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12/27/2018Public Meeting Notice - Oregon Disabilities Commission meets January 10 in Salem
The Oregon Disabilities Commission (ODC) will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the DHS Barbara Roberts Building, 500 Summer Street N.E., Room 166, Salem, Oregon, 97301. The meeting is open to the public.
12/14/2018Media Advisory - DHS, OSU, PSU to Share Research on Long-Term Care Facility Trends in Oregon
Researchers from Oregon State University (OSU) and Portland State University (PSU) will present key findings of studies on trends in Oregon’s long-term care settings on Dec. 17 in Salem.
12/10/2018Public Meeting - Child Welfare Project and Implementation Plan Steering Team Meeting December 18, 2018
The Child Welfare Project and Implementation Plan Steering Team meets Tuesday, December 10 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Salem.
12/5/2018Public Meeting Notice - Governor's Commission on Senior Services meets Dec. 13 in Salem
(Salem, Ore.) — The Governor’s Commission on Senior Services (GCSS) will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, at the Department of Human Services’ Office, 500 Summer St. N.E., Room 166, Salem, Oregon, 97305.
12/5/2018Public Meeting Notice - Medicaid long term quality council meets Dec. 12
(Salem, Ore.) – The Medicaid Long Term Care Quality and Reimbursement Advisory Council meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, Room 160, 500 Summer St. N.E., Salem. The meeting is open to the public.
12/5/2018Public Meeting Notice - Oregon Disabilities Commission Executive Committee meets Dec. 18 in Salem
(Salem, Ore.) — The Oregon Disabilities Commission (ODC) Executive Committee will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, at the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, 500 Summer St NE, Room 166, Salem, Oregon, 97301.
The meeting is open to the public.
12/5/2018Public Meeting Notice - Quality Measurement Council meets Dec. 19 in Wilsonville
(Wilsonville, Ore.) – The Quality Measurement Council will hold a meeting from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, in Training Rooms 1 and 2 at the Oregon Child Development Coalition, 9140 S.W. Pioneer Court, Wilsonville, Oregon, 97070. The council meeting is open to the public.
11/23/2018Public meeting notice: Community forums for Douglas and Lane Counties
ODDS will hold community forums in Springfield to discuss the vision and future of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Douglas and Lane Counties
11/21/2018Public Meeting Notice - Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services committees meet Nov. 28, Nov. 30
The Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Advisory Committee will hold its executive committee and its full advisory committee meetings in Salem on Nov. 28 and Nov. 30, respectively. 
11/20/2018Public Notice - Comments Sought on Proposed Changes to HCBS Transition Plan
The Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) are seeking public comment on amendments to the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Statewide Transition Plan.
11/16/2018Public Meeting Notice - Quality Measurement Council meets Nov. 28
The Quality Measurement Council will meet from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Training Rooms 1 and 2 at the Oregon Child Development Coalition, 9140 S.W. Pioneer Court, Wilsonville, Oregon, 97070.
11/9/2018Public meeting notice: Community forums in Clatsop and Tillamook
ODDS will hold community forums in Astoria and Warrenton to discuss the vision and future of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
11/9/2018Public Meeting Notice - Governor’s Commission on Senior Services to meet Nov. 15
(Salem, Ore.) — The Governor’s Commission on Senior Services (GCSS) will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, at the Department of Human Services’ Office, 500 Summer St. N.E., Room 165, Salem, Oregon, 97305.
11/6/2018Public Meeting Notice - Oregon Disabilities Commission to meet Nov. 8
(Salem, Ore.) — The Oregon Disabilities Commission (ODC) will meet from10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at the DHS SSP Office Building, 4704 Winema Pl NE, Rooms 227 and 228, Salem, Oregon, 97305.
11/1/2018Progress report shows DHS initiative increased number of caregivers trained by 30%
Progress report shows DHS initiative increased number of caregivers trained by 30%
10/23/2018Public meeting notice: Community forums in Medford
(Salem, OR) – Community forums in Medford to discuss the vision and future of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
10/15/2018Public Meeting Notice - Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Advisory Committee Meets Oct 19
Public Meeting Notice - Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Advisory Committee Meets Oct 19
10/15/2018Public Notice - Seeking Comment on Amending Selective Contracting and Medicaid Waivers
Public Notice - Seeking Comment on Amending Selective Contracting and Medicaid Waivers
10/9/2018Public Meeting Notice - Quality Measurement Council meets Oct. 17
The Quality Measurement Council will meet from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, in Training Rooms 1 and 2 at the Oregon Child Development Coalition, 9140 S.W. Pioneer Court, Wilsonville, Oregon, 97070.
