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December 2009 news

 

Meeting notice, December 31, 2009

Governor's Commission on Senior Services Executive Committee to meet

 

News release, December 29, 2009

News release, December 29, 2009

Oregon Public Health's Adrienne Greene named 2009 Safe Kids USA State Coordinator of the Year

 

Meeting notice, December 28, 2009

Public Hearing for Physicians Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Registry Advisory Committee, January 11

 

Meeting notice, December 22, 2009

Oregon Home Care Commission will hold a teleconference call on December 28, 2009

 

News release, December 22, 2009

H1N1 vaccine is the gift that keeps giving - Weekly H1N1 update

 

News release, December 18, 2009

State approves relocation of nursing facility beds in Lane county

 

Meeting notice, December 17, 2009

Oregon Disabilities Commission committees to meet December 21

 

News release, December 16, 2009

Demand for State Services Continues to Grow During Holiday Season

 

Meeting notice, December 15, 2009

Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board meeting

 

News release, December 15, 2009

More H1N1 vaccine is arriving; all are eligible to be vaccinated

 

News release, December 15, 2009

All state offices in Umatilla County closed Tuesday

 

News release, December 14, 2009

More than 20 years of experience will lead Oregon's Health Professionals Program

 

News release, December 11, 2009

Oregon Public Health officials to make H1N1 vaccine available to everyone

 

Media alert, December 10, 2009

News release, December 8, 2009

Meeting notice, December 4, 2009

Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission subcommittees begin meeting in December

 

News release, December 4, 2009

 

Meeting notice, December 4, 2009

Oregon Health Policy Board begins to tackle the challenges of health reform

 

News release, December 1, 2009

Local business will reopen to supply bricks to state hospital construction project

 

News release, December 1, 2009

Weekly H1N1 influenza update for December 1, 2009

 

Meeting notice, December 1, 2009

Public Health Advisory Board (PHAB) meets Friday, December 4

 

November 2009 news

 

News release, November 30, 2009

Public health advisory lifted for Tenmile Lake

 

News release, November 30, 2009

Public health advisory lifted for Sru Lake

 

News release, November 30, 2009

News release, November 24, 2009

News release, November 24, 2009

State offers help to more Oregon families as holidays approach

 

Meeting notice, November 24, 2009

Oregon Home Care Commission meets December 2 and 3

 

News release, November 23, 2009

News release, November 20, 2009

News release, November 20, 2009

Oregon DHS celebrates National Adoption Month by recognizing partners

 

News release, November 19, 2009

Friday H1N1 influenza media availability

 

News release, November 18, 2009

News release, November 17, 2009

News release, November 17, 2009

Health advisory issued for water contact at Cannon Beach

 

News release, November 16, 2009

News release, November 13, 2009

News release, November 12, 2009

Friday H1N1 influenza briefing: State and local health officials

 

Meeting notice, November 12, 2009

Governor's Commission on Senior Services executive committee to meet November 19

 

News release, November 10, 2009

Oregon is not waiting for health reform: first meeting of the Oregon Health Policy Board

 

News release, November 10, 2009

Meeting notice, November 10, 2009

Oregon Disabilities Commission Employed Persons with Disabilities Subcommittee to meet

 

News release, November 10, 2009

Oregon bars, bowling centers are following Smokefree Workplace Law, study shows

 

News release, November 06, 2009

Public health advisory lifted for Blue Lake

 

Meeting notice, November 05, 2009

Oregon Health Policy Board's inaugural meeting

 

News release, November 04, 2009

Health advisory issued for water contact at Nye Beach

 

News release November 03, 2009

News release, November 02, 2009

Public health advisory lifted for Haystack Reservoir

 

October 2009 news

 

News release, October 30, 2009

Mary Ellen Glynn to lead new Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission

 

News release, October 29, 2009

Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission introduces Executive Director

 

Meeting notice, October 28, 2009

Oregon Home Care Commission to meet November 5

 

Meeting notice, October 28, 2009

Oregon Disabilities Commission to meet November 5

 

