MEDFORD, Ore.- The Oregon Health Authority is receiving $3 million in federal funding for its 988 Suicide and Crisis Life Line statewide public awareness campaign. Dean Carson, 988 Communications Officer for the OHA, says the 3-digit hotline is a 24/7, ...

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has revealed healthcare associated infections spiked at Asante’s RRMC during the same time a nurse allegedly replaced patient’s pain medication with tap water. We reported late last week that the Oregon Health ...

MEDFORD, Ore.- The OHA and DEQ will monitor several Oregon Beaches for bacteria next year. The Oregon Beach Monitoring Program (OBMP) has finalized a list of beaches to be monitored for unsafe levels of bacteria for the 2024/2025 season. The ...

The Oregon Health Authority recently launched a campaign called Rethink the Drink, to change the way people talk about alcohol, especially during the holidays. Dr. Tom Jeanne from OHA will explain the second phase of the campaign. Dr. Jeanne said “Yeah, ...

SALEM, Ore.- An audit from the Secretary of State’s Office isn’t sure how effective Measure 110 actually is. The audit says grant funding expands community based treatment services, but they’re facing challenges implementing these services and finding a way to ...

ROGUE VALLEY, Ore.– Hospitals are seeing more people coming in across the region related to wildfire smoke, according to health officials. Epidemiologists said children have been especially impacted by the smoke. Health officials recommend staying inside as much as possible ...

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Oregon Health Authority and Oregon State University are thanking wastewater utilities around the state, for their help in tracking COVID-19 through the pandemic. The OHA said in a statement Monday, that in September 2020 wastewater utilities ...

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Health Authority is investigating a cluster of four cases of Salmonella infections linked to Papa Murphy’s cookie dough. The OHA said raw cookie or S’mores Bar dough sold by the “take-and-bake” pizza chain was significantly ...

PORTLAND, Ore.– The OHA is making changes to its vaccination policies and changing the way it reports COVID-19 cases, starting Wednesday. The state is lifting its vaccination requirement for both health care and K-12 workers. The OHA will also no ...

MEDFORD, Ore.– The OHA is officially lifting its mask mandate for healthcare facilities starting Monday. But hospitals and clinics will still be able to require masks if they choose to do so. Health care settings include hospitals, mobile clinics, ambulances, ...

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