Health Action Committee
The Health Action Committee researches and educates citizens on health care issues, health legislation and health services. We promote and support the healthcare plank and legislative action items of the Democratic Party of Oregon and those of the national Democratic Party. We monitor and provide information on local, state and federal health issues, and participate and work with community health groups, with the mission of providing health care for all.
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High among its prescriptions for limiting global sea level rise and climate disruption is an advisory for humanity to reduce its collective consumption of animal products by at least 30 percent. After all, between the feed production required to raise cattle and other livestock and these animals’ massive release of methane, animal agriculture harms the […]
The local Democratic Health Committee has focused on Josephine County Public Health over the past four months. In February we became aware of a decision by the county commissioners to explore outsourcing of the county public health programs via an RFP( request for proposals). Our group sought more information on reasons for public health changes […]
Oregon HB4005 was signed into law on March 13 by Governor Kate Brown. The bill brings greater transparency around drug pricing, an important step towards making life-saving and essential drugs more available and affordable. https://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2018/03/02/drug-price-transparency-bill-passes-oregon-senate.html
The following story by reporter Anita Savio appeared in the March 28, 2018 edition of the Illinois Valley News. New Josephine County Public Health Director Michael Weber brings a wealth of background and a strong commitment to ensuring his department continues to serve Josephine County residents in the face of changing community needs. For instance, […]
This is to invite any of you who have not yet seen the movie, “Big Pharma: Market Failure” to come to a free showing this coming Monday evening, Feb 26, at 6:30 pm. Its about outrageously priced drugs in the U.S. and what we can do about it. Hint: it involves collectively organizing, but it […]
We will be doing a Yes on Measure 101 get-out-the-vote canvass this Saturday, January 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at the Democratic Party office on the corner of 7th and C Streets in Grants Pass above the “Bark, Bath, and Beyond” business. We will have a short training, distribute walk sheets and […]
Heads Up! January Meeting. . . Speakers Panel on Ballot Measure 101- & January 23, 2018 Special Election Josephine County Democrat’s Meeting Tuesday, January 9 6:30pm at UU Center, 129 NW E Street Speakers: Josh Balloch, All Care Health Lisa Callahan, NP Pediatrics Constance Palaia, Business owner David Smith: moderator The Oregon Democratic Party and over 70 […]
January 6th 2018 Saturday. Phone Bank 10:30am. Beginning with a short training by Jared Phillips after which we will make calls until approximately 1pm. Location TBA. You in on this?? It is important! Tell us now! For more information about Measure 101, click here.
On December 28, 2017 Thursday, from 11 am to 1pm, we will set up tables in front of all the Post Office’s in Josephine County to register people to vote and to inform about Measure 101 — Preserve Healthcare in Oregon. Join us in Grants Pass, Merlin, Murphy, and Cave Junction. You in on this?? […]
Democratic Party of Oregon in October passed a Resolution in support of Healthcare Protections Bill. That resolution is here. Reading this resolution is very confusing. Here is a summary explanation: The Healthcare Protection Bill (HB 2391) was the bipartisan legislation passed that included assessment of fees on hospitals and insurance for the state to have […]