Keeping abreast of cancer prevention – Thursday, July 18, 2:00 pm

Source: Keeping abreast of cancer prevention | News Lincoln County

BREAST HEALTH EDUCATION AND EARLY DETECTION/CANCER PREVENTION PRESENTATION

Did you know that one in eight women will get breast cancer in their lifetime? On Thursday, July 18th, beginning at 2:00 p.m., the Samaritan Cancer Center’s Community Outreach Coordinator, Erin Dunn, will be giving a 45-minute educational presentation on breast health. The goal of this education is to bring attention to how breast cancer screening helps find breast cancer early because finding breast cancer early can save lives!

Samaritan Cancer Centers partner with anyone touched by cancer to provide the support they need to live with strength, determination and hope into the future. The centers offers medical oncology, radiation oncology, chemotherapy, onsite laboratory, lymphedema services, clinical trials, a cancer resource center and more.

If you are interested in attending this special presentation, please register online at https://newportoregon.gov/dept/par/sc/. If you need assistance, please stop by the office at 20 SE 2nd Street, Newport, or give us a call at 541-265-9617. For a complete list of trips, classes or events, please visit our website at www.newportoregon.gov/sc.

‘It’s much bigger than abortion’: five state lawmakers who fought against six-week bans

A wave of Republican-backed laws severely restricting abortions has swept statehouses this year – but not without voices raised in opposition

Source: ‘It’s much bigger than abortion’: five state lawmakers who fought against six-week bans | Global | The Guardian

Family and Medical Leave Insurance – Salem – Week of June 3rd

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Oregon NOW participates in the Time 2 Care coalition which is organizing support for the bill introducing Family and Medical Leave Insurance for Oregon. In support of the coalition’s efforts, we would like to commit Oregon NOW, including all local chapters, to provide on-site support in Salem during the week of June 3rd.

Our obligation will be to have a few people show up in Salem every day to provide a visible presence in support of the bill. We would like to have a team of two or more in the Capitol Building each day. Their responsibilities will be to distribute literature as Time 2 Care instructs and to visit with Senators and Representatives either to thank them for support or to ask for their support to the bill. You don’t have to plan on a full day, but half a day is requested. We will arrange volunteer housing that is relatively nearby (Eugene, Corvallis, Albany, Salem) to help members whose travel to/from Salem is too many miles for a comfortable day trip.

June seems pretty late in the legislative game, but if legislation is still alive, it could be a critical period for support. In order to commit NOW to taking the lead with the legislature during this week, we would like to have a commitment from enough people to expect at least two people to be in the Capitol every day. We know, too, that the first week of June is far in the future; make your best guess now and let us know if your plans change.

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Senate Workforce Committee Hearing – Workplace Harassment and FAMLI – 1/24/19 – 8AM

The Senate Workforce Committee has a hearing scheduled for 8am Thursday (1/24/2019) morning. Two items on the agenda are of interest to NOW:

  • An update on the status of the Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) initiative based on the results of the working group meetings held throughout 2018.
  • A public hearing on SB479, the first of Senator Gelser’s bills relating to workplace harassment ( SB479: Requires public employers to adopt policies to prevent workplace harassment.)

You can find out more about this hearing via this link:

https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Committees/SWF/2019-01-24-08-00/Agenda . If you can’t get to Salem for the hearing, you can stream it online. Look on or around this page tomorrow morning to figure out how to connect to the stream.

Health Care Access Webinar – Wed. Oct. 24 at 11 am

Business Forward

On Wednesday, October 24, Business Forward will welcome Arielle Kane, Director of Health Care at the Progressive Policy Institute, for a webinar on health care reform. Kane will discuss how improvements to the Affordable Care Act could create a more stable system that improves access to affordable care for all Americans.

Please join us Wednesday, October 24 for a conversation with Arielle Kane. 

 

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WHAT:
Webinar: State of Health Care Access in America

WITH:
Arielle Kane
Director of Health Care
Progressive Policy Institute

WHEN:
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

Please note: This call is on the record. Please share the invitation with your networks.

Click here to register.

Can’t make it? Sign up for the recording.

Thanks,
Elizabeth Kerr
Policy and Communications Director

 

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Nursing Scholarships Available

Source: So you want to be a nurse???….. – News Lincoln County

So you want to be a nurse?

Nursing Scholarships Available!

Applications are now being accepted for the Gribler Loving Trust Nursing Scholarship, administered by the Pacific Communities Health District (PCHD) Foundation. Recipients must be residents of Lincoln County and enrolled in accredited nursing programs. Scholarships of up to $3,000 will be awarded for tuition and books.

Eligibility requirements include completing prerequisite courses and enrolling in an accredited nursing program the year of the award. The recipient must also sign an agreement to work within Samaritan Pacific Health Services for up to two years upon graduation if a position is available and offered. Additional consideration will be given for experience in the medical field, such as Emergency Medical Technician, Certified Nursing Assistant or Licensed Practical Nurse.

Former Newport residents Bill and Olga Gribler exhibited their love and generosity for the local community by establishing this scholarship to address the ongoing need for quality nurses in this rural area. Bill Gribler taught music and entertained throughout the community on the piano, violin and accordion. Olga Gribler worked for a telephone company and later the Bank of Newport.

Applications are due on July 31. Application packets are available at samhealth.org/pchdf. For additional information, contact the PCHD Foundation office at (541) 574-4745.

How To Help Stop Trump’s Title X Abortion Funding Rule & Stand Up For Women’s Health Care

In a striking blow for women’s health and rights, the Trump administration has announced that it is proposing a new rule related to federal family planning funding. The proposed rule would strip federal Title X funding from any organization that prov…

Source: How To Help Stop Trump’s Title X Abortion Funding Rule & Stand Up For Women’s Health Care

WIC Helps Lincoln County

“The Oregon Health Authority’s recently released local WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) data highlights the impact Lincoln County WIC had on the community in 2017. The WIC Program provides supplemental foods, health care referrals and nutrition education at no cost to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding post-partum women, and to infants and children up to 5 years of age, who are found to be at nutritional risk.”

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Source: WIC Helps Lincoln County | oregoncoastdailynews