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:
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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Here are the details:
Webinar: State of Health Care Access in America
Director of Health Care
Progressive Policy Institute
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.
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Policy and Communications Director
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Arielle Kane is the director of health care at PPI. Her research focuses on what comes next for health policy in order to expand access, reduce costs and improve quality. Specifically, she focusses on how innovation in health care can help meet the goals of the triple aim. Prior to joining PPI, she worked at the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions where she researched provider issues, including conducting a survey of health system CEOs on the future of health care; policy issues, including analysis of the recent tax overhaul; and managed a weekly newsletter which provided updates and analysis on health policy and industry news. Arielle also worked in Oregon politics prior to moving to Washington, DC. Arielle received her Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University. She lives in Washington, DC with her bulldog, Hank.
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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.
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“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.”
Source: WIC Helps Lincoln County | oregoncoastdailynews
Abortion providers had hailed the revised label for Mifeprex as affirming a protocol they said they’d found safe and effective in practice.
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The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments today in the case of National Institute of Family Life Advocates v. Becerra, a challenge to the California FACT Act,
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