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December 2008 news

 

Meeting notice December 31, 2008

Governor's Commission on Senior Services Executive Committee meets Jan. 8

 

Meeting notice December 31, 2008

Oregon Home Care Commission meets Jan. 7 and 8

 

Meeting notice December 31, 2008

Oregon Disabilities Commission meets Jan. 7

 

News release December 24, 2008

Cold weather brings hypothermia threat

 

News release December 23, 2008

Public health advisory lifted For Willow Creek Reservoir

 

News release December 17, 2008

 

News release December 16, 2008

Prepare for cold weather with emergency check-lists

 

News release December 16, 2008

Oregon's Smokefree Workplace Law extends coverage at midnight on Dec. 31

 

Meeting notice December 16, 2008

Oregon Disabilities Commission Executive Committee to meet Dec. 22

 

News release December 12, 2008

Unique program addresses state's nursing shortage 

 

News release December 9, 2008

State issues proposed order granting certificate of need to replace Oregon State Hospital 

 

Meeting notice December 8, 2008

Obesity prevention task force will meet Friday

 

News release December 5, 2008

Federal Help Allows Oregon to Add Staff to Busy Food Stamps Offices

 

News release December 5, 2008

Gov. Ted Kulongoski proclaims Hand Washing Awareness Week

 

Meeting notice December 1, 2008

Agenda Revised for Governor's Commission on Senior Services meeting Wednesday and Thursday

 

Meeting notice December 1, 2008

Public Health Advisory Board meets Friday

 

November 2008 news

 

News release November 25, 2008

On World AIDS Day, state health officials encourage testing

 

News release November 25, 2008

Oregon health officials confirm season's first flu case

 

Meeting notice November 24, 2008

Governor's Commission on Senior Services meets Dec. 3 and 4

 

Meeting notice November 24, 2008

Oregon Home Care Commission meets Dec. 3 and 4

 

Meeting notice November 20, 2008

Obesity prevention task force meets Monday

 

News release November 18, 2008

Central and Southern Oregon hardest hit by economic downturn

 

Meeting notice November 12, 2008

Study shows written hospital policies encourage breastfeeding

 

News release November 7, 2008

Strategic plan targets diabetes, obesity 

 

Meeting notice November 6, 2008

Heart Gallery of Oregon Comes to Grants Pass

 

Meeting notice November 5, 2008

Governor's Commission on Senior Services Executive Committee to meet Nov. 13

 

October 2008 news

 

Meeting notice October 30, 2008

Obesity prevention task force meets Monday

 

News release October 30, 2008

Public health advisory issued for Siltcoos Lake

 

News release October 30, 2008

Oregon Disabilities Commission to meet Nov. 6

 

News release October 24, 2008

Governor's drug, alcohol council holds Josephine County meeting

 

News release October 23, 2008

Parents, kids learn about each other in DHS Strengthening Families classes

 

News release October 23, 2008

Oregon health officials issue Lower Bridge Mine report

 

News release October 22, 2008

State approves relocation of Portland nursing facility beds

 

News release October 22, 2008

News release October 20, 2008

Elder Abuse Prevention Month activities highlight an under-reported but growing problem

 

News release October 20, 2008

Oct. 23 is deadline to return OHP-Standard applications mailed in September

 

News release October 16, 2008

Public health officials promote influenza vaccinations

 

Meeting notice October 16, 2008

Oregon Disabilities Commission Executive Committee to meet

 

Meeting notice October 16, 2008

Governor's Commission: Senior services commission to meet

 

News release October 16, 2008

Richard Harris named interim chief of DHS addictions, mental health division

 

News release October 15, 2008

Oregon "warm" line goes daily, named after mental health advocate

 

News release October 15, 2008

Public Use Restriction Lifted for Lemolo Lake

 

News release October 15, 2008

Mental health advocates to receive DHS awards Oct. 17

 

Meeting notice October 7, 2008

Heart Gallery of Oregon comes to Medford

 

Meeting notice October 6, 2008

Governor's Commission on Senior Services Executive Committee to meet October 9

 