News release October 27, 2009

News release October 26, 2009

Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board inaugural meeting

 

News release October 23, 2009

DHS recognizes Red Ribbon Week

 

News release October 23, 2009

Public health advisory lifted for Bastendorff County Park Beach and Sunset Bay State Park Beach

 

News release October 23, 2009

Public health advisory lifted for Nye Beach

 

News release October 23, 2009

Public health advisory lifted for Dorena Reservoir

 

News release October 22, 2009

State denies approval for limited service hospital in St. Helens

 

News release October 21, 2009

News release October 21, 2009

Health advisory issued for water contact at Nye Beach

 

News release October 19, 2009

Public health advisory lifted for Willow Creek Reservoir

 

News release October 19, 2009

News release October 15, 2009

Federal funds help Oregonians in need

 

News release October 15, 2009

Governor's Commission on Senior Services to meet October 21 and 22

 

News release October 15, 2009

"Too Many Ads: Marketing Junk Food to Kids" launches media campaign Oct. 15.

 

News release October 15, 2009

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

 

News release October 15, 2009

Public health advisory issued for Blue Lake

 

Meeting notice October 14, 2009

Oregon Disabilities Commission committees to meet October 19

 

News release October 14, 2009

News release October 13, 2009

Public health advisory lifted for Lost Creek Lake

 

News release October 13, 2009

More seasonal flu vaccine expected to arrive in time for flu season

 

Meeting notice October 9, 2009

Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission inaugural meeting

 

Meeting notice October 8, 2009

POLST Advisory Board meets Monday, Oct. 12

 

Meeting notice October 7, 2009

Governor's Commission on Senior Services Executive Committee to meet Oct. 8

 

News release October 7, 2009

Richard Harris named chief of DHS Addictions and Mental Health

 

News release October 5, 2009

"Get Smart about Antibiotics" week: October 5-11, 2009

 

News release October 2, 2009

Food Stamp program receives national award for third year in a row

 

News release October 1, 2009

Oregon Food Stamp Benefits to Remain Unchanged

 

September 2009 news

 

News release September 30, 2009

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

 

News release September 30, 2009

 

News release September 30, 2009

 

News release September 29, 2009

News release September 28, 2009

Public health advisory lifted for Dexter Reservoir

 

News release September 28, 2009

Oregon schools emphasize prevention, not closures, as they prepare for flu season

 

News release September 25, 2009

Public health advisory lifted for Wickiup Reservoir

 

Meeting notice September 24, 2009

Home Care Commission meets Sept. 30, Oct. 1

 

News release September 22, 2009

Public health advisory lifted for Elk Creek

 

News release September 21, 2009

Public health advisory lifted for Paulina Lake

 

News release September 18, 2009

Public health advisory issued for Tenmile Lake

 

News release September 18, 2009

Public health advisory issued for Haystack Reservoir

 

News release September 18, 2009

Public health advisory issued for Lost Creek Lake

 

Meeting notice September 18, 2009

Governor's Commission on Senior Services to meet Sept. 23, 24

 

News release September 17, 2009

Oregon State Hospital names new chief medical officer

 

News release September 15, 2009

H1N1 Vaccine approved by Federal Drug Administration

 

News release September 15, 2009

Food Stamps & TANF - Need for Economic Assistance Shows Unprecedented Increase

 

Meeting notice September 14, 2009

Oregon Disabilities Commission Employed Persons with Disabilities Subcommittee to meet September 21

 

News release September 14, 2009

Beach Monitoring Program Invites Public Feedback

 

News release September 11, 2009

Public health advisory issued for Willow Creek Reservoir

 

News release September 11, 2009

Public health advisory still in effect for portions of Elk Creek and Umpqua River - Toxin confirmed as cause of death in dog

 

Meeting notice September 10, 2009

Oregon Home Care Commission will hold a teleconference Monday, Sept. 14

 

News release September 9, 2009

Public health advisory issued for Sru Lake

 

News release September 9, 2009

Public health advisory lifted for Whetstone Pond

 

