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7/26/2016Top 10 priorities to guide our work through the biennium
Help Oregonians and communities achieve optimum physical, mental and social well-being through partnerships, prevention, and access to quality, affordable health care.
4/22/2016Reforming Oregon’s industrial air toxics regulations
​Oregon; OHA director's message; oregon public health; Lynne Saxton; Reforming Oregon’s industrial air toxics, regulations, safer air
4/1/2016Supporting each other
3/18/2016Better health for one and all
​Oregon; OHA director's message; oregon public health; Lynne Saxton; osh; state hospital
3/3/2016Protecting the public
Oregon, OHA director's message, Lynne Saxton, protecting the public, metals air quality, ONE eligibility goes live, spring, gardening
1/29/2016Community resilience
Oregon, OHA director's message, Lynne Saxton, community resilience, Harney County Oregon, mosquito-borne viruses, prevention
1/15/20162016 - We’re determined to be healthy!
Oregon, OHA director's message, Lynne Saxton, healthcare, Jim Rickards, oha chief medical officer, individual health, resolutions
12/24/2015Home for the holidays
Oregon, OHA director's message, Lynne Saxton, home, health, AllCare, drunk and drugged driving awareness month
12/14/2015Embracing Technology
​Oregon, OHA director's message, UCC, oregon public health, Lynne Saxton, Oregon Eligibility (ONE) system, eWIC pilot, holiday stress, assistance
​Oregon, OHA director's message, UCC, oregon public health, Lynne Saxton,​ community, generosity, roseburg
11/13/2015Reaching every corner of Oregon
Oregon, OHA director's message, UCC, oregon public health, Lynne Saxton, coordinated care model; rural health day
10/30/2015Healing in difficult times
Oregon, OHA director's message, UCC, oregon public health, Lynne Saxton, mental health
10/16/2015Driving equity and inclusion
Developing Equity Leadership through Training and Action (DELTA); graduation; 2015 cohort; OHA Office of Equity and Inclusion; training; coaching; networking; marijuana; helpful health warnings
marijuana dispensary program; Umpqua Community College shooting; legislative days;
9/18/2015Building a community of recovery
Oregon Health Authority; Director; Lynne Saxton; message; September 18, 2015; oregon; Building a community of recovery; Michael Morgester; recovery month
9/4/2015Sharing our lessons learned
Oregon Health Authority; Director's Message; International; Outbreak; Museum; lessons; learned; Lynne Saxton
8/21/2015Celebrating our partners' innovation
Oregon Health Authority; Director's Message; August 21, 2015; coordinated care organizations; CCOs; Bridging for Health grant; Yamhill CCO; Oregon; Lynne Saxton;
8/7/2015Ounces of prevention are priceless
Oregon Health Authority; director's message; August 7, 2015; Ounces of prevention are priceless; Anne Saxton; Oregon
7/24/2015Celebrating and supporting our communities
Oregon Health Authority; director's message; July 24, 2015; Lynne Saxton; Oregon; Celebrating;supporting;communities
7/2/2015Measuring success through positive outcomes
Oregon Health Authority; director's message; July 2, 2015; Lynne Saxton; Oregon; health system transformation;
6/19/2015Honoring brilliant careers
Oregon Health Authority; director's message; June 19, 2015; honoring two brilliant careers; Lynne Saxton; Judy Mohr Peterson; Suzanne Hoffman; Oregon
6/5/2015Many paths to better health
5/22/2015Learning to be leaders
5/8/2015Changing to better serve Oregonians
4/24/2015A glimpse of the future
4/10/2015Building a strong foundation
Building a strong foundation: The OHA director's message for April 10, 2015
3/27/20152015-2017 budget update
oregon; oha; health authority; Lynne Saxton; director; budget; legislature
3/13/2015Moving forward with solutions
12/23/2014A simple act of giving can brighten the holidays
Oregon Health Authority Director's Message for December 23, 2014:
A simple act of giving can brighten the holidays
12/12/2014Celebrating and honoring leaders in health equity
OHA, health equity, Rep. Tina Kotek,Dr. Bruce Goldberg
12/5/2014Building a healthy tomorrow
health care system, Oregon,OHA’s Transformation Center,Governor Kitzhaber
11/26/2014Giving thanks
Thanksgiving; health insurance; thankful; health insurance; health coverage; Oregon Health Plan; OHP; Oregonians; Oregon Health Authority;
11/21/2014A new way to enroll in coverage
HealthCare.gov,Health Insurance, federal health,Insurance marketplace,cover orego,apply,application
