Governor Brown, OHA leadership discuss vaccination goals, reopening

On May 11, Governor Kate Brown was joined by OHA Director Patrick Allen to talk about statewide vaccination targets, the County Risk Level framework and reopening the state’s economy. Here’s what you need to know. County Risk Level framework may soon be coming to an end Late last year, Governor Brown announced the creation of […]

OHA team finds a way to bring testing and vaccines to communities

Last fall, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Testing Program Manager, Kristen Donheffner came up with a plan to create more access to COVID-19 testing in Oregon.   “You know I had this kind of wild idea,” Kristen said. “How about we get some vans? They could drive to a farm and test people right where they are. They could […]

Nonprofit delivers badly needed hygiene products with love

LoveOne describes itself as a love-driven nonprofit serving neighbors in Clackamas County. The organization provides laundry services, showers, hygiene items, food and other services to people who need them in Oregon City, Milwaukie, Molalla and soon, Sandy.  They are one of the community-based organizations that Oregon Health Authority partners with to provide COVID-19 education, outreach and wraparound services. The urgent need for access to soap and running water […]

Dance company pivots to providing COVID-19 resources

Luisa Zaragoza is the artistic and managing director at Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre in Medford. A project that started as a high school club in the ’90s has grown into a dance academy for children and youth in the Medford area. Luisa, originally from Mexico, takes great pride in providing opportunities for cultural movement and […]