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2006 news

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December 2006 news

 

News release Dec. 26, 2006

Four workgroups taking long view of statewide mental health services

 

News release Dec. 22, 2006

Oregon marks 20 years of school-based health center success; Governor proposes expansion

 

News release Dec. 22, 2006

Federal approval received for Oregon's family planning program

 

News release Dec. 21, 2006

Health officials warn of carbon monoxide danger

 

News release Dec. 21, 2006

Oregon State Hospital and OHSU sign contract for chief psychiatrist, physicians

 

News release Dec. 20, 2006

Oregon resident named president of national foster care manager association

 

News release Dec. 20, 2006

DHS appoints expert to guide improvements at state hospital

 

News release Dec. 18, 2006

Gresham resident to oversee Oregon's food stamp program

 

News release Dec. 15, 2006

High school students celebrate everyday heroes: Columbia's foster parents

 

News release Dec. 13, 2006

Health advisory LIFTED for water contact at Nye beach

 

News release Dec. 13, 2006

Health advisory lifted for water contact at Cannon Beach

 

Meeting notice Dec. 12, 2006

People with Physical Disabilities Advisory Committee to meet Wednesday

 

News release Dec. 12, 2006

DHS names Salem resident to head self sufficiency office

 

Meeting notice Dec. 12, 2006

Advisory Committee for Medical Marijuana meets Wednesday in Portland

 

News release Dec. 11, 2006

Oregon outbreak investigation leads to multi-state oyster recall

 

Meeting notice Dec. 7, 2006

Public Health Advisory Board meets next Friday in Portland

 

Guest opinion Dec. 7, 2006

Inviting thousands of men to give the best gift: The Gift of You

 

Meeting notice Dec. 6, 2006

Senior Services Commission meets Thursday and Friday

 

Meeting notice Dec. 6, 2006

Pain Management Commission meets Dec. 19

 

News release Dec. 6, 2006

16-bed secure residential facility to be a first for Eastern Oregon

 

News release Dec. 4, 2006

Pain commission adds public comment feature to Web site

 

News release Dec. 4, 2006

Restaurants reminded that refrigeration change takes effect Jan. 1

 

November 2006 news

 

News release Nov. 30, 2006

Cancer-preventing HPV vaccine availability expands

 

News release Nov. 30, 2006

Health advisory issued for water contact at Nye Beach

 

Meeting notice Nov. 29, 2006

Public meetings on Kaiser Foundation's proposal to construct Hillsboro hospital

 

News release Nov. 29, 2006

Health advisory issued for water contact at Cannon Beach  

 

News release Nov. 28, 2006

Flu confirmed in Oregon resident

 

Meeting notice Nov. 24, 2006

Governor's Council to hear alcohol and drug testimony in Hillsboro

 

News release Nov. 21, 2006

Oregon records first West Nile virus death  

 

Guest opinion Nov. 20, 2006

Poker sets for kids? Think twice before anteing up

 

News release Nov. 17, 2006

Report describes serious oral disease problem in Oregon

 

News release Nov. 16, 2006

Health advisory LIFTED for water contact at Bastendorff and Sunset Bay beaches

 

News release Nov. 16, 2006

Health advisory LIFTED for water contact at five coastal locations

 

News release Nov. 15, 2006

Oregon radiation protection project cited as national example

 

News release Nov. 15, 2006

Health advisory lifted for water contact at Short Sands (Oswald West State Park) beach

 

News release Nov. 14, 2006

Nine Oregonians receive awards for contributions to mental health

 

Meeting notice Nov. 14, 2006

Home Care Commission to hold conference call Nov. 15

 

News release Nov. 14, 2006

Conference brings together hundreds of child welfare experts and advocates

 

News release Nov. 13, 2006

Little-known state service helping 600-plus people with mental illness

 

News release Nov. 9, 2006

Health advisories issued for water contact at Kiwanda and Short Sand (Oswald State Park) beaches

 

News release Nov. 9, 2006

Oregon tobacco Quit Line offers free assistance  

 

News release Nov. 9, 2006

Health advisories issued for water contact at six coastal locations

 

News release Nov. 8, 2006

Public health officials promote flu vaccinations

 

News release Nov. 8, 2006

Antibiotic awareness: coming soon to a theater near you

 

News release Nov. 7, 2006

Pendleton superintendent assigned to help Oregon State Hospital

 

