The Oregon Senate has approved a resolution that would ask voters to decide whether the state is obligated to ensure that every resident has access to affordable health care as a fundamental human right.
In spite of added workload during the coronavirus pandemic, many rural hospitals around the country are struggling financially. A newly updated report is attempting to show how many rural hospitals are at risk of closing, including those in Oregon and California.
Sometimes it’s someone calling to ask about COVID-19 symptoms. Sometimes the caller wants to know how to get tested. Sometimes it’s someone who knows they have COVID-19 and aren’t sure what to do next.
New research released Tuesday is giving school leaders across the country their first broad look at how students fared in distance learning over the last several months. The new analysis of test results show students are struggling, even as many Oregon students are continuing school from home this fall. That includes students in OPB’s Class of 2025, a group we’ve been following since 1st grade.
Over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s become clear that Oregon doesn’t have enough therapists to meet everyone’s needs. For Oregonians of color, therapists that provide culturally competent care are scarce, partly due to the shortfalls of Oregon’s mental health care system. Here's what one Oregon lawmaker is doing to try and change it.