LA COMUNIDAD “OREGÓN HEALTHIEST STATE” AMPLIA SUS ESFUERZOS PARA TRANSFORMAR COMUNIDADES

Para Comunicación de la prensa inmediata Comuníquese con: Sarah Foster “Oregón Healthiest State” sfoster@orbusinesscouncil.org 503.595.7604 “LA COMUNIDAD “OREGÓN HEALTHIEST STATE” AMPLIA SUS ESFUERZOS PARA TRANSFORMAR COMUNIDADES” Los Líderes de la Fundación Cambia Health Dan Su Apoyo Financiero Para Transformación de Salud de las Comunidades PORTLAND, ORE — [April 20, 2017] — La organización “““Oregón Healthiest State””” (Oregón Más Saludable) anunció …

Blue Zones to help Umpqua region improve health

For the original story that appeared in “The News Review”, click here. Blue Zones to help Umpqua region improve health The Umpqua region, with a focus on Roseburg, will be one of the three new demonstration communities in Oregon for the Blue Zones Project, a program meant to help residents improve their health and well-being. Blue Zones is based on …

Cambia Health Foundation Helps Transform Health of Local Communities with Additional Funding to Oregon Healthiest State Initiative

PORTLAND, Ore. (May 9, 2017) – With the goal of empowering local communities and improving health across the state of Oregon, the Cambia Health Foundation has contributed an additional $3.8 million to Oregon Healthiest State, a statewide initiative designed to assist Oregon communities in achieving better health outcomes. The Foundation invites other funders to join this exciting movement. The leadership …

Oregon Healthiest State Expands Community Transformation Efforts

PORTLAND, ORE – [April 20, 2017] – Oregon Healthiest State today announced the selection of The Dalles, Grants Pass, and the Umpqua region that includes Roseburg, as the next wave of Blue Zones Project Demonstration Communities in Oregon. The three communities will join Klamath Falls, Oregon’s first Demonstration Community, in implementing locally driven, cross-sector health and well-being efforts that enable …

Are we at a turning point? (Dec 2015)

December 2015 Newsletter View the original here This newsletter is a bit longer than most. There is a lot to cover and I had Thanksgiving break to give me both the time and impetus to reflect. Perhaps you’ll join me, pause, grab a cup of tea and take a moment to reflect. Over the break, my husband Craig and I …

Elemental Technologies Bright Spot

Elemental Technologies—headquartered in Portland, Oregon with staff around the globe—is a software company that specializes in providing solutions for multiscreen video delivery. Early on, Elemental CEO Sam Blackman recognized that health and wellness were key components to a successful business. He saw firsthand that healthier employees tend to be more productive, less absent, and highly creative. He also saw that …

Former Cover Oregon leader lands a new gig

October 5, 2015 – Portland Business Journal Aaron Patnode, former executive director of the now-defunct Cover Oregon health insurance exchange, has landed a new gig as executive director of an initiative to improve the health of Oregonians.  Patnode joined the Blue Zones Project in Oregon with Healthways, a Nashville-based company. Blue Zones is working in Partnership with the Oregon Healthiest …

Community Spotlight: Healthy Klamath

Nov 11, 2015 In addition, with a $100,000 grant from the Cambia Foundation, Pope and Van Dyke are collaborating with the Oregon Institute of Technology to create Geographic Information System (GIS) maps that compare health indicators, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, to social demographics, such as income and education. This will also be correlated with cost of healthcare …

Nov 3, 2015: Oregon Healthiest State to Showcase Progress and Opportunities at November 10th Summit

NOV 03, 2015 For Immediate Release Contact: Sarah Foster sarah@orhealthieststate.org 503-595-7615 Oregon Healthiest State to Showcase Progress and Opportunities at November 10th Summit PORTLAND, OR (October 30th, 2015) – Leaders from Oregon businesses, schools, nonprofits, and public agencies will gather on November 10th at Revolution Hall in Portland Oregon to make a shared committment to improve the health of all …

Lynne Saxton’s Leadership Crucial in Helping Oregon Become the Healthiest State (Aug 2015)

Aug 18, 2015 View the original here The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) was created by the Legislature to transform the state’s health care system. OHA is dedicated to better care, better health, and lower health care costs for all Oregonians. OHA and its divisions support programs to increase healthy lifestyles and improve the lifelong health of Oregonians. We sat down …