Reporter and Producer
Kristian Foden-Vencil is a reporter and producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting. He specializes in health care, business, politics, law and public safety. In 2004 he was embedded with the Oregon National Guard in Iraq.
Kristian started as a cub reporter in 1988, working for newspapers in London, England. In 1991 he moved to Oregon and started freelancing. His work has appeared in The Oregonian, the BBC, NPR, the Statesman Journal, Willamette Week, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Voice of America.
He graduated from the University of Westminster in London.
More than 700 business and education leaders, along with politicians from the Pacific Northwest and Canada, are in Portland this week for an economic summit.
Some hospitals in Oregon charge more than twice as much as others for the same procedure.
While President Donald Trump has repeatedly said Obamacare is in a “death spiral,” Oregon officials say its health insurance marketplace is stable.
Teen pregnancy efforts in the Pacific Northwest are reeling this week after the Trump administration quietly axed millions of dollars from prevention programs.
Your future medical record may well include financial details you tell your doctor, along with your housing issues, transportation problems and food insecurity.
Scientists from the CDC recently looked into the case of an Oregon baby who suffered a bacterial infection they associated with the mother’s consumption of her placenta.
The state’s health authority has delivered on a request from Oregon’s nine federally recognized tribes. Many tribal members say they need help finding health care.
Counties in eastern and southwestern Oregon have some of the highest opioid prescription levels in the state.
Oregonians who buy health insurance in the individual market will pay more next year under preliminary rates. But the prices are lower than most insurers originally wanted.
Having health insurance makes it less likely that you’ll suffer sudden cardiac arrest, according to a new study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Health Association.
Some children spent 80 days or more living in hotel rooms as part of an Oregon foster care program, according to court papers filed Tuesday.
The Washington State Insurance Commissioner says companies will be selling individual health insurance in both Grays Harbor and Klickitat counties next year.
Jude Rochon, 6, is at Oregon Health & Science University Thursday to be fitted with a prosthetic hand. But rather than spending $50,000 for it, the hand was made with a 3-D printer and cost about $50.
Oregon Health and Science University announced Thursday that it’s attracted a top researcher to join the Knight Cancer Institute.
People fighting to control the cost of prescription drugs are worried the pharmaceutical lobby may have killed their bill.
The Oregon House has passed a package of bills to fund the Oregon Health Authority — and continue providing health insurance for hundreds of thousands of Oregonians.
Starting next month, the Oregon DMV will offer identity cards with a third gender marker. It’s the first time a U.S. state has recognized non-binary identities.