News release Nov. 6, 2006

Oregon 8th-graders who drink pick hard liquor as alcohol of choice, report higher binge-drinking rates and ease of obtaining alcohol; but good news for parents

 

News release Nov. 2, 2006

New communication system will assist deaf and hard-of-hearing Oregonians

 

News release Nov. 1, 2006

Don Butsch of Newport honored for senior advocacy

 

Meeting notice Nov. 1, 2006

CAREAssist Advisory Group meets on Tuesday, Nov. 7

 

Meeting notice Nov. 1, 2006

Pain Management Commission to meet Nov. 9 in Salem

 

Meeting notice Nov. 1, 2006

People with Disabilities Advisory Committee to meet Nov. 8

 

October 2006 news

 

Meeting notice Oct. 31, 2006

Home Care Commission to meet Thursday, Nov. 2

 

News release Oct. 30, 2006

Three counties added to mental health supported-employment initiative

 

News release Oct. 27, 2006

DHS begins review of Kaiser Foundation certificate of need application to build a hospital in Hillsboro

 

News release Oct. 27, 2006

Oregon updates dietary advice for women and children following new CDC findings for perchlorate levels

 

Meeting notice Oct. 26, 2006

Biopharming Ad Hoc Committee meets Monday in Portland

 

News release Oct. 26, 2006

Oregon to test all newborns for cystic fibrosis

 

Meeting notice Oct. 25, 2006

Outdoor Youth Program Advisory Board Meeting

 

Meeting notice Oct. 23, 2006

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

 

News release Oct. 23, 2006

Seven more business groups sign up for drug-free workplace initiative

 

News release Oct. 20, 2006

State issues final order granting certificate of need to McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center

 

News release Oct. 18, 2006

Oregonians honored as Everyday Heroes for helping victims of elder abuse

 

News release Oct. 18, 2006

Governor's Council seeks nominations for 2006 awards

 

News release Oct. 16, 2006

State Hospital patient returns to Portland campus

 

News release Oct. 14, 2006

Oregon State Hospital patient on unauthorized leave

 

News release Oct. 12, 2006

Increase in animal rabies cases prompts prevention advice

 

News release Oct. 10, 2006

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

 

News release Oct. 10, 2006

Arsenic reported in Red Rock Road soil in Sutherlin; meeting scheduled

 

News release Oct. 9, 2006

State Hospital patient returned to Portland campus

 

News release Oct. 8, 2006

Patient on unauthorized leave from Oregon State Hospital's Portland campus

 

News release Oct. 6, 2006

People with Disabilities Advisory Committee meets Wednesday, Thursday

 

Media advisory Oct. 4, 2006

Seven Oregonians win Everyday Hero Awards

 

News release Oct. 4, 2006

Plenty of flu vaccine expected, although part of some orders delayed

 

News release Oct. 3, 2006

Health advisory lifted for water contact at Twin Rocks beach

 

News release Oct. 2, 2006

Food stamp recipients receive annual increase this month

 

News release Oct. 2, 2006

13 mental health excellence awards to be presented Wednesday in Salem

 

News release Oct. 2, 2006

Vacancies available on People with (physical) Disabilities Advisory Committee

 

September 2006 news

 

Meeting notice Sept. 29, 2006

Governor's Council to hear report on Oregon's changing demographics

 

Meeting notice Sept. 29, 2006

Oregon Home Care Commission meets October 5, subcommittees October 4

 

News release Sept. 28, 2006

State hosts 13th annual Oaks Park day for foster children and families

 

News release Sept. 27, 2006

Health advisory issued for water contact at Twin Rocks beach  

 

Guest opinion Sept. 27, 2006

Big change coming to Oregon addiction treatment

 

Meeting notice Sept. 21, 2006

Biopharming Ad Hoc Committee meets Monday in Salem

 

Meeting notice Sept. 18, 2006

Commission on Senior Services to hold three-day planning session

 

News release Sept. 15, 2006

Health advisory lifted for water contact at Twin Rocks beach

 

News release Sept. 14, 2006

Public health officials seeking source of E. coli O157 outbreak

 

News release Sept. 13, 2006

Health advisory issued for water contact at Twin Rocks beach

 

Meeting notice Sept. 12, 2006

Nursing Facility Staffing Commission meets Friday

 