11/14/2014Sometimes quitting is the best thing
Oregon,affordable health care,disease preventionhealth promotion. Tobacco, quit smoking
11/7/2014Giving thanks to those who serve
OHA,offices,closedNovember 11,Veterans Day,VA Medical Centers,Veterans’ Affairs
10/31/2014Changes coming for health plan enrollment in two weeks
Oregon Health Authority, Medicaid 101,AAA,Aging & People with Disabilities,OHP,OHA,DHS
10/24/2014Care that's truly patient-centered
Care, patient-centered, Oregon Health Authority,
10/17/2014What we know today
Oregon Health Authority; OHA; Director's Message; Suzanne Hoffman; Ebola
10/10/2014Keeping Oregonians healthy through primary care
10/3/2014It's time for PEBB members to enroll for 2015 benefits
Oregon Health Authority; OHA; Director's Message; Suzanne Hoffman; PEBB; medical plans; 2015 benefits; Public Employees' Benefit Board; open enrollment; Oregon; October 3
9/26/2014Remembering Dr. Steven Fritz
Dr. Steven Fritz, Steven Fritz , Memorial, Donations, Cary Fairchild, Fairchild, Oregon State Hospital
9/19/2014News everyone should be proud of
health insurance; OHSU; DHS field offices; uninsured Oregonians; health care coverage; Cover Oregon; fast-track; Oregon Health Authority; Oregon Health Plan; 95 percent of Oregonians have health insurance;
9/12/2014One simple thing we can do to keep Oregonians healthy
Oregon Health Authority; director's message; September 12, 2014; keep Oregonians healthy; Suzanne Hoffman;
9/5/2014Recovery is real
Oregon Health Authority; director's message; September 5, 2014; recovery is real; Suzanne Hoffman;
8/29/2014Achieving equity
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADAAA, ADA, Oregon; Oregon Health Authority; OHA; Suzanne Hoffman
8/22/2014Recognizing excellence
8/15/2014Taking care of ourselves
Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Oregon; Oregon Health Authority; OHA; Suzanne Hoffman; health coverage; Oregon Employees
8/8/2014More coverage for more people
Oregon; cover; Oregon; ; Oregon Health Authority; OHA; Suzanne Hoffman; health coverage; uninsured Oregonians; Oregon Employees
8/1/2014Update on Cover Oregon Technology Transition Project
Oregon; update; cover; Oregon; technology; transition; project; Oregon Health Authority; OHA; Suzanne Hoffman; medicaid; health coverage; federal exchange
7/25/2014Innovation through diversity
7/18/2014Building the behavioral health strategic plan
oregon; oha; director's message; health equity; July 25, 2014; susanne hoffman; Oregon Health Authority;
7/11/2014Memorial honors patients of Oregon State Hospital
Oregon; state hospital; salem; memorial; director's message; oregon arts commission
7/2/2014Equality as a fact and equality as a result
1964; Civil Rights Act; Oregon; Director's message, Suzanne Hoffman; July 2, 2014; Freedom Fighters; Freedom Fighters exhibit; Office of Equity and Inclusion; Oregon Health Authority; OHA;
6/27/2014Knowing where we are will help us get where we need to go
CCO; Oregon Health Authority; health care system; Oregon Health Plan; Health System Transformation 2013 Performance Report; coordinated care organizations; CCO 2013 performance data; Medicaid;
6/20/2014Moving toward better health and better care for PEBB members
Oregon Health Authority, Director's Message; PEBB; PEBB members: Oregon; Susan Hoffman;
6/13/2014Looking for the helpers
Oregon Health Authority, Director's Message; loss; school, Reynolds High School; Troutdale; crisis, bereavement; schooting; school shooting; Youth M.O.V.E.; Oregon; Susan Hoffman;
6/6/2014Behavioral health town hall meetings
Behavior health town hall meetings, coordinated care organizations, CCO, mental health, addiction services,
5/30/2014Legislative highlights
legislative days, Health System Transformation, health reform, oregon health plan
5/23/2014Staying connected
5/16/2014Mission: Keep moving forward
5/9/2014True public service
5/2/2014Core value – health equity
4/25/2014Next steps for Cover Oregon
OHA Director's Message, Cover Oregon, federal exchange, medicaid
4/18/2014Taking care of ourselves
4/11/2014Public Health leads the way to a healthy Oregon
4/4/2014Making a healthier Oregon one person at a time
3/28/2014And now, we must move forward
3/21/2014Special Director's Message
3/14/2014What the numbers mean – peace of mind and financial security
3/7/2014Healthy Workplaces
OHA Director's Message, Health, wellness, workplace, smoking cessation, nutrition, healty habits.
