Vaccine Voices: ‘Pow! Kick! Bang!’ The comic book ‘Fighting Covid’ hasn’t lost its punch.

The “Pow! Kick! Bang!” of the comic Fighting Covid hasn’t lost its punch. Nine months after NW Disability Support (NWDS) debuted the comic book and its follow-up, Beating COVID,the non-profit has delivered the graphic tales to more than 250,000 households.

What misinformation looks like and tools to combat it

“A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes,” said Mark Twain. Or did he? Supposedly he said it in 1919, but Twain died in 1910. Attributing the quote to Twain is an example of misinformation.

Isolation and quarantine: Two important ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools

Every layer matters. Once a COVID-19 case is identified at school, isolation and quarantine are the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others.

How cohorting helps schools continue in-person learning during COVID-19

Every layer matters. Cohorting is when your student is with the same group (cohort) of children for most of the school day. They go to the same activities and classes. This helps their teacher keep track of each student. If a student gets sick from COVID-19, the spread of COVID-19 will be less, because the student is only interacting with a smaller group of students. In addition, the number of people who need to quarantine will be less as well.

Magic COVID-19 team brings vaccination confidence to Oregon and across the world

When faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic Charities knew they needed to ensure that the refugees they serve could have access to vaccine information and education, and limited barriers to vaccination. They also knew that this was not the same work as the case management they did for newly arrived refugee families, so they had to create something new.

Helpful tips for getting the COVID-19 vaccine even if you’re afraid of needles

Is a fear of needles preventing you or a loved one from getting a COVID-19 vaccine? You are not alone. Scientists estimate that as many as 25 percent of Americans suffer from trypanophobia, a fear of blood or needles.   Fear of needles prevents millions of people from getting the care they need to live long, healthy lives. As many as 16 percent of people in the U.S. don’t get a yearly flu vaccination because they dread getting a […]

La gobernadora Brown y los líderes de ODE y OHA piden a la comunidad tomar precauciones para conservar la salud y seguridad este año escolar

Hoy, la gobernadora Kate Brown, el Departamento de Educación de Oregón (ODE), el Oregon Health Authority (OHA) y líderes de la Universidad de Salud y Ciencias de Oregon (OHSU) pidieron que las familias de Oregon tomen cinco pasos importantes para que el año escolar 2021-2022 sea seguro para todos. Haga un plan para vacunar a […]

Governor Brown, ODE and OHA leadership urge health and safety precautions this school year

Today, Governor Kate Brown, Oregon Department of Education (ODE), Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) leadership urged Oregon families to take five important steps to make the 2021-2022 school year a safe one. Make a plan to vaccinate all eligible household members. Wear a face covering in public and in […]

With vaccinations, precautions, and care, we can reverse the surge

As we see an increase in cases and hospitalizations, many of us may be remembering how we have flattened the curve when our hospitals and health care systems were threatened in the past. Let’s recommit to taking steps to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our communities. We can rise to the challenge. Get vaccinated […]

Accessibility Kits help make vaccination a ‘possible and positive’ experience for all

Oregon Health Authority wants to make vaccination events accessible for everyone. To that end, OHA has developed a set of tools that community partners can use to support communication and access to information for people with disabilities, those who primarily use a language other than English and anyone who could benefit from accommodations at vaccination […]