News release October 6, 2008

Final round of OHP-Standard applications to be mailed Tuesday

 

News release October 2, 2008

Antibiotics: Increasing risk and decreasing benefit

 

News release October 2, 2008

Public health advisory issued for Wickiup Reservoir

 

News release October 2, 2008

DHS recommends metals plant test fish in nearby lake

 

News release October 1, 2008

White Rabbit Candy recalled because of melamine

 

September 2008 news

 

Meeting notice September 26, 2008

Obesity prevention task force meets Monday

 

News release September 25, 2008

Public health advisory lifted for Wickiup Reservoir

 

News release September 25, 2008

Oregon Disabilities Commission to meet Tuesday in Salem

 

News release September 24, 2008

Public health advisory lifted for Dorena Reservoir

 

Meeting notice September 24, 2008

Oregon Home Care Commission meets October 1 and 2

 

News release September 23, 2008

Portland's Miracles Club hosts seminar on addiction recovery

 

News release September 22, 2008

DHS awarded $1.6 million to help people avoid stays in nursing facilities

 

News release September 19, 2008

Public health advisory issued for Dexter Reservoir

 

News release September 18, 2008

Public health advisory issued for Lemolo Lake

 

News release September 18, 2008

Sept. 22 is deadline to return OHP-Standard applications mailed in August

 

News release September 16, 2008

Public health advisory issued for Lost Creek Reservoir

 

News release September 16, 2008

Oregon to receive $1.5 million for pandemic influenza planning

 

Guest opinion September 15, 2008

Oregonians in addiction recovery making positive contributions to society

 

News release September 10, 2008

No evidence of harm from repaired school buses

 

Meeting notice September 9, 2008

Oregon Disabilities Commission Executive Committee meets September 12

 

News release September 4, 2008

Salmonellosis outbreak prompts alfalfa sprout recall

 

Meeting notice September 3, 2008

Obesity prevention task force meets Monday

 

News release September 3, 2008

Oregon breaks ground for new state-of-the art mental health hospital

 

News release September 2, 2008

Oregon Health Plan: 6,000 Standard applications to be mailed Friday

 

Meeting notice September 2, 2008

Oregon Home Care Commission meets September 3 and 4

 

August 2008 news

 

News release August 28, 2008

State to break ground on new hospital September 3

 

Meeting notice August 28, 2008

Public Health Advisory Board to discuss environmental issues

 

News release August 28, 2008

DHS invites students to enter National Radon Poster Contest

 

News release August 26, 2008

Governor's Commission on Senior Services meets in Medford September 24 and 25

 

News release August 22, 2008

Precautionary health advisory lifted for Nye Beach

 

News release August 22, 2008

Public health advisory issued for Dorena Reservoir

 

News release August 22, 2008

Public Health Advisory Lifted For Odell Lake

 

News release August 20, 2008

Algae advisory lifted for Willow Creek Reservoir

 

News release August 19, 2008

Friday is deadline to return OHP-Standard applications mailed in July

 

News release August 19, 2008

Governor's council to receive medical marijuana briefing Aug. 26

 

News release August 18, 2008

Governor's Commission on Senior Services Executive Committee to meet August 21

 

News release August 15, 2008

WISEWOMAN Program Funded in Oregon

 

News release August 14, 2008

Obesity task force meets Monday

 

News release August 14, 2008

Malheur County has Oregon's first human West Nile cases of 2008

 

Meeting notice August 13, 2008

Oregon Home Care Commission will hold executive session August 15

 

News release August 11, 2008

Oregon's patient safety reporting system working well

 

News release August 9, 2008

State hospital calls for additional investigation after arrest of employee

 

News release August 8, 2008

Health officials warn against rabid bats

 

News release August 7, 2008

Public Health Advisory Issued for Odell Lake

 

News release August 5, 2008

Oregon Health Plan: 6,000 more OHP-Standard applications being mailed Thursday

 

News release August 4, 2008

Study finds naturally-occurring arsenic in some Douglas County wells

 