10/1/2018Public Meeting Notice - Medicaid long term quality council meets Oct. 3
Public Meeting Notice - Medicaid long term quality council meets Oct. 3
9/24/2018Public input sought
Vocational Rehabilitation is seeking input on manual revisions with hearings around the state.
9/21/2018Public Meeting Notice - Governor’s Commission on Senior Services meets Sept. 27 in Salem
Public Meeting Notice - Governor’s Commission on Senior Services meets Sept. 27, 2018 in Salem
9/21/2018Public Meeting Notice - Oregon Disabilities Commission Executive Committee meets Oct. 16
Public Meeting Notice - Oregon Disabilities Commission Executive Committee meets Oct. 16, 2018.
9/20/2018Federal Changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Effective October 1, 2018, adjustments will be made to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
9/20/2018Public Meeting - Unified Child and Youth Safety Implementation Plan Steering Team Meeting October 2, 2018
The Unified Child and Youth Safety Implementation Plan Steering Team meets Tuesday, October 2 from 1 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Salem.
8/31/2018Public Meeting Notice - ODC and GCSS to Meet September 13
The Oregon Disabilities Commission (ODC) and the Governor’s Commission on Senior Services (GCSS) will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at the Department of Human Services’ SSP Office, 4074 Winema Place N.E., Room 227/228, Salem, Oregon, 97305.
8/20/2018Public Meeting Notice - Quality Measurement Council Meets September 19
The newly formed Quality Measurement Council will hold a meeting from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Training Rooms 1 and 2 at the Oregon Child Development Coalition, 9140 S.W. Pioneer Court, Wilsonville, Oregon, 97070.
8/14/2018Public Meeting Notice - Oregon Disabilities Commission's Executive Committee meets August 21
Public Meeting Notice - Oregon Disabilities Commission's Executive Committee meets August 21
8/6/2018Public Meeting Notice - Governor’s Commission on Senior Services meets August 9 in Keizer
Public Meeting Notice -  Governor’s Commission on Senior Services meets August 9 in Keizer
8/6/2018Public Meeting Notice - Medicaid long term quality council meets August 8
Public Meeting Notice - Medicaid long term quality council meets August 8
8/6/2018Public Meeting Notice - Quality Measurement Council meets August 8 in Wilsonville
Public Meeting Notice - Quality Measurement Council meets August 8 in Wilsonville
7/16/2018Public Meeting Notice - Child Welfare Advisory meets July 18, 2018
Child Welfare Advisory Committee meets Wednesday, July 18 in Salem
7/13/2018ADA Celebration July 26
Public invited to ADA Anniversary Celebration on July 26
7/9/2018Public meeting notice: DHS quarterly stakeholder meeting July 16
Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) Director Fariborz Pakseresht and the Department’s Executive Team will present a brief program followed by a question-and-answer period.
7/6/2018Public input sought
The Office of Developmental Disabilities Services is seeking public comment on its proposed 1915(c) waiver amendments: #40193 Medically Fragile Waiver, #40194 Behavioral Waiver, and #0565 Medically Involved Waiver. Comments are due by August 6, 2018.
7/6/2018Public Meeting Notice - Oregon Disabilities Commission to meet July 12
The Oregon Disabilities Commission (ODC) will meet 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, 2018, at the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, 500 Summer St NE, Room 473, Salem, Oregon, 97301.
7/6/2018Public Meeting Notice - Quality Measurement Council Meets July 16
The newly formed Quality Measurement Council will hold its first meeting from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, July 16, in Training Room 3 at the Oregon Child Development Coalition, 9140 S.W. Pioneer Court, Wilsonville, Oregon, 97070.
7/2/2018Long-Term Care Referral Agency bill takes effect to provide more consumer protections
House Bill 2661, which goes into effect this week, increases protections for consumers who use agents to find a long-term care facility.
6/18/2018Public Meeting Notice - Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services June meets August 22
The June executive committee meeting for the Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Advisory Committee was rescheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22, in Room 254 of the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, 500 Summer St. N.E., Salem, Oregon, 97301.
6/18/2018Public Meeting - Unified Child and Youth Safety Implementation Plan Steering Team June 28, 2018
The Unified Child and Youth Safety Implementation Plan Steering Team meets Thursday, June 28 from 9 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. in Salem.