Meeting notice Sept. 8, 2006

Pain Management Commission meets Sept. 14

 

Meeting notice Sept. 5, 2006

Oregon Home Care Commission meets September 7

 

Meeting notice Sept. 5, 2006

People with Disabilities Advisory Committee to meet Wednesday, Sept. 13

 

News release Sept. 5, 2006

Health advisory lifted for water contact at Mill beach

 

News release Sept. 1, 2006

Health advisory lifted for water contact at Humbug Mountain beach in Curry County

 

News release Sept. 1, 2006

Health advisories issued for water contact at Humbug Mountain State Park and Mill beaches in Curry County

 

News release Sept. 1, 2006

Public comment invited: Eugene-area cancer investigation report

 

Meeting notice Sept. 1, 2006

Public Health Advisory Board meets next Friday in Portland

 

August 2006 news

 

News release Aug. 31, 2006

State grants certificate of need to McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center

 

News release Aug. 31, 2006

DHS calls for Mental Health Awards for Excellence nominations

 

Guest opinion Aug. 31, 2006

Former prosecutor tells why Oregon's drug courts work

 

Meeting notice Aug. 30, 2006

Nursing Facility Staffing Commission to meet twice in September

 

News release Aug. 30, 2006

State's "Recovery Month" activities begin Monday on I-5 Columbia River bridge

 

News release Aug. 30, 2006

Medicaid applicants to be asked for citizenship documents beginning Friday

 

News release Aug. 29, 2006

Foundation awards grants to support Oregon State Hospital patients

 

News release Aug. 25, 2006

Warm Springs tribe to receive national award for anti-drug effort

 

News release Aug. 23, 2006

Government and business leaders plan for influenza pandemic

 

News release Aug. 18, 2006

Health advisory lifted at Rockaway beach

 

Media advisory Aug. 18, 2006

Pandemic flu planning workshop in Portland

 

News release Aug. 16, 2006

Health advisory issued for water contact at Rockaway beach

 

News release Aug. 15, 2006

Two from Pendleton named to Commission on Senior Services

 

Guest opinion Aug. 14, 2006

Drug court designation as 'evidence-based practice' validates judges' experiences

 

News release Aug. 14, 2006

Oregon's anti-fraud efforts win national recognition

 

News release Aug. 10, 2006

Drug courts to be focus of statewide symposium Friday in Bend 

 

News release Aug. 9, 2006

Health officials warn parents: Bendable toys pose lead hazard

 

News release Aug. 9, 2006

State's first residential gambling treatment center opens doors

 

News release Aug. 8, 2006

Public health officials confirm three West Nile virus cases

 

News release Aug. 8, 2006

Oregon's food stamp program achieves a record-high accuracy rate

 

News release Aug. 7, 2006

Oregon Medicaid programs to start asking for citizenship proof Sept. 1

 

Meeting notice Aug. 3, 2006

People with Disabilities Advisory Committee to meet Wednesday

 

July 2006 news

 

Meeting notice July 31, 2006

Oregon Home Care Commission meets Thursday

 

News release July 31, 2006

Oregon jail survey highlights needs of inmates with mental illness

 

News release July 26, 2006

Pain management conference scheduled Sept. 27 in Salem

 

Meeting notice July 25, 2006

Governor's Commission on Senior Services to meet Friday

 

News release July 24, 2006

Federal team to assess Oregon's alcohol, drug prevention efforts

 

News release July 20, 2006

Process for replacing Oregon's aging state mental hospital kicks off with first site selection criteria hearing

 

Meeting notice July 20, 2006

Biopharming Ad Hoc Committee meets Monday in Portland

 

News release July 14, 2006

Outbreak prompts warning: Eating raw oysters can be dangerous  

 

Meeting notice July 14, 2006

Governor's Council to hear reports about underage drinking, other issues

 

Guest opinion July 6, 2006

Every Oregonian deserves protection from secondhand smoke

 

Meeting notice July 5, 2006

People with Disabilities Advisory Committee to meet next week

 

June 2006 news

 

News release June 30, 2006

Public health officials say mumps cases cannot be confirmed

 

News release June 29, 2006

Health advisory lifted for water contact at Nye Beach  

 

News release June 28, 2006

Health advisory issued for water contact at Nye Beach

 