News release August 4, 2008

Terrebonne-area residents will discuss Lower Bridge Mine

 

July 2008 news

 

News release July 30, 2008

State epidemiologist says data support restaurant calorie listing

 

News release July 30, 2008

 

News release July 29, 2008

DHS Food Stamp program honored for success

 

News release July 28, 2008

Mosquitoes bring the first sign of West Nile virus for 2008

 

Media alert July 28, 2008

U.S. Agriculture Under Secretary in Oregon to Present Award to DHS

 

News release July 25, 2008

Public health advisory lifted for Tualatin River

 

News release July 24, 2008

Two-thirds of Oregon liquor establishments are smokefree

 

News release July 23, 2008

Alcohol, drug problems touch 258,000 Oregonians

 

Meeting notice July 16, 2008

Health officials lift Hills Creek Reservoir health advisory

 

Meeting notice July 15, 2008

Governor's Commission on Senior Services will meet July 23, 24

 

Meeting notice July 15, 2008

Governor's council to hear about drug crime sentencing ballot measures

 

News release July 15, 2008

State to double number of Oregon Health Plan applications being mailed

 

News release July 14, 2008

Algae brings Tualatin River health advisory

 

News release July 11, 2008

Public health advisory issued for Lemolo Lake

 

News release July 7, 2008

3,000 more OHP-Standard applications mailed today

 

Meeting notice July 2, 2008

Governor's Commission on Senior Services Executive Committee will meet July 10

 

News release July 2, 2008

Temperature plays key role in food safety

 

News release July 2, 2008

Public health advisory issued for Willow Creek Reservoir

 

 

June 2008 news

 

Media alert June 27, 2008

 

Meeting notice June 27, 2008

Oregon Disabilities Commission to meet July 3

 

Meeting notice June 26, 2008

Oregon Home Care Commission will hold executive session, regular meeting June 30

 

News release June 12, 2008

DHS announces new head of Children, Adults and Families Division

 

News release June 24, 2008

DHS moves residents, initiates investigation of Connell House

 

News release June 23, 2008

DHS to expand health system emergency preparedness to primary clinics

 

News release June 19, 2008

How does alcohol and drug abuse affect communities?

 

News release June 18, 2008

Oregon Health Plan: 2,040 gain coverage

 

News release June 12, 2008

Windsurfer, kiteboarders illnesses and injuries

 

Meeting notice June 12, 2008

Governor's Commission on Senior Services to meet for Biennial Planning

 

News release June 12, 2008

DHS wellness thrust aims at mental illness mortality rate

 

News release June 11, 2008

Health advisory lifted at Harris Beach

 

News release June 9, 2008

News release June 5, 2008

Meeting notice June 3, 2008

Governor's Commission on Senior Services Executive Committee to meet June 6

 

News release June 2, 2008

3,000 more Oregon Health Plan applications to be mailed Friday

 

May 2008 news

 

Meeting notice May 30, 2008

Public Health Advisory Board meets Friday in Portland

 

News release May 29, 2008

Overall youth gambling down, but Internet's lure draws concern, DHS reports 

 

News release May 28, 2008

DHS launches tobacco-free campus policy

 

News release May 21, 2008

Friday deadline approaches for 3,000 Oregonians to apply for health care

 

Meeting notice May 16, 2008

Governor's alcohol, drug abuse council to meet

 

News release May 13, 2008

DHS directs $550,000 toward local public health emergency response needs

 

News release May 9, 2008

Governor praises 47 drug courts in May proclamation

 

Meeting notice May 8, 2008

Oregon Home Care Commission will hold executive session by phone May 14

 

News release May 8, 2008

New grant will help DHS expand self-management program

 

News release May 8, 2008

Fewer moms smoke while pregnant

 

News release May 7, 2008

DHS to hold videoconference Thursday with seven Eastern Oregon communities - Public invited to help set budget priorities for 2009-2011

 

News release May 6, 2008

Governor proclaims May as Oregon Mental Health Month

 