News release September 4, 2009

Public health advisory issued for portions of Elk Creek and Umpqua River

 

Meeting notice September 4, 2009

Governor's Commission on Senior Services executive committee to meet September 10

 

News release September 3, 2009

Recovery Month emphasizes the importance of community support

 

News release September 3, 2009

State Child Welfare Officials Launch Effort to Improve Safety in Foster Care

 

Meeting notice September 2, 2009

Oregon Public Health Advisory Board to meet Sept. 11 in Portland

 

News release September 2, 2009

Public health advisory issued for Wickiup Reservoir

 

News release September 2, 2009

Public Health advisory issued for West Nile virus

 

August 2009 news

 

News release Aug. 31, 2009

Public health advisory lifted for Wickiup Reservoir

 

News release Aug. 31, 2009

Public health advisory lifted for Hills Creek Reservoir

 

News release Aug. 28, 2009

Food Stamps, Cash Assistance to Oregon Families Continues to Increase

 

Meeting notice Aug. 28, 2009

Oregon Disabilities Commission to meet September 3

 

News release Aug. 28, 2009

State approves relocation of nursing facility beds in Madras

 

News release Aug. 27, 2009

Public health advisory issued for Paulina Lake

 

Meeting notice Aug. 26, 2009

Oregon Home Care Commission teleconference Friday, August 28

 

Meeting notice Aug. 25, 2009

Oregon Home Care Commission meets September 2, 3

 

News release Aug. 19, 2009

DHS Names Kelley-Siel to Lead Children, Adults and Families Division

 

News release Aug. 19, 2009

Client Services Still Available at Santiam Center

 

News release Aug. 19, 2009

Oregon State Hospital improves patient care and safety with additional nursing staff

 

News release Aug. 18, 2009

Public health advisory lifted for Lemolo Lake

 

News release Aug. 17, 2009

Sen. Margaret Carter and Tina Edlund join Department of Human Services and Oregon Health Authority

 

News release Aug. 14, 2009

Health advisory issued for water contact at Harris State Park Beach

 

News release Aug. 14, 2009

Health advisory lifted at Sunset Bay State Park Beach

 

News release Aug. 13, 2009

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

 

News release Aug. 13, 2009

Public health advisory issued for Dexter and Dorena reservoirs

 

News release Aug. 12, 2009

Public health advisory issued for Wickiup Reservoir

 

News release Aug. 12, 2009

Advisories lifted for Odell Lake and Crane Prairie Reservoir

 

News release Aug. 12, 2009

State urges Oregonians to take steps to protect themselves from West Nile virus

 

Meeting notice Aug. 12, 2009

Oregon Disabilities Commission Employed Persons with Disabilities Subcommittee to meet August 17

 

News release Aug. 11, 2009

Oregon makes progress on voluntary initiative to improve patient safety

 

Meeting notice Aug. 10, 2009

Governor's Commission on Senior Services Executive Committee meets Aug. 13

 

News release Aug. 6, 2009

Family nutrition is focus of cook-off event with Governor Kulongoski

 

News release Aug. 3, 2009

Web cam captures day-to-day construction of new state hospital

 

July 2009 news

 

News release July 31, 2009

Public health advisory issued for Crane Prairie Reservoir

 

News release July 30, 2009

Public health advisory issued for Hills Creek Reservoir

 

News release July 30, 2009

Learn how making healthy choices can be fun at upcoming public health-focused OMSI event

 

News release July 29, 2009

Public health officials urge testing of Sutherlin-area wells; newly completed study shows high levels of arsenic in some areas

 

News release July 24, 2009

Health officials advise Oregonians to use common sense in extreme heat

 

News release July 24, 2009

State will complete review of need for new St. Helens hospital by Oct. 22

 

News release July 24, 2009

Public health advisory issued for Lemolo Reservoir

 

Meeting notice July 24, 2009

Governor's Council will be the first to hear the results of a five year study to identify the prevalence rate of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in Oregon.

