May 21, 2020 Activities to Keep You Engaged While Staying at Home As we continue to practice physical distancing under Oregon’s Stay at Home order, many of us are feeling frustrated and maybe looking for ways to keep busy. Although we’re limited in what we’re able to do, continuing to [...]
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May 14, 2020 Oregon's Behavioral Health Funding is at Stake - Help Protect Critical Services To prepare for the anticipated loss of General Fund revenues due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the state of Oregon’s response, Governor Brown has directed all state agencies to propose budget reductions to cut their General [...]
May 11, 2020 OHSU Offers Drive-Up COVID-19 Testing Sites OHSU has two drive-up testing sites for anyone over two-months-old with COVID-19 symptoms, including: Fever Cough Shortness of breath Chills Muscle pain New loss of taste or smell Vomiting or diarrhea Sore throat No appointment or referral from a provider is needed. The criteria are [...]
May 6, 2020 Cascadia Awarded SAMHSA Grant Allowing for Expanded Community-Based Behavioral Health Services Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare was awarded a federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to increase access and improve the quality of community mental and substance use disorder treatment services through the expansion of [...]
May 5, 2020 Infographic: Living with Diabetes Program Proves the Value of Integrated Healthcare Cascadia’s Population Health team set out with a goal of supporting integrated healthcare for clients with diabetes. Through careful research and planning, as well as funding and collaboration from HealthShare, Cambia Health Foundation, and CareOregon, Cascadia developed [...]
May 4, 2020 May is Mental Health Awareness Month – Show Your Support! The month of May is observed as Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. Many national organizations such as NAMI, Mental Health America, and other affiliates use this time to raise awareness about the importance of mental [...]
April 30, 2020 Help Create a Whole Community – Join us for First Aid Fridays! To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month, Cascadia will be introducing a virtual mental health education series – First Aid Fridays! Each Friday throughout the month of May we’ll be sharing a short video with information on [...]
April 29, 2020 Keeping up with COVID-19 As we enter the month of May and the next phase of our state’s Stay at Home order, it’s important for us all to remain committed to protecting ourselves and our fellow community members from COVID-19. Developments in information and recommendations continue to emerge [...]
April 24, 2020 Health Disparities and COVID-19 While national conversations often claim that COVID-19 impacts all Americans the same, this is not the case. Yes, we are all impacted by the pandemic, but not equally. This pandemic is hitting certain groups and communities much harder, including those living in poverty, marginalized [...]
April 23, 2020 Emergency Household Stabilization Funds Available Beginning April 27 The Portland Housing Bureau has reallocated $1 million from its budget into a COVID-19 Emergency Household Stabilization Fund for households suffering a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund will provide limited direct cash assistance to at least 2,000 [...]