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THIS BLOG OFFERS UPDATES ON OPCA’S POLICY AND ADVOCACY ACTIVITY, THE LATEST ON FEDERAL AND STATE LEGISLATIVE ACTION, POSTS ABOUT FEDERAL AND STATE REGULATORY CHANGES, AND ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITIES. LEARN ABOUT BEST PRACTICES IN ENGAGING YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS, AND THE PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES AFFECTING HEALTH CARE AND HEALTH CENTERS. THE BLOG IS EDITED BY OPCA STAFF AND WRITTEN PRIMARILY BY OPCA’S EXPERTS ON PUBLIC POLICY.

Introducing OPCA's Operations Senior Manager Name, title, and preferred pronouns: Ryan Montgomery, Operations Senior Manager, he/him/his What are 2-3 things we should know about you as a person? I am an Oregon native and grew up in Sandy. I love games of all types because games are...

Introducing OPCA's Office Administrator Name, title, and preferred pronouns: Brecklynn Williams, Office Administrator, she/her/hers What are 2-3 things we should know about you as a person? I am a transplant who moved to Portland in 2016 from Missouri with my two dogs. Since moving here 4 ½...

Introducing OPCA's Data Specialist Name, title, and preferred pronouns: Sarah Heppler, Data Specialist, she/her/hers What are 2-3 things we should know about you as a person? I’m still deciding on whether or not to call myself an Oregonian. I grew up in a large suburb of Sacramento,...

Introducing OPCA's Financial Sustainability Manager Name, title, and preferred pronouns: Rob Schlegel, Financial Sustainability Manager, he/him/his What are 2-3 things we should know about you as a person? I’m a lifelong Oregonian. I grew up in Corvallis and have lived in the Portland area since college. My...

Introducing OPCA’s Events & Marketing Specialist Name, title, and preferred pronouns: Malia Turina, Events & Marketing Specialist, she/her/hers What are 2-3 things we should know about you as a person? I grew up Portland, and now live in NE Portland with my husband and our two cats....

Introducing OPCA's Health Equity and Quality Improvement AmeriCorps member Share your name, title, and preferred prnouns: Maya Roe-Bauer, Health Equity and Quality Improvement AmeriCorps member, she/her/hers What are 2-3 things we should know about you as a person? I just graduated with a BA in public health and...