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

Source: Keeping abreast of cancer prevention | News Lincoln County


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 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

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

Yes, I want to support FAMLI with NOW in Salem in the 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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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. 


Can you join the call?

Here are the details:

Webinar: State of Health Care Access in America

Arielle Kane
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.

Click here to register.

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

Elizabeth Kerr
Policy and Communications Director



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.



Donald Trump Bullies Breastfeeding Mothers—And Sells Out Their Health To Business Interests

When Donald Trump takes the world stage, the world trembles. President Trump’s disastrous European tour was foreshadowed by the news that earlier this year, the Trump Administration pushed the World Health Organization to weaken or trash a resolution meant to encourage breastfeeding, and to minimize the inaccurate marketing of substitutes.According to several officials at the WHO meeting, once Trump’s delegation was unsuccessful in removing language that affirmed support for breastfeeding, they turned to bullying and threatening other countries that were considering introducing the wording. According to the New York Times,

“The Americans were blunt: If Ecuador refused to drop the initiative, Washington would unleash punishing trade measures and withdraw crucial military aid. The Ecuadorian government quickly acquiesced.”

A British health policy advocate at the meeting said, “What happened was tantamount to blackmail, with the U.S. holding the world hostage and trying to overturn nearly 40 years of consensus on the best way to protect infant and young-child health.”

But that’s Donald Trump’s way. He’s the hostage-taker-in-chief.

Whether it’s infants at the border or at their mother’s breast, Donald Trump sees foreign policy as a vehicle for advancing his own business interests, and to funnel more wealth to his friends and financial backers. The powerful infant formula industry has its hooks in Donald Trump—just as it’s been able to influence scores of U.S. politicians and agencies.

Donald Trump is guilty of collusion—with the formula industry. Together, they are perpetuating a system of racial disparities that harm women and children. Because women of color are one of the most vulnerable populations in the country, they are easy to target with factors that make it impossible for them to actually breastfeed.

Both the WHO and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that infants consume nothing but breast milk for the first six months of life. Donald Trump may not respect science, or value public health—but we do. NOW calls on women to demand that U.S. officials stop ignoring decades of research that proves breastfeeding is best for children.

Toni Van Pelt Sincerely,

Toni Van Pelt

U.S. Bullies Other Countries to Reject Uncontroversial Breast Feeding Resolution

Just when you think the Trump administration has exhibited the depths of stupidity and malevolence, along comes a new outrage. “A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved …

Source: Unbelievable! U.S. Bullies Other Countries to Reject Uncontroversial Breast Feeding Resolution | Diane Ravitch’s blog

Women, Infants and Children – Nutrition at Newport Farmer’s Market!

Source: Women, Infants and Children – Nutrition at Newport Farmer’s Market! – News Lincoln County


Lincoln County WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) staff are scheduled to be at the Newport Farmers’ Market Saturday, July 14th and August 18th to assist clients with the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP). In Lincoln City, the WIC staff are scheduled be at the Lincoln City Cultural Center Sunday, July 15th and August 19th (inside the building). WIC staff will be at each of the market locations from 9:00-12:00.

WIC Farmer’s Market Fruit & Veggie Vouchers come in a $28 booklet to qualified clients. Clients may only receive one voucher booklet each summer. Vouchers may be spent on fresh fruits and vegetables from July 14 through November 30, 2018 with authorized farmers at farm stands and farmers’ markets.

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. The WIC FMNP provides fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetables to WIC participants, and to expand the awareness, use of, and sales at farmers’ markets. A variety of fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs may be purchased with FMNP coupons.

WIC receives enough funding to offer Farm Direct checks to approximately 25% of enrolled WIC participants each year. WIC is a USDA public health program designed to improve health outcomes and influence lifetime nutrition and health behaviors for nutritionally at-risk young families.


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

Hospital CEO Lesley Ogden, MD to Address “Access to Women’s Health Care in Lincoln County”

Hospital CEO Lesley Ogden, MD to Address “Access to Women’s Health Care in Lincoln County” at Central Oregon Coast NOW Meeting

On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, the Central Oregon Coast Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) will host a discussion about “Access to Women’s Health Care in Lincoln County.”  Leading the conversation will be Lesley Ogden, MD and CEO of Samaritan North Lincoln and Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospitals. The talk will take place in the McEntee Meeting Room, Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street, Newport at 6 pm. The public is welcome.

Women’s health needs differ from men’s not just in the area of reproductive health. One example is that women are much more prone to autoimmune disorders such as fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis. With construction taking place at both hospitals in Lincoln County, that means additional resources and new medical practitioners will be available for local residents. Dr. Ogden will focus on what this means for Lincoln County’s women.

Dr. Ogden earned her bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Troy State University in 1989, and an MBA from The Citadel in 1994. She later went to medical school at Medical University of South Carolina, graduating in 2003. She completed the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Oregon Health Sciences Center in 2006, and soon after started practicing emergency medicine at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital. Dr. Ogden was appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital in September 2013 and was named its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 2015. In 2017, Dr. Ogden was also named CEO of Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital, after having served as interim-CEO since late 2016.

Following the discussion, the Central Oregon Coast NOW Chapter will conduct a brief business meeting. Anyone interested in the discussion or in NOW is encouraged to attend.  For more information:
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