2/28/2014Putting the person in person-centered care
OHA Director's Message, Patient Safety Awareness Week, coordinated care, patient safetey, patient-centered care
2/21/2014The service of giving
Govenor's State Employees Food Drive
2/14/2014Preventing heart disease is the best Valentine's gift
2/7/2014Quarterly report brings good news
1/31/2014Who we’re working for
1/24/2014Protect yourself and others from the flu
1/17/2014Community mental health services: investing in hope
OHA director's message, January 17, 2014, mental health
1/10/2014170,000 and counting
1/3/2014Good news in the New Year
12/27/2013Celebrating the season
12/20/2013Where we stand and where we’re going
12/13/2013Overcoming health disparities
12/6/2013We’re heading in the right direction
11/29/2013Giving thanks
11/22/2013Send the fast-track back
11/15/2013What we all need to do next
Oregon Health Authority Director's Message by Bruce Goldberg, November 15, 2014, health care
11/8/2013Measuring our progress
11/1/2013Job No. 1: Getting people enrolled in coverage
10/25/2013"Fast-track" update and other news
10/18/2013Ending the great divide
10/11/2013These are strange times
10/4/2013Thanks for making it happen
9/27/2013Fast-track enrollment in OHP
9/20/2013Coordinated care and rebuilding lives
9/13/2013Getting ready for 2014
9/6/2013Take time for your own health
OHA Directors Message 9/6/13
8/30/2013Honoring our labor
8/23/2013Thank you for breakfast
8/16/201350 years of saving lives
8/9/2013Happy anniversary, CCOs
8-9-13 OHA Director's Message
8/2/201323rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act: We can do even better
Director's Message 8-2-2013
7/26/2013Report from "Breakfast with Bruce"
7/19/2013What 2014 will mean for Oregon
7/12/2013Long live Oregonians
CoverOregon; health insurance; 2013 legislative session; OHP 2014;
7/8/2013What’s next for OHA and where to learn more
OHP 2014; CCO; Oregon Health Plan; health reform; healthcare; health insurance;
7/3/2013OHA budget update
6/28/2013A new era for Oregon
6/21/2013Four years and more to come
6/14/2013Next steps for coordinated care
6/7/2013What we know affects what we do
5/31/2013Celebrating the leaders among us
5/23/2013Remember, pause, and reflect
5/17/2013Where we are. Where we need to go
5/10/2013Children's Mental Health Awareness
5/3/2013Everyone is excellent
4/26/2013Firefighters and astronauts aren’t the only heroes
4/18/2013Addiction Awareness
4/12/2013Innovations in coordinated care
4/5/2013All health care, all the time
3/29/2013The temptations of spring
3/22/2013Budget beginnings
3/15/2013Who we are and what we do
3/8/2013Oregon is getting ready
3/1/2013Big audacious goals
2/22/2013The future we've been working for
2/15/2013Celebrating Oregon
2/8/2013Mental health care’s turning point
2/1/2013The Governor's Healthy People budget
1/25/2013Keeping our promises
1/17/2013Meeting the challenge of health inequity
1/11/2013It's flu season – protect yourself, your family and your coworkers
1/4/2013OHA in 2013
12/21/2012Brighter days to follow
12/14/2012Reflecting on recent tragedies
11/30/2012Governor's Balanced Budget
11/26/2012Focusing on people, not paperwork
11/21/2012Much to be thankful for
11/16/2012Great American Smokeout
11/9/2012Thank you, veterans
11/2/2012Another step toward the future
10/26/2012Reducing health disparities – local communities point the way
10/18/2012Health Care Heroes
10/12/2012Register: It's quick. It's easy. It's important.
