OPHA 2015 Legislative Session Debrief
Join the OPHA Policy Committee on Thursday, July 9th at 4 pm for a legislative debrief. An overview of the 2015 legislative session will be presented, along with a review of major public health legislation and next steps. Download full event flyer here.
Download the OPHA Bill Tracker (updated 6-30-15)
Courtesy of Katy King, Government Relations and Public Affairs
Presenters include: OPHA Board members Katy King, a government relations consultant, Rosa Kline, OHA interim Legislative Director and also Morgan Cowling, Executive Director of the Conference of Local Health Officials.
Date: Thursday, July 9, 2015
Location: Portland State Office Building - Room 368 (800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, OR 97232)
*Call-in option available: Dial 1-800-201-2375 and follow the prompts to enter passcode 116160#
OPHA Policy Endorsements: The OPHA Policy Committee seeks to define policy related to relevant and emerging public health issues, tracks public health related legislation, and on approval of the Board of Directors, provides endorsement, testimony, and grassroots support on key initiatives.
The Policy Committee has created a process for OPHA endorsement of public health legislation. This endorsement process enables OPHA to make informed decisions on how to best involve our members in advocating for public health in Oregon. Please visit http://www.oregonpublichealth.org/2015-policy-endorsements to learn more about current OPHA policy endorsements.
Get involved! To learn more about how to get involved in OPHA Policy & Advocacy, please contact the OPHA Policy Committee Chair, Anna Stiefvater.
Universal Health Care: Why Oregon Won't Be First
City Club member-led forum
Date: July 27, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM PST
Location: Multnomah County Building, board meeting room, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR
Reservations: All tickets are free, please reserve your seat!
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Colorado beat Oregon to legalized marijuana and now TR Reid, nationally renowned author, PBS host, journalist, and health care advocate, explains why he believes Colorado - not Oregon - will be the first state to establish a statewide health care system for everyone. T.R. Reid is the author of "The Healing of America," one of the best assessments of American health care. He is currently Chair of the Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care. More about his career with the Washington Post, PBS, and health care reform can be found at his website: www.trreid.net.
T. R. Reid has become one of the nation's best-known reporters through his books and articles, his documentary films, his reporting for the Washington Post, and his light-hearted commentaries on NPR's Morning Edition. His 2009 book "The Healing of America" became a national best-seller. PBS Frontline made two documentaries, "Sick Around the World" and "India--A Second Opinion" following Reid as he did the reporting for that book. His latest PBS film was "U.S. Health Care: The Good News," which is being broadcast by PBS affiliates around the country. He is Chairman of the Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care, the state-wide citizens' campaign working to provide health care for every Coloradan.
Event partner: Physicians for Social Responsibility
*The Oregon Public Health Association is a sponsor of this event.