6/15/2018World Elder Abuse Awareness Day recognized with June 15 events
The Oregon Department of Human Services’ Aging and People with Disabilities program, along with the Area Agency on Aging and other partners, will host a June 15 event in Klamath Falls for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day to provide Oregonians with information on how to prevent and report abuse.
6/8/2018Public Meeting Notice - Medicaid long term care quality council meets June 13
The Medicaid Long Term Care Quality and Reimbursement Advisory Council meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13, at the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, Room 473, 500 Summer St. N.E., Salem. The meeting is open to the public.
6/5/2018Public Meeting Notice - Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Advisory Committee Meets June 15.pdf
The Advisory Committee for the Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, June 15, in Room 166 of the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, 500 Summer St. N.E., Salem, Oregon, 97301. This meeting  is open to the public.
6/5/2018RESCHEDULED Public Meeting Notice - Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Executive Committee Meets June 20
The executive committee for the Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Advisory Committee will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, in Room 252 of the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, 500 Summer St. N.E., Room 252, Salem, Oregon, 97301. This meeting is open to the public.
6/4/2018Public Meeting Notice - Governor's Commission on Senior Services Meets June 14
The Governor’s Commission on Senior Services will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, at the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, 500 Summer St. N.E., Rooms 137A-D, Salem, 97301. The meeting is open to the public.
6/4/2018Public Meeting Notice - Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Executive Committee Meets June 7
The executive committee for the Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Advisory Committee will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, in Room 457 of the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, 500 Summer St. N.E., Room 160, Salem, Oregon, 97301. The meeting is open to the public.
6/4/2018Public Meeting Notice - Oregon Disabilities Commission Executive Committee Meets June 19
The Oregon Disabilities Commission (ODC) Executive Committee
will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, at the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, 500 Summer St. N.E., Room 160, Salem, Oregon, 97301. The meeting is open to the public.
5/20/2018Public Meeting - Governor's Commission on Senior Services Meets May 24
The Governor’s Commission on Senior Services (GCSS) will meet from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, at 500 Summer St. N.E., Room 165. The meeting is open to the public.
5/9/2018DHS reaches agreement to strengthen in-home care for older adults and people with physical disabilities
The Department of Human Services Aging and People with Disabilities program (APD) today announced that it reached an agreement with Disability Rights Oregon (DRO), Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO), and the Oregon Law Center (OLC) to strengthen in-home services.
5/7/2018Public Notice - Oregon Disabilities Commission to Meet May 10
The Oregon Disabilities Commission (ODC) will meet 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, 500 Summer St NE, Room 473, Salem, Oregon, 97301.
5/7/2018Self-Sufficiency Programs Launches Video Series during Public Service Recognition Week
Oregon Department of Human Services Self-Sufficiency Programs Launches Video Series during Public Service Recognition Week. The videos are featured on SSP’s Facebook page each day during Public Service Recognition Week, May 6-12, 2018.
5/2/2018Public Meeting - ODHHS Advisory Committee to Meet May 18
The advisory committee for Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2018, in Room 166 of the Department of Human Services Building, 500 Summer St. N.E., Salem.
4/25/2018Public Meeting - ODHHS executive committee to meet April 25
The executive committee of the Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Advisory Committee will meet from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Room 265 of the Department of Human Services Building, 500 Summer St. N.E., Salem.
4/12/2018Public Meeting: ODHHS hosts retreat on April 14
The Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Advisory Committee will host a meeting and retreat from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Corvallis.
4/10/2018Public Meeting Notice - DHS and OFYC to hold foster youth focus group meetings in Eugene and Portland
Current and former foster youth input sought on meeting the needs of all children, youth and families in Oregon.
4/9/2018Registration Open for Free Transforming Trauma Workshop in Medford
Registration is open for free Transforming Trauma Workshop: Transforming Trauma Workshop: How to Care for Yourself While Caring for Others. It will take place on April 16 and 17 in Medford, Oregon.
4/5/2018 Public Meeting - Unified Child and Youth Safety Implementation Plan Steering Team April 5, 2018
The Unified Child and Youth Safety Implementation Plan Steering Team meets Thursday, April 5 from 1 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Salem.
4/3/2018Public Notice - Oregon Disabilities Commission Executive Committee to Meet April 17
The Oregon Disabilities Commission (ODC) Executive Committee  will meet April 17, 2018, at the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, 500 Summer St NE, Room 160, Salem, Oregon, 97301.  The meeting is open to the public.