10/5/2012Simple ideas, great results
9/28/2012Quitting for better health
9/21/2012What a difference a day makes
9/14/2012Transformation inside and out
9/7/2012Counting on Recovery
8/31/2012Honoring your work on Labor Day
8/24/2012Working together for health
8/16/2012Leading change
8/10/2012Patient-centered primary care homes
8/3/2012A new era
7/27/2012Building a budget based on health
7/20/2012Tell the story, tell it often
7/13/2012Superstars of health transformation
7/6/2012A well-deserved break
6/29/2012History in health care
6/15/2012Working hard for the future
6/8/2012Leading Effectively Through Change
6/1/2012Getting ready for coordinated care
5/24/2012Memorial Day
5/18/2012Information about budget reductions
5/11/2012Children's mental health
5/4/2012A defining moment
4/27/2012Another milestone met
4/20/2012Choosing Wisely – Help in making health care decisions
4/13/2012New challenges
4/6/2012Changing the rules of the health care game
3/30/2012Public Health Week
3/22/2012Get a screening, tell a friend
3/16/2012Budget and health system transformation
3/9/2012Moving toward coordinated care
3/2/2012A historic day
2/24/2012Legislative update: Health reform passes
2/17/2012Legislative update
2/10/2012Legislative update
2/3/2012Legislative update
1/27/2012Session preview
1/20/2012Keeping everyone safe
1/13/2012It's about the people
1/6/2012Inspiration for the new year
12/23/2011Seeing the light
12/16/2011Effect of hiring freeze and other actions
12/2/2011Health System Transformation and you
11/23/2011Many thanks to you
11/18/2011Revenue forecast
11/10/2011Budget exercise
11/4/2011Honoring our veterans
10/28/2011Getting to true health
10/21/2011Working on health disparities
10/14/2011Right answers, right time
10/7/2011How far are we willing to go?
9/30/2011The time is now
9/23/2011Equity: Walking the walk
9/15/2011Get involved - Community meetings on new vision for Oregon Health Plan
9/9/2011The work we do
9/2/2011Recovery Benefits Everyone
8/26/2011Rebooting Health Care
8/19/2011Learning from each other
8/12/2011Next Steps
8/5/2011Putting people first
7/29/2011Telling our stories
7/22/2011You're invited
7/15/2011Good news about Healthy Kids
7/8/2011Legislative wrap-up
7/1/2011The right direction
6/24/2011OHA budget passes
6/17/2011Leadership for our future
6/10/2011Oregon's new health insurance exchange
6/3/2011We can't afford business as usual
5/27/2011Legislative update
5/23/2011Staying healthy through tobacco prevention
5/13/2011Revenue forecast update
5/6/2011OHA and DHS - Two agencies connected
4/29/2011Celebrating Children's mental health
4/22/2011A very good day
4/15/2011Legislative update
4/8/2011Budget update
4/1/2011Serious savings in simplicity
3/25/2011A wake-up call
3/17/2011The path before us
3/11/2011The best kind of care
3/4/2011A better path to health
2/25/2011Better care can lower costs
2/18/2011Oregon as a beacon for change
2/11/2011The expensive health care paradox
2/4/2011Update on the budget
1/28/2011Transforming for the better every day
1/21/2011Oregon's way to health
1/14/2011New beginnings for mental health treatment in Oregon
1/7/2011A legacy for Oregon's children
12/30/2010Happy New Year
12/23/2010Year-end review
12/17/2010Health care is an economic issue
12/10/2010Making progress in foster care one county at a time
12/3/2010Prescription drugs pose serious public health risk
11/24/2010The spirit of Thanksgiving
11/19/2010How change needs to happen
11/12/2010Local health and human services
10/22/2010Record demand for health and human services will continue
10/15/2010The change we are making
10/8/2010We must have the courage to stop domestic violence
10/1/2010Health Reform Update
9/24/2010Hope, Resilience and Recovery
9/16/2010Budget update
9/10/2010Oregon Health Authority on the road
9/3/2010Labor Day greetings
8/27/2010Budget update
8/19/2010Budget update
8/13/2010Good news in child welfare
8/6/2010Budget update
7/30/2010Three imperatives as we move forward
7/23/2010Budget update
7/16/2010Challenged like never before
7/9/2010The hardest part of our job
7/2/2010Independence Day
6/25/2010How we move forward
6/17/2010More answers to questions about the recession budget shortfall
6/11/2010Q & A on the budget shortfall
6/4/2010Update on recession budget shortfall
5/28/2010Oregon's budget crisis
