All indicators predict that Southern Oregon will experience a longer and more severe than normal fire season this year. Residents living in wildfire risk areas are encouraged to take the opportunity now to prepare their properties and homes for the threat that will occur later.
The open enrollment period for purchasing private insurance either through Cover Oregon or outside of the marketplace is about to come to an end for 2014. An application must be completed and submitted no later than March 31, 2014 in order to purchase a Qualified Health Plan (private insurance)....
The meme “Keep Calm and Carry On” has spread around the internet inspiring a million different variations. Though a bit played out now, I couldn’t help but think about "Keep calm..." when reading this Mail Tribune article about Cover Oregon.
Keeping kids and their lungs healthy is something we can all get behind. This law, enacted on Jan. 1, protects children 18 and under from second hand smoke in the car.
Kudos to law makers on this one!
Get information to help quit smoking here: www.quitnow.net/oregon/
With the holiday festivities surrounding us and the glimmer of a new year dawning, New Year resolutions are beginning to be on everyone’s minds. Whether it is hitting the gym more, quitting unhealthy habits, or spending more time with our loved ones, people are considering how they can start...
At the very heart of health reform efforts is the notion that we are all stronger when individuals, linked together in communities, are healthier and cushioned from the financial woes of catastrophic illness.
Here’s a story that illustrates that idea:
Douglas County Housing and Homeless Coalition is operating a cold weather shelter in Roseburg at Faith Lutheran Church.
820 W Kenwood Street
Roseburg OR 97471
Walk-in shelter open with check in at 7pm and check out at 8am, includes a hot evening meal and light breakfast
Roseburg Warming Center located at Faith Lutheran Church 820 W Kenwood St Roseburg OR is OPEN on Dec 3.
The warming center provides transportation and meals as well.
Walk-in between 7pm-9pm
Shelter will accept people until full.
Transportation provided from the 3 following locations:...
A barely-audible voice came through the receiver. The man was hesitant to speak, but when he did you could tell each word brought immense pain. As the conversation went on, it turned out the man on the phone only had two teeth. And at the root of both teeth were abscesses, throbbing and red. It was...
Faith leaders from across Oregon are starting a mail writing campaign to fund emergency shelters.
Family homelessness grew by 17% between 2011 and 2013 and yet state emergency shelter and assistance funding is 25% less than it was in 2007.
Recognizing this injustice, faith leaders are acting...