News release June 26, 2006

State opens effort to triple number of drug-free workplaces by 2008 

 

News release June 16, 2006

Hepatitis A outbreak traced to Tillamook restaurant  

 

News release June 16, 2006

Health Advisories LIFTED for Cannon and Rockaway Beaches and D River State Park Beach  

 

Meeting notice June 15, 2006

Governor’s Commission on Senior Services meets June 23rd

 

Meeting notice June 14, 2006

Biopharming Ad Hoc Committee meets Monday in Salem

 

News release June 14, 2006

Health Advisories for Cannon and Rockaway Beaches and D River State Park Beach  

 

Meeting notice June 8, 2006

People with Disabilities Advisory Committee to meet June 14

 

Guest opinion June 8, 2006

Active parents reduce odds of underage drinking's risk to kids

 

News release June 6, 2006

Home Care Commission meets June 8

 

News release June 2, 2006

Health advisory lifted for water contact at Siletz Bay beach

 

News release June 2, 2006

State will complete review of need for new Eugene hospital by Aug. 31

 

News release June 1, 2006

Health advisory issued for water contact at Siletz Bay beach

 

News release June 1, 2006

DHS approves development of free-standing hospice in Beaverton

 

May 2006 news

 

Meeting notice May 25, 2006

Board to review state's preparedness for public health emergencies

 

News release May 23, 2006

Study finds asbestos exposure to former Portland-area vermiculite plant workers

 

Meeting notice May 23, 2006

Senior Services Commission meets Wednesday and Thursday

 

News release May 22, 2006

New television ads warn of secondhand smoke health hazards

 

News release May 19, 2006

DHS seeks emergency services award nominees

 

Meeting notice May 18, 2006

Biopharming Ad Hoc Committee meets Monday in Portland

 

News release May 18, 2006

Oregon Departments of Human Services and Justice call for new approach to preventing violence, release comprehensive plans

 

News release May 18, 2006

DHS grants Certificate of Need for relocation of Corvallis nursing facility beds

 

News release May 15, 2006

DHS releases statewide older adult suicide prevention plan

 

News release May 15, 2006

Governor's Council to hear from speakers on reducing addiction stigma 

 

News release May 5, 2006

Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse delivers biennial report to governor and state legislature

 

News release May 5, 2006

DHS schedules seven sessions to hear public opinion about budget

 

Meeting notice May 4, 2006

People with Disabilities Advisory Committee to meet Wednesday

 

Media advisory May 4, 2006

Judge, drug court graduates to speak at May 12 event in Portland

 

Guest opinion May 3, 2006

Evidence-based practices in mental health

 

News release May 3, 2006

May 18 is deadline to submit 2006-07 AmeriCorps applications

 

News release May 2, 2006

Governor announces forums on services to aging Oregonians

 

Media alert May 1, 2006

DHS key contacts updated

 

April 2006 news

 

News release April 28, 2006

Veteran manager named to lead DHS Public Affairs office

 

News release April 28, 2006

DHS schedules public forums on framing 2007-09 budget proposal

 

News release April 27, 2006

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

 

Guest opinion April 27, 2006

State improves services to psychiatric clients

 

Guest opinion April 27, 2006

Underage drinking: Parents talk about the risks to kids

 

News release April 26, 2006

Healthy Kids forums set next week in Portland and La Grande

 

Meeting notice April 25, 2006

Senior Services Commission meets Thursday and Friday

 

News release April 25, 2006

Suicide Prevention grant to benefit seven counties, Warm Springs Tribe

 

News release April 21, 2006

Healthy Kids forums set next week in Newport and Corvallis

 

Meeting notice April 20, 2006

Biopharming Ad Hoc Committee meets April 24 in Salem

 

News release April 17, 2006

DHS proposes action to improve state EMS system

 

News release April 14, 2006

Mumps epidemic spreads; Oregonians advised to be on lookout

 

Meeting notice April 13, 2006

Governor's Council to hear from community, students about underage drinking

 

News release April 13, 2006

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

 

News release April 6, 2006

Baby chicks and ducklings bring Salmonella risk

 

Meeting notice April 6, 2006

People with Disabilities Advisory Committee meets Wednesday, Thursday

 

Guest opinion April 5, 2006

National fluoride report prompts confusion over a "Top 10" health strategy

 

March 2006 news

 

