You’d be surprised how many people call us asking for pet food, often in lieu of taking care of their own basic needs. But when it comes to feeding the kids or other loved ones, the pet has to come second. People desperately love their animals, but don’t always know what to do in tough...
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After a five-month, nationwide candidate search, the 211info Board of Directors has selected Dan Herman as the new CEO of 211info.
Dan’s peers and supervisors describe him as an inspirational leader. And the 211info board and staff were equally inspired by Dan...
Employment Related Day Care is open again to all qualifiying families! And there is no wait list.
The ERDC program can be used to help pay for most kinds of child care. The child care provider must be at least 18 years of age, pass criminal and child abuse records checks, and meet health and safety...
A lot of questions remain about the Affordable Care Act, but chief among them is: what am I going to pay?!?
Well, as of today, today you may have a better idea:
The Oregon Insurance Division today posted health insurers’ rate requests for small employer and individual health plans that start...
The research is clear: reading and learning as a young child is linked to school success. By taking some of the steps outlined below, parents have an opportunity to be the most influential teachers for their child even before school starts.
One out of three children who enter Kindergarten are...
Health care is becoming an increasingly hot topic. This week we have health tests, a living-well expo and a chance to learn more about cancer. We also wrote a post earlier in the week about the new health care law and how it helps women prevent illness. Also read on if you’re interested in...
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Onofre Contreras from Cover Oregon sent me this link from LULAC, the largest and oldest Hispanic Organization in the United States, which explains the benefits of health care reform for the Latino community.
They also have a video:
Do you think we should help the most vulnerable?
Do you think we should invest in the health and social services that make every Oregonian stronger and more prosperous?
That’s obviously a rhetorical question because I know what you think.
The trick is choosing not only to think...