Meeting notice May 6, 2008

GCSS to meet in Ontario May 22 and 23

 

News release May 5, 2008

State issues final order granting certificate of need for a new psychiatric hospital in unincorporated Washington County 

 

News release May 5, 2008

3,000 more OHP-Standard applications to be mailed Wednesday

 

News release May 2, 2008

News release May 1, 2008

Rabies-infected bat found in Multnomah County

 

April 2008 news

 

News release April 30, 208

Network of Care offers aging services online

 

News release April 30, 2008

Governor appoints three to Commission on Senior Services

 

Meeting notice April 29, 2008

Oregon Disabilities Commission to meet May 1

 

News release April 29, 2008

DHS to offer free well tests in Douglas County as part of arsenic study

 

News release April 28, 2008

Prevention works: child injury deaths decline in Oregon 

 

Meeting notice April 25, 2008

DHS/ODOT Budget Note Steering Committee meets April 30

 

Meeting notice April 25, 2008

Oregon Home Care Commission meets April 30 and May 1

 

News release April 24, 2008

More than 600 uninsured adults found eligible for medical coverage so far

 

News release April 23, 2008

News release April 23, 2008

Clean-up complete, assessment finds former vermiculite plant is not a health hazard

 

News release April 22, 2008

Got Polyps? Initiative launches to boost colorectal cancer screening in Oregon

 

News release April 22, 2008

DHS invites elementary students to enter Clean Beaches Art Contest

 

Meeting notice April 18, 2008

Governor's Commission on Senior Services meets April 24, 25

 

News release April 15, 2008

News release April 14, 2008

State gives Oregon Health Plan applicants more time to return paperwork

 

News release April 10, 2008

News release April 9, 2008

News release April 9, 2008

Residents of 35 counties receiving OHP-Standard applications

 

News release April 8, 2008

Oregonians support tobacco prevention and expanded smokefree laws

 

Media alert April 7, 2008

Acting Surgeon General in Portland to promote Childhood Overweight and Obesity Prevention Initiative

 

News release April 4, 2008

El 10 de abril es el último día para presentar las primeras solicitudes del Plan de Salud de Oregón

 

News release April 4, 2008

Beach monitoring program seeks public input 

 

News release April 4, 2008

Public health offers week-long focus on climate change and human health 

 

News release April 3, 2008

April 10 is deadline for returning first Oregon Health Plan applications

 

News release April 2, 2008

Teen drinking a key focus of Governor's Alcohol Awareness Month decree

 

News release April 2, 2008

March 2008 news

 

Meeting notice March 31, 2008

Oregon Home Care Commission meets April 2 and 3

 

News release March 31, 2008

Oregon Health Plan's streamlined application to be introduced Tuesday

 

News release March 25, 2008

Meeting notice March 25, 2008

Governor's Commission on Senior Services to meet March 26, 27

 

News release March 24, 2008

News release March 24, 2008

National center lauds DHS for improving kids' mental health care

 

News release March 19, 2008
State issues proposed order granting certificate of need for a new psychiatric hospital in unincorporated Washington County 

 

News release March 18, 2008

Youth smoking down, eighth grade drinking up, says DHS report

 

Meeting notice March 18, 2008

Governor's council to hear report on vocational rehab survey

 

News release March 17, 2008

Names on Oregon Health Plan reservation list come from all 36 counties

 

News release March 10, 2008

Liquor stores join "Face It, Parents" youth anti-drinking campaign

 

Meeting notice March 5, 2008

Oregon Disabilities Commission to meet March 6

 

Meeting notice March 4, 2008

Public Health Advisory Board meets Friday in Portland

 

News release March 3, 2008

News release March 3, 2008

DHS files rules to implement new emergency contraception law

 

February 2008 news

 

News release Feb. 29, 2008

News release Feb. 29, 2008

Governor proclaims March 3-9 Problem Gambling Awareness Week

 

Media alert Feb. 29, 2008

News conference: State increases standard for quality of care at nursing facilities

 

