Blog

 

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 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...

By Laura J. Recko, Associate Director of Communications & Donor Relations, Central City Concern How Central City Concern locations, staff, and operations have been impacted by wildfires: ​Similar to our COVID response, Central City Concern stood up an Incident Command Team which met daily to address...

Introducing OPCA’s Health Equity Manager Share your name, title, and preferred pronouns: Courtney Kenney, Health Equity Manager, she/her What are 2-3 things we should know about you as a person? I recently moved to Oregon from Boston and I am just beginning to explore this beautiful state!...

By Erin Zelinka, Communications Manager, Rogue Community Health Rogue Community Health (RCH) began in 1972 as the Ashland Women’s Health Center, an all-volunteer organization focused on self-care exams, pregnancy and communicable disease testing. By 1977, the community requested services for a broader population, and the Ashland...