Guest opinion March 30, 2006

Gambling on our college campuses isn't all fun and games

 

News release March 30, 2006

New Web site promotes assistive technology in affordable housing

 

News release March 27, 2006

Alert to parents: charm bracelet contains lead, poses health risk  

 

Meeting notice March 23, 2006

Biopharming Ad Hoc Committee meets March 27 in Portland

 

News release March 22, 2006

Human Services Building renamed in honor of Gov. Barbara Roberts

 

Meeting notice March 20, 2006

Senior Services Commission meets Friday, committees on Thursday

 

Media alert March 17, 2006

DHS headquarters building to be renamed in honor of Gov. Barbara Roberts

 

News release March 9, 2006

38 Oregonians end lives under Oregon Death with Dignity Act in 2005

 

News release March 8, 2006

Physician named to head up the Office of Medical Assistance Programs

 

News release March 8, 2006

Public comment invited on Salem-Keizer gym floors report

 

Media alert March 8, 2006

Briefing about annual Death with Dignity report scheduled Thursday

 

News release March 6, 2006

State set to launch initiative aimed at problem gambling on campuses

 

Guest opinion March 6, 2006

Retail tobacco inspections help reduce sales to underage buyers

 

Meeting notice March 3, 2006

People with Disabilities Advisory Committee to meet Wednesday

 

News release March 2, 2006

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

 

News release March 1, 2006

Safe Drinking Water Loan brings more than $100 million into Oregon

 

February 2006 news

 

News release Feb. 28, 2006

Human services offices and Sorpotimist clubs host statewide baby shower

 

Media alert Feb. 27, 2006

Safe drinking water loan fund tops $100 million benchmark as Woodburn completes major water-treatment project

 

News release Feb. 23, 2006

DHS issues final order granting Certificate of Need for Sacred Heart Medical Center's Hilyard Street location

 

Guest opinion Feb. 23, 2006

Oregon leading the nation in adding rigor to treatment practices  

 

News release Feb. 22, 2006

State problem-gambling program taps student creativity

 

Meeting notice Feb. 22, 2006

Biopharming Ad Hoc Committee meets Feb. 27

 

Meeting notice Feb. 17, 2006

Public Health Advisory Board to meet March 3

 

News release Feb. 15, 2006

Hearings scheduled for proposed HIV-reporting rules changes

 

News release Feb. 14, 2006

Low-income Medicare assistance program reopens

 

News release Feb. 9, 2006

Second annual Native American Caregiving Conference Feb. 16-17

 

News release Feb. 9, 2006

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

 

News release Feb. 8, 2006

Governor Kulongoski and DHS remind parents of Feb. 15 child immunization deadline

 

Meeting notice Feb. 2, 2006

People with Disabilities Advisory Committee to meet Wednesday and Thursday

 

Guest opinion Feb. 2, 2006

Contrary to popular belief, meth addicts can recover

 

Guest opinion Feb. 1, 2006

Caution needs to be taken with school-funded casino nights

 

January 2006 news

 

News release Jan. 30, 2006

Public health officials recommend hepatitis B vaccine for all newborns

 

News release Jan. 26, 2006

Health advisory lifted for water contact at Agate Beach

 

Meeting notice Jan. 25, 2006

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

 

News release Jan. 25, 2006

Health advisory lifted for water contact at Cannon Beach

 

Meeting notice Jan. 25, 2006

Home Care Commission meets February 2

 

News release Jan. 24, 2006

Public hearings being scheduled on federally required HIV-reporting changes

 

Meeting notice Jan. 20, 2006

Biopharming Ad Hoc Committee meets Jan. 23

 

News release Jan. 18, 2006

Elevated levels of mercury found in sport-caught fish from Emigrant Reservoir in Jackson County

 

News release Jan. 13, 2006

DHS grants Certificate of Need for Sacred Heart Medical Center's Hilyard Street location

 

News release Jan. 11, 2006

Health advisory issued for water contact at the mid-section of Cannon Beach

 

News release Jan. 9, 2006

Meningococcal cases should prompt vigilance, not alarm

 

Guest opinion Jan. 9, 2006

Health plans serve patients, save money

 

News release Jan. 5, 2006

Random retailer inspection visits target underage tobacco sales

 

Meeting notice Jan. 4, 2006

People with Disabilities Advisory Committee to meet Wednesday


(2005 news releases)