3/29/2018Public Meeting Notice: Input sought on expanded Area Agency on Aging service area
The Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) program will host a series of public meetings in April to seek input on the creation of a new service area for the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) in Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, Wheeler, Umatilla and Morrow counties.
3/22/2018CAPECO Named AAA Administrator
The Community Action Program of East Central Oregon (CAPECO) has been designated as the Area Agency on Aging to serve Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam and Wheeler counties.
3/20/2018DHS Child Welfare Action Plan Community Forum happening in Portland
Update on the new location of the Portland DHS Child Welfare Action Plan Community Forum.
3/13/2018DHS offices moving to shared Corvallis location
Child Welfare, Self-Sufficiency and Vocational Rehabilitation programs in Corvallis to move to a single location March 19.
3/9/2018Public Meeting Notice: GCSS to meet March 22 in Salem
The Governor’s Commission on Senior Services (GCSS) will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on  March 22 in Salem.
3/9/2018Public Meeting Notice: ODHHAC to meet March 21
The Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Advisory Committee: Executive Committee will meet  March 21, 2018, in Salem.
3/8/2018Public input sought on I/DD waiver renewal
ODDS is seeking comment on its 1915(b)(4) waiver renewal. The changes include adding 1915(k) to the 1915(b)(4) waiver to limit case management entities and assessment providers.
2/28/2018DHS Child Welfare Action Plan Community Forum
The DHS Child Welfare Action Plan Community Forum has been extended to include additional locations.
2/28/2018Public Input Sought on APD contracting Waiver
The Aging and People with Disabilities program (APD) for the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking public comment on a selective contracting waiver to ensure the availability of case management services to individuals receiving Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports through the 1915(c) waiver and 1915(k) State plan options.
2/21/2018Public input sought on I/DD waivers and K-Plan
Includes reorganization of 1915 (c) Waivers into Child and Adult Waivers to simplify and streamline the federal authorities under which I/DD services are provided in Oregon and will allow ODDS to tailor services to children and adults in the future.
2/20/2018Public Meeting Notice - ODHHS Advisory Committee
Oregon Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Services Advisory Committee to hold an executive committee meeting February 21 in Salem.
2/13/2018DHS Child Welfare Action Plan Community Forum
Please join us in North Bend on Tuesday, February 27th.
2/12/2018Oregon Disabilities Commission Executive Committee to meet February 20 in Salem
The Oregon Disabilities Commission (ODC) Executive Committee will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.
2/11/2018The Medicaid Long-Term Care Quality and Reimbursement Advisory Council meets Wednesday, February 14 in Salem
The Medicaid Long-Term Care Quality and Reimbursement Advisory Council will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 14.
2/5/2018Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advisory Committee to meet February 16
The Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advisory Committee will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2018, in Room 352 of the Department of Human Services Building, 500 Summer St. N.E., Salem.
2/2/2018DHS Implements Housing with Services Rules under House Bill 3370 (2017)
The Department of Human Services adopted temporary administrative rules today, implementing the Housing with Services registry required under House Bill 3370 (2017)
2/1/2018Governor’s Commission on Senior Services will meet February 8 in Keizer
Governor’s Commission on Senior Services will meet will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at 3406 Cherry Ave., Room 123, Keizer.
1/29/2018Public Meeting - Unified Child and Youth Safety Implementation Plan Steering Team Jan. 31, 2018
The Unified Child and Youth Safety Implementation Plan Steering Team meets Wednesday, January 31 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Salem.
1/25/2018Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day is January 26
Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day is January 26. It’s a nationwide effort to increase awareness of the tax credit and free tax preparation options.
1/22/2018National Core Indicators - Aging and Disability survey results for Oregon to be released January 26
1/19/2018Meeting Notice: Beaverton, Hillsboro events seek input on improving services for people with disabilities
Meeting Notice:  Beaverton, Hillsboro events seek input on improving services for people with disabilities
1/18/2018Governors Commission on Senior Services to Meet January 25
Governors Commission on Senior Services to Meet January 25
1/11/2018Interim mid-Columbia Area Agency on Aging effective Feb. 1, 2018
Interim mid-Columbia Area Agency on Aging effective Feb. 1, 2018
1/5/2018Department of Human Services offices in Pendleton will reopen Monday, January 8
Department of Human Services offices in Pendleton will reopen Monday, January 8 


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