partners take aim at reducing dangers of tobacco smoke to babies and children

News release May 4, 2004
Fact sheet: Food-stamp participation in Oregon

News release May 4, 2004
More food-stamp usage might be lessening Oregon's hunger problem

News release May 3, 2004
Oregon Safe Kids invites parents to a day at the zoo on May 8

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April 2004 news

Conference notice April 30, 2004
USDA official to highlight Oregon's, Salem schools' food-stamp outreach efforts

Guest opinion April 30, 2004
Fast-food chains can help fight obesity

Meeting notice April 26, 2004
Harbor Oil public health information meeting set for May 6

News release April 26, 2004
May brings annual "Books from the Heart" event for foster children

News release April 22, 2004
Elevated levels of mercury in sport-caught fish from Dorena Reservoir in Lane County

News release April 22, 2004
Elevated levels of mercury in sport-caught fish from Cottage Grove Reservoir in Lane County

Calendar notice April 19, 2004
"Splash into Safety" will be the focus of Safe Kids Day at the Oregon Zoo

News release April 16, 2004
Consumer advisory: Mexican candy may contain high levels of lead
Advertencia al consumidor: las golosinas mexicanas pueden contener niveles altos de plomo

News release April 16, 2004
Health advisories for water contact at Harris and Mill beaches in Curry County and Sunset Bay State Park in Coos County

Guest opinion April 16, 2004
Chronic pain: Encouraging signs in getting doctors to treat it

News release April 15, 2004
Baby chicks may bear Salmonella infection

Guest opinion April 9, 2004
Early parental intervention can curtail underage drinking

News release April 6, 2004
Independence fairs scheduled in seven more Oregon communities

News release April 1, 2004
Physician's suspension means medical marijuana applications can't be processed

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March 2004 news

News release March 29, 2004
Survey shows intimate partner violence is a major public health problem

Public meeting notice March 26, 2004
Beach Monitoring Advisory Committee

News release March 26, 2004
Health advisories lifted for water contact at Mill and Harris beaches

Public meeting notice March 22, 2004
Oregon Patient Safety Commission

News release March 16, 2004
Oregon Department of Human Services names new chief information officer

News release March 15, 2004
Forensic psychiatrist named superintendent and chief medical officer at Oregon State Hospital

News release March 11, 2004
Algae Toxin Advisory Lifted for Ten Mile Lake

News release March 10, 2004
Oregon Death with Dignity: sixth year report

News release March 9, 2004
Neighbors of drug lab properties to be notified

News release March 4, 2004
Oregon steers the nation into Problem Gambling Awareness Week

Conference notice March 3, 2004
Oregon hosts problem gambling conference

Meeting notice March 2, 2004
State Home Care Commission to meet Thursday

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February 2004 news


Public meeting notice February 26, 2004
Public Health Advisory Board

News release February 25, 2004
DHS names new multicultural health administrator

News release February 20, 2004
Health advisories for water contact at Twin Rocks and Manhattan beaches are lifted

Meeting notice February 18, 2004
Beach Monitoring Advisory Committee to meet in Newport

News release February 13, 2004
State names new head of the Governors Advocacy Office

News release February 12, 2004
State hires new administrator of vocational rehabilitation

Meeting notice February 12, 2004
HIV prevention planning in Lake Oswego

News release February 11, 2004
Parents reminded to get children immunized, school exclusion day looms

Meeting notice February 10, 2004
Beach Monitoring Advisory Committee to meet in Florence

Meeting notice February 9, 2004
Council on Health Care Interpreters

News release February 6, 2004
Safe Kids and Emanuel Hospital promote kids helmets at $5 sale

Guest opinion February 6, 2004
WIC nutrition program benefits working families forced to skimp on groceries

News release February 5, 2004
State Approves Development of Freestanding Hospice in Sandy

News release February 4, 2004
DHS names head of field services for seniors and people with disabilities

Meeting notice February 3, 2004
Home Care Commission, committees schedule three meetings

News release February 2, 2004
Health advisory for water contact at Sunset Bay beach is lifted

Health advisory February 2, 2004
Health advisory for water contact at Harris Beach

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January 2004 news

News release January 30, 2004
Conference will focus on implementing Oregon’s new patient safety law

News release January 27, 2004
Most Oregonians uninformed about health issues related to antibiotics

News release January 27, 2004
DHS names assistant director for budget and policy analysis

News release January 27, 2004
Oregon counties receive grants to curtail underage drinking

News release January 26, 2004
Tobacco retailer inspections help prevent underage buying

News release January 21, 2004
New study shows obesity has a significant economic impact

Meeting notice January 20, 2004
Beach Monitoring Advisory Committee to convene in Newport

News release January 20, 2004
Health advisory for water contact at Twin Rocks and Manhattan beaches

News release January 13, 2004
State presents annual alcohol and drug abuse program awards

News release January 9, 2004
Friday opening of DHS' St. Johns office to be delayed at least two hours

News release January 8, 2004
Weather forces several Department of Human Services closures

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