Oregon Health Authority
Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen announces he will resign
Allen oversaw OHA's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and a shift in focus to ending health inequalities. On the campaign trail, Governor-elect Tina Kotek had said she’d fire him over the state's troubled behavioral and mental health system.
Weekday Wrap: Oregon seeks help drafting psilocybin rules; housing Clark County’s homeless women veterans; Goonies house in Astoria for sale
In other news, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler will reassign Portland bureaus to City Council members and mussel harvesting reopens along Oregon Coast.
Oregon’s first round of Measure 110 funding is finally out the door
The $302 million in voter-approved funding is primarily being used for "wrap-around services" like peer mentors and housing support, not professional medical services that could be paid for another way.
More than 200 people have died while unhoused in Oregon this year
More than 200 Oregonians died while homeless from January through June of this year, according to recent data from the Oregon Health Authority.
Oregon faces ‘another public health emergency’ as monkeypox begins to spread
‘Monkeypox,’ which does not come from monkeys and is usually an uncomfortable though fairly mild disease, is beginning to spread in Oregon.
Study: Climate change affects mental health of young Oregonians
The Oregon Health Authority published a report on Tuesday highlighting how wildfires, heat waves and drought are creating fear, frustration and hopelessness among young people
Oregon Health Authority to lift indoor mask mandate by end of March
State officials say Oregon is past its “peak” for COVID-19 cases due to the omicron variant.
Oregon sets new daily COVID case record, state epidemiologist defends indoor mask rule
The Oregon Health Authority reported 10,947 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the state’s highest single-day total to date.
Oregon health officials to hold briefing about COVID-19 surge
The Oregon Health Authority will hold a briefing at 11 a.m. Friday about COVID-19 as the omicron variant surges in the state. Speakers will include Oregon State Health Officer Dr. Dean Sidelinger, Oregon Department of Education Director Colt Gill and Peter Graven, Ph.D, director of the Oregon Health and Science University Office of Advanced Analytics.
Oregon schools stick with original quarantine period despite recent CDC change
The CDC recently shortened the recommended time for people to quarantine if they contract COVID-19 but the state's public schools and universities are waiting to hear from the Oregon Health Authority on whether the state will adhere to that change.