 

News release July 23, 2009

Public health advisory issued for Whetstone Pond, Denman Wildlife Area

 

News release July 22, 2009

 

News release July 22, 2009

Public health advisory issued for Odell Lake

 

News release July 21, 2009

Revaccinations recommended for nearly 22,000 patients in Oregon after storage errors found

 

Meeting notice July 15, 2009

Oregon Disabilities Commission Employed Persons with Disabilities Subcommittee will meet July 20

 

Meeting notice July 15, 2009

Oregon Disabilities Commission Executive Committee will meet July 20

 

News release July 9, 2009

Public health advisory lifted for Crane Prairie Reservoir

 

News release July 9, 2009

New report addresses health risks associated with Douglas County mine

 

News release July 6, 2009

Fresh produce for low-income seniors available but many missing out

 

Meeting notice July 6, 2009

Governor's Commission on Senior Services Executive Committee will meet July 9

 

June 2009 news

 

News release June 29, 2009

Public health advisory lifted for Lost Creek Lake

 

Meeting notice June 23, 2009

Governor's Commission on Senior Services June meetings canceled

 

News release June 19, 2009

Governor's Council to hear reports about student use of prescription drugs

 

News release June 19, 2009

 

News release June 18, 2009

Public health advisory issued for Crane Prairie Reservoir

 

Meeting notice June 18, 2009

Governor's Commission on Senior Services will meet June 24, 25

 

Meeting notice June 17, 2009

Oregon Disabilities Commission will meet June 25 in Portland

 

News release June 16, 2009

Need for economic assistance continues to grow — one in six Oregonians count on food stamps

 

News release June 16, 2009

Public health advisory lifted for Hills Creek Reservoir

 

News release June 15, 2009

Public health advisory issued for Lost Creek Lake

 

News release June 15, 2009

DHS highlights World Elder Abuse Prevention Day today, June 15, in Salem

 

Meeting notice June 9, 2009

Oregon Disabilities Commission Executive Committee will meet June 15

 

News release June 8, 2009

Oregon's first confirmed death from novel H1N1 (swine) influenza reported in Marion County

 

Meeting notice June 5, 2009

Governor's Commission on Senior Services Executive Committee will meet June 11

 

May 2009 news

 

News release May 28, 2009

New law helps renters find homes free of secondhand smoke

 

Meeting notice May 28, 2009

Oregon Public Health Advisory Board scheduled to meet June 5 in Salem

 

Meeting notice May 28, 2009

Oregon Disabilities Commission Employed Persons with Disabilities Subcommittee will meet June 1

 

Meeting notice May 28, 2009

Oregon Home Care Commission will meet June 4

 

News release May 27, 2009

Governor Appoints Members to Task Force on Disproportionality in Child Welfare

 

News release May 27, 2009

State hospital seeks volunteers for patient care committee

 

News release May 22, 2009

120 cases of H1N1 swine flu reported in Oregon; twice-weekly reporting to begin Tuesday

 

News release May 21, 2009

Governor's Council to hear testimony on the impacts of drugs and alcohol on Oregon 8th graders

 

News release May 21, 2009

DHS lifts shellfish consumption advisory at Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River

 

News release May 21, 2009

Advisory warns of high PCB levels in smallmouth bass above Bonneville Dam

 

News release May 21, 2009

Public health advisory issued for Hills Creek Reservoir

 

Meeting notice May 19, 2009

Governor's Commission on Senior Services will meet May 27, 28

 

News release May 19, 2009

Year in Review: Increased demand for food stamps, cash assistance continues

 

News release May 15, 2009

Celebrating volunteers for National AmeriCorps Week

 

News release May 14, 2009

Lower Bridge Mine: Public invited to information session May 28 in Redmond

 

News release May 13, 2009

News release May 11, 2009

Oregon tobacco use drops to lowest level in recent years

 

News release May 8, 2009

H1N1 swine influenza update: May 8, 2009

 

News release May 7, 2009

H1N1 swine influenza update: May 7, 2009

 