5/21/2010Change a lifetime
5/14/2010Changing vision, mission, goals and values
5/7/2010One day at a time
4/30/2010The relentless pursuit
4/23/2010The G-Word
4/15/2010We make a difference in local communities
4/9/2010Oregon State Hospital and Community Mental Health Treatment
4/2/2010A healthier Oregon, one community at a time
3/26/2010A big move forward on health reform
3/18/2010Hitting the road for health and human services
3/12/2010Reasonable Unreasonableness
3/5/2010Working together
2/26/2010Legislative wrap-up
2/19/2010Many roads to better health and health care
2/12/2010Update on DHS - OHA Transition
2/5/2010Health care for all children is now a reality
1/29/2010The value of service that drives us
1/22/2010A new focus on prevention and treatment
1/15/20102009: a momentous year for DHS
1/8/2010The importance of public accountability
12/31/2009Happy New Year
12/24/2009A little brighter
12/18/2009The gift no one wants to give
12/11/2009The moral imperative of health care
12/4/2009Personal commitment to help end domestic violence
11/25/2009In lean times, a moment to give thanks
11/20/2009Surviving holiday stress
11/13/2009Transformation: Doing what we do even better
11/6/2009An important milestone of care
10/30/2009H1N1 doesn't have to be scary
10/23/2009Transition Progress is Healthy
10/15/2009Making a difference for victims of abuse
10/9/2009Furlough impacts
10/2/2009Government matters
9/25/2009Reaching out to Oregon's veterans
9/18/2009Diversity is key to our success
9/11/2009Are you prepared?
9/4/2009Celebrate people in recovery and those who serve them
8/28/2009Transition Opens the Door to Opportunity
8/21/2009Questions and answers on staff changes
8/14/2009Remembering a stalwart advocate
8/7/2009Healthy Kids: Now the real work begins
7/31/2009Influenza preparedness
7/24/2009Taking care of ourselves and others
7/17/2009FAQ about the Oregon Health Authority
7/10/2009Telling our story
7/2/2009Happy Fourth of July
6/26/2009Oregon in the lead on health care
6/19/2009More protections for Oregonians
6/12/2009A historic accomplishment in health care
6/5/2009Making healthy choices the easy choices
5/29/2009Celebrating foster families
5/22/2009Oregon's needs, challenges increase
5/15/2009Legislative budget update
5/8/2009A week to be proud of
5/1/2009Arm yourself with information
4/24/2009Health care coverage is a moral and economic imperative
4/17/2009More people forecast to turn to DHS for help
4/10/2009What a difference a year makes
4/3/2009Prevention is better than cure
3/27/2009Penny wise, pound foolish
3/20/2009Helping people and stimulating local economies
3/13/2009Legislative limelight
3/6/2009Eye of the storm
2/27/2009A very intense week
2/20/2009A story about public service
2/13/2009Celebrating Two Oregon Milestones
2/6/2009DHS puts people to work
1/30/2009DHS is "Shovel Ready"
1/23/2009Good news for President Obama
1/16/2009Fighting for social justice
1/9/2009A year to be proud of
12/31/2008Extraordinary acts for others
12/19/2008An immediate economic stimulus for Oregon
12/12/2008Improving nurse staffing at OSH
12/5/2008Update on this biennium's budget
11/26/2008Thank you!
11/21/2008Will our clients be counted?
11/14/2008An ongoing commitment to diversity
11/7/2008Going green at DHS
10/31/2008Putting ourselves out of the foster care business
10/24/2008Our clients' voices
10/17/2008Reducing abuse and violence
10/10/2008Good news in turbulent times
10/3/2008Leadership Academy
9/26/2008Budget updates
9/19/2008Budget updates
9/12/2008Oregonians' growing need for assistance
9/5/2008National Preparedness Month
8/29/2008Groundbreaking ceremony, new state hospital
8/22/2008Food Stamp program recieves bonus award from USDA
8/15/2008DHS Transformation Initiative
8/8/2008Transformation Initiative
8/1/2008Transformation Initiative
7/25/2008Transformation Initiative
7/18/2008Transformation Initiative
7/11/2008Transformation Initiative
7/3/2008Independence Day
6/27/2008Budget updates
6/20/2008Transformation Initiative, what it means
6/13/2008Loss of a good friend and colleague, Bryan Johnston
6/6/2008Make a difference with our core values
5/30/2008Tobacco-free campus policy
5/23/2008Exercise, a key to living longer
5/16/2008This I Believe
5/9/2008Mental Health Month
4/11/2008Employee recognition, going above and beyond