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Bridging the Gap Between K-12 Education and Healthcare Breakfast

Bridging the Gap Between K-12 Education and Healthcare

Don’t miss your chance to hear a panel of educators, legislators and health insurers discuss how we can break down the barriers between K-12 education funding and healthcare dollars. The forum gets under way this Wednesday at the Multnomah Athletic Club with a buffet breakfast at 6:45 followed by a panel discussion from 7:15-9 a.m.

You’ll hear from:

  • Kim Bartholomew, School Nurse, Beaverton District, a member of the Oregon School Nurses Association Board of Directors,
  • Dr. Lisa Bisgard, Chief of Pediatrics, Kaiser Permanente,
  • Sandra Clark, Population Health Director, FamilyCare Health,
  • Maureen Hinman, Policy Director, Oregon School-Based Health Alliance,
  • Rep. Julie Parrish, Republican, of West Linn and Tualatin,
  • Ely Sanders-Wilcox, sexual health and school health specialist with the Oregon Department of Education. .

Kelly Jensen, managing director of Compelling Reason Consultants, will be our moderator.

What healthcare is actually being delivered in schools? How is it being funded? Who’s paying for it? How well coordinated is this care with other healthcare providers? What’s the role of school nurses and school-based health centers? These are among the pivotal questions our panelists will discuss.

Currently, in schools across the state, millions of education dollars are being spent delivering healthcare in classrooms. Whether it’s an office secretary helping an insulin-dependent student or a school nurse working with a medically fragile child, Oregon schools are picking up millions in healthcare costs out of the K-12 education budget.

Don’t miss this important discussion about how Oregon can better leverage its tax and Medicaid dollars to serve the healthcare needs of students.


Climate Risk: What it Means for Oregon’s Health Care Sectors

Hosted by the Oregon Environmental Council

Date: Friday, November 21, 2014

Time: 8 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: World Trade Center, Conference Center
121 SW Salmon St. #2
Portland, OR 97204

To register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-risk-what-it-means-for-oregons-health-care-sectors-tickets-13768153919

Registration is open until November 21, but space is limited, so buy your tickets now!

This forum for professionals in all reaches of health care will cover a question essential to the future of the industry: How can we understand, reduce and mitigate the risks that a changing climate poses to health and health care delivery in Oregon?

Jon Utech, Environmental Sustainability Director at Cleveland Clinic

Lillian Shirley, Oregon Public Health Division Director

  • Oregon Climate and Health Profile Report, 2014


  • Industry leaders from Oregon’s public and private health care sectors will discuss forward-thinking strategies to address climate change impacts.

The recently released National Climate Assessment details how unmitigated climate change will create increasing burdens on the health care sector. Exacerbated chronic health conditions, extreme weather disasters and new disease will increase service demand, even as providers face supply chain interruptions, infrastructure challenges and demands to contain costs.

National experts and local leaders will convene to discuss:

  • Impact: What changes can we anticipate in patient health, community status and industry infrastructure?
  • Preparedness: How prepared is the industry to adapts to change, and what investments are necessary to mitigate impacts?
  • Leadership: How can health care leaders ensure that elected officials and decision-makers account for the health care industry in crafting climate change policy?

2014 Place Matters Conference

place matters

The Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division invites you! Join others working to create conditions and environments for tobacco free living, healthy eating and active living.


Date: Wednesday, November 19 – Friday, November 21, 2014
Location: Hilton Portland, 921 SW Sixth Ave, Portland, OR 97204
Registration Fee*: $50; $25 students and seniors (limited scholarships are available)

Register now! See more at: http://beattygroup.cvent.com/d/v4qfmp


Check out these exciting conference features:

  • 30+ speakers and 20+ topics to motivate, inspire and challenge you;
  • Innovative partnerships creating healthy environments and communities;
  • Wednesday morning pre-conference session (Oregon Self-Management Forum: Riding the Wave of Health System Transformation);
  • Yoga or Nia opportunities to start your day off right; and
  • Speakers and participants from community and state organizations.

*Oregon Health Authority and State of Oregon employees are invited to attend with no $50 registration fee.

Questions? Please contact Patricia at patricia.schoonmaker@state.or.us.

Regional Nature, Play and Education Symposium

Date: Monday, September 15, 2014
Time: 9:00am to 8:00pm 
Location: Oregon Zoo, Cascade Crest Banquet Center 
Kids, play, and the great outdoors, what could be better? These elements come together in a big way at the Regional Nature Play and Education Symposium, sponsored by Metro. 
Professionals, parents, educators and members of the public are invited to learn and discuss elements of nature-based play with expert panelists in the morning. Stay for the afternoon to hear from inspirational speakers, including keynote speaker David Bond, founder of the play-based British documentary film, “Project Wild Thing.” 
Recesses will take place through the day led by local nonprofit Playworks and an option to tour the new natural play area at the Portland Children’s Musuem will be available during lunch. 
Registration by Sept. 1 includes breakfast, brown-bag lunch, refreshments (and recess!) for $15. If you register after Sept. 1, the price is still $15, but breakfast and lunch will not be provided. 
Register now!

Alliance 4 Kids 2014 Fall Conference


Save the Date! Alliance 4 Kids 2014 Fall Conference
Addressing the Symptoms of Chronic Absenteeism:
Creating Healthy Learners
Thursday November 20, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM PST

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Double Tree Lloyd Center

1000 NE Multnomah St.

Portland, OR 97232