News release May 7, 2009

State approves relocation of nursing facility beds in Portland

 

News release May 6, 2009

H1N1 swine influenza update: May 6, 2009

 

News release May 5, 2009

H1N1 swine influenza update: May 5, 2009

 

News release May 5, 2009

Heart Gallery of Oregon in Salem for Foster Care Month

 

News release May 5, 2009

Heart Gallery of Oregon in Medford for Foster Care Month

 

News release May 5, 2009

H1N1 swine influenza media briefing: Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Portland State Office Building

 

News release May 5, 2009

Healthy aging display and report highlight Older Americans month

 

News release May 4, 2009

H1N1 swine influenza update: 4 p.m., May 4, 2009

 

News release May 4, 2009

H1N1 flu media briefing: Monday at 2 p.m., Portland

 

News release May 3, 2009

H1N1 influenza update: 4 p.m., Sunday, May 3 

 

News release May 2, 2009
H1N1 influenza update: 4 p.m., Saturday, May 2

 

News release May 2, 2009
H1N1 influenza update: 2 p.m., Saturday May 2

 

News release May 1, 2009
H1N1 influenza update: 4 p.m., Friday, May 1

 

News release May 1, 2009
H1N1 flu media briefing: Today at 2 p.m. at Portland State Office Building

 

April 2009 news

 

News release April 30, 2009
H1N1 flu update: 4 p.m., April 30, 2009

 

News release April 30, 2009
First probable H1N1 flu case reported in Oregon

 

Meeting notice April 29, 2009
Governor's Commission on Senior Services Executive Committee will meet May 6

 

Meeting notice April 29, 2009
Oregon Home Care Commission will meet May 6 and 7

 

News release April 29, 2009
Wednesday swine flu briefing: State and local public health officials

 

Meeting notice April 28, 2009
Oregon Disabilities Commission will meet May 7

 

News release April 28, 2009
Two-thirds of Oregon hospitals enforce smokefree tobacco policies

 

News release April 28, 2009
State psychiatric hospital hires a chief nursing officer

 

News release April 26, 2009
Swine flu media briefing in Portland today with state and local public health officials

 

News release April 24, 2009
Public Health Division stepping up surveillance of swine flu in Oregon after CDC confirms cases in California and Texas

 

News release April 23, 2009
Governor's Council will host Addictions Education Day on the Capitol steps

 

Meeting notice April 22, 2009
Governor's Council to hear reports on the social and economic impacts of drug and alcohol abuse

 

News release April 20, 2009
Environmental health assessment completed at Lower Bridge Mine

 

News release April 16, 2009
Biannual service need forecast: DHS predicts continued growth in need for food stamps, other help

 

Meeting notice April 16, 2009
Oregon Disabilities Commission Executive Committee will meet April 20

 

Meeting notice April 16, 2009
Oregon Disabilities Commission Employed Persons with Disabilities Subcommittee will meet April 20

 

News release April 15, 2009
Demand for economic assistance through Oregon Department of Human Services predicted to continue growing through next biennium

 

News release April 14, 2009
Governor's Commission on Senior Services will meet April 23

 

News release April 7, 2009
DHS invites elementary students to enter Clean Beaches Art Contest

 

News release April 3, 2009
Baby chicks may pose a Salmonella threat; proper handling advised

 

Media briefing April 3, 2009
Oregon legislators challenged to kick off National Public Health Week with a "State Walk for the Public's Health" to encourage physical activity

 

News release April 2, 2009
National Public Health Week

 

Meeting notice April 1, 2009
Governor's Commission on Senior Services Executive Committee will meet April 9

 

News release April 1, 2009
2007 Oregon hospital quality data released by Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research

 

March 2009 news

 

News release March 31, 2009
Task Force Report: Obesity in Oregon is a Public Health Crisis

 

News release March 30, 2009
Salmonellosis outbreak traced to pepper spices; break came in testing at a Portland restaurant

 

News release March 26, 2009
State health officials want further study of fire-affected school buses

 

