Ask a Black Doctor on The Numberz

One of OHA’s senior health advisors hosts a podcast called Ask A Black Doctor on the Numberz. Every Friday at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., Dr. Bhukosi Dube discusses issues surrounding the current pandemic, vaccines and distribution, provides facts and addresses concerns.   Podcast titles include Let’s Talk about the Kids, Staying Safe in the Summer and Black Men and COVID-19 Vaccines.  The podcast also provides updates about COVID-19 vaccines and discusses how to build a better culture […]

COVID-19 in Oregon: A moment of promise and peril

On April 23, Governor Kate Brown was joined by Director of the Oregon Health Authority Patrick Allen and State Health Officer and State Epidemiologist Dr. Dean Sidelinger to provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in Oregon. At this moment, Director Allen said, Oregon faces both “promise and peril.” “The COVID-19 virus is surging and […]

Pace in vaccinating older adults slows because of lack of demand

Oregon continues to pass other states in the percentage of older adults who have been vaccinated. As of April 2, 70% of all Oregon seniors have been vaccinated. But, the pace of vaccinations among seniors has slowed because demand for vaccines among older people is down. Some are choosing to wait before getting vaccinated. Here […]

Vaccine Voices: ‘I decided to kick my fear aside’

Robin de La Mora is the owner of Collaborative Employment Innovations (CEI) in Corvallis, Oregon. CEI provides employment services such as job coaching, placement and supports to adults with disabilities. Her work providing direct service to people with disabilities qualified her for Phase 1A of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.    Robin is a mother and a grandmother. She is also a caregiver to […]

State leaders provide update on vaccination progress

Governor Kate Brown was joined by Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen, State Epidemiologist Dr. Dean Sidelinger and other partners on Feb. 19 to give an update on Oregon’s vaccination rollout. “Oregonians continue to make smart choices, and the numbers speak for themselves,” said Governor Brown. “As of yesterday, Oregon had the third lowest infection […]