News release Feb. 27, 2008

"I am the Cure" HIV prevention campaign launches in Oregon

 

News releases Feb. 26, 2008

News releases Feb. 25, 2008

News release Feb. 22, 2008
Roadmap to child safety released

 

News release Feb. 20, 2008

Report shows improvements in Oregon's public health emergency preparedness efforts

 

News releases Feb. 19, 2008

News releases Feb. 15, 2008

News release Feb. 14, 2008

News release Feb. 14, 2008

New superintendent selected for Oregon State Hospital

 

News release Feb. 13, 2008

News release Feb. 13, 2008

Parents reminded to get kids immunized by Feb. 20

 

News release Feb. 12, 2008

News release Feb. 12, 2008

Study shows association between free infant formula and reduced breastfeeding

 

News release Feb. 8, 2008

DHS awards $13 million for housing of persons with mental illness

 

News release Feb. 7, 2008

News release Feb. 7, 2008

DHS Klamath Falls CAF office to reopen at 1 p.m. today

 

Meeting notice Feb. 7, 2008

CIRT Review Group to hold first meeting Friday in Salem

 

News release Feb. 6, 2008

State hosts community meeting on mental hospital replacement project

 

News release Feb. 6, 2008

Oregon emergency medical services physician named to national advisory committee

 

News release Feb. 6, 2008

Oregon retailer sales checks aim at curbing teen tobacco use

 

News release Feb. 5, 2008

Klamath Falls CAF office closed due to snow build-up on roof

 

News release Feb. 5, 2008

 

News release Feb. 5, 2008

 

Meeting notice Feb. 4, 2008

Oregon Home Care Commission meets Feb. 6 and 7

 

News release Feb. 4, 2008

More than 33,000 Oregonians put names on health insurance reservation list

 

News release Feb. 1, 2008

Declaration of Domestic Partnership forms available starting February 1

 

News release Feb. 1, 2008

News release Feb. 1, 2008

Oregon adult, youth smoking drops 41 percent in decade

 

January 2008 news

 

 

News release Jan. 31, 2008

News release Jan. 30, 2008

Guest opinion Jan. 30, 2008

TV show ignores science, may put children at risk

 

Media alert Jan. 25, 2008

Media briefing: State opens Oregon Health Plan-Standard reservation list Monday

 

News release Jan. 25, 2008

News release Jan. 24, 2008

Correction: Bilateral cardiac catheterization hospital quality indicator incorrectly reported as mortality rate

 

News release Jan. 23, 2008

DHS-backed peer-driven mental health "warm" line opens in Fossil

 

News release Jan. 23, 2008

2006 Oregon Hospital Quality Data posted by Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research

 

News release Jan. 22, 2008

Meeting notice Jan. 18, 2008

Governor's Commission on Senior Services to meet Jan. 24 and 25

 

News release Jan. 18, 2008

Public comments sought for PBDE flame retardant report

 

News release Jan. 17, 2008

DHS allocates $4 million to move mentally ill from jail into treatment

 

News release Jan. 17, 2008

Pertussis outbreaks point to importance of vaccination 

 

Media alert Jan. 16, 2008

Media advisory: State Hospital briefing

 

Meeting notice Jan. 16, 2008

Oregon HIV Care Coalition meeting

 

Meeting notice Jan. 15, 2008

Governor's council to hear comments on DUII referral system

 

News release Jan. 15, 2008

Meeting notice Jan. 14, 2008

State hosts Community Forum on Oregon State Hospital Replacement Project

 

News release Jan. 14, 2008

Oregonians to get first chance to help design Medicaid health record bank

 

News release Jan. 11, 2008

News release Jan. 10, 2008

DHS public health program joins national radio network

 

News release Jan. 10, 2008

News release Jan. 9, 2008

DHS wellness effort seeks to halt early deaths of people with mental illness

 

News release Jan. 7, 2008

State hospital receives conditional accreditation from Joint Commission

 

News release Jan. 7, 2008

Several thousand Oregonians to be added to Oregon Health Plan's Standard benefit package

 

 


 

 

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