News release March 26, 2009
Announcing an opportunity to serve as host site for an AmeriCorps member

 

News release March 26, 2009
Federal stimulus package increases food stamp benefits and boosts local economies

 

Meeting notice March 25, 2009
Oregon Home Care Commission will meet April 1 and 2

 

Meeting notice March 18, 2009
Governor's Commission on Senior Services will meet March 25, 26

 

News release March 16, 2009
Heart Gallery of Oregon Comes to Klamath Falls

 

News release March 13, 2009
Northwest Health Foundation and Oregon Public Health Division announce high school student photo contest

 

News release March 12, 2009
Oregon Youth Sexual Health Plan provides resource for communities

 

Meeting notice March 12, 2009
Oregon Disabilities Commission Executive Committee will meet March 16

 

Meeting notice March 12, 2009
Oregon Disabilities Commission Employed Persons with Disabilities Subcommittee will meet March 16

 

Meeting notice March 5, 2009
Governor's Commission on Senior Services Executive Committee will meet March 12

 

Meeting notice March 2, 2009
Public Health Advisory Board meets Friday

 

Meeting notice March 2, 2009
Oregon Disabilities Commission will meet March 5

 

News release March 2, 2009
State Public Health Division launches new environmental health tool

 

February 2009 news

 

Meeting notice Feb. 25, 2009
Oregon Home Care Commission will meet March 4 and 5

 

News release Feb. 25, 2009
Food stamp and cash assistance demand continues at record levels

 

News release Feb. 23, 2009
Oregon health officials see rise in flu cases

 

Meeting notice Feb. 20, 2009
Governor's drug, alcohol council holds Marion County meeting

 

Meeting notice Feb. 18, 2009
Governor's Commission on Senior Services will meet Feb. 25, 26

 

Meeting notice Feb. 18, 2009
Oregon Disabilities Commission Employed Persons with Disabilities Subcommittee will meet Feb. 24

 

News release Feb. 13, 2009
DHS seeks young artists for problem gambling awareness calendar

 

News release Feb. 10, 2009
Parents reminded to get kids immunized by Feb. 18

 

Meeting notice Feb. 9, 2009
Oregon Disabilities Commission Executive Committee will meet Feb. 13

 

Meeting notice Feb. 5, 2009
Governor's Commission on Senior Services Executive Committee will meet Feb. 12

 

January 2009 news

 

News release Jan. 29, 2009
Public health advisory lifted for Siltcoos Lake

 

News release Jan. 27, 2009
Public health advisory lifted for Lost Creek Reservoir

 

News release Jan. 27, 2009
Oregon Home Care Commission meets Feb. 4 and 5

 

News release Jan. 22, 2009
Governor's Council to honor Oregonians

 

News release Jan. 22, 2009
Health officials ask some Lebanon residents to test well water

 

News release Jan. 22, 2009

  • Unemployment drives need for food stamps, assistance
  • La necesidad para ayuda económica y de estampillas de alimento alcanzan niveles de emergencia en Oregon

     

    News release Jan. 20, 2009
    Lane County, Central Oregon organizations win state health care grants

     

    News release Jan. 16, 2009
    Make resolution to get pertussis shots, Oregon health officials say

     

    News release Jan. 14, 2009
    Precautionary health advisory lifted for north and central coast beaches

     

    News release Jan. 13, 2009
    Governor's Commission on Senior Services will meet Jan. 21, 22

     

    News release Jan. 8, 2009
    Oregon health officials urge testing homes for radon, a leading cause of lung cancer

     

    News release Jan. 8, 2009
    Precautionary health advisory issued for north and central coast beaches

     

    News release Jan. 8, 2009
    Oregon's family planning waiver prevents unintended pregnancies

     

    News release Jan. 7, 2009
    Oregon health officials offer flooding safety tips

     

    News release Jan. 5, 2009
    Goal is 20% Reduction by 2011: Oregon Launches Plan to Safely Reduce Number of Children in Foster Care

     

    News release Jan. 2, 2009

     


     

     

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