Health & Wellness

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Basic Health Plan
Require OHA to request a blueprint from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) to allow affordable marketplace coverage to 86,700 low income Oregonians.

SUBMITTED BY: Oregon Health Equity Alliance
SUPPORTED BY: AAUW of Oregon; APANO; Basic Rights Oregon; CareOregon; Coalition of Communities of Color; Oregon Center for Christian Voices; Oregon Center for Public Policy; Oregon Food Bank; Oregon Head Start Association; Oregon Latino Health Coalition; Oregon Law Center; Oregon Primary Care Association; Oregon School-Based Health Alliance; Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon; Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon; Prevent Child Abuse Oregon; SEIU Local 503; Upstream Public Health; YWCA of Greater Portland

Premium Assistance for COFA Oregonians
Oregon can provide Medicaid benefits for COFA islanders at a 9 to 1 matching rate from the federal government. Creates a premium assistance plan for private insurance for the eligible residents.

SUBMITTED BY: Oregon Health Equity Alliance
SUPPORTED BY: AAUW of Oregon; APANO; CareOregon; Coalition of Communities of Color; Oregon Center for Public Policy; Oregon Latino Health Coalition; Oregon Law Center; Oregon Primary Care Association; Oregon School-Based Health Alliance; Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon; Prevent Child Abuse Oregon; SEIU Local 503; Upstream Public Health; YWCA of Greater Portland

Healthy Climate Bill
Cap climate pollution and require the state to develop and implement a plan with clean energy strategies that protect children from the health impacts of air pollution and climate change.

SUBMITTED BY: Oregon Environmental Council
SUPPORTED BY: APANO; Bicycle Transportation Alliance; Coalition of Communities of Color; Oregon Center for Christian Voices; Oregon Coalition of Local Health Officials; Oregon Public Health Association; Oregon Women’s Rights Coalition; Upstream Public Health

Safe Well Water
Increase well testing and outreach about well water contamination to protect infants from a potentially fatal blood disorder caused by nitrate pollution, and to protect children from water contaminated by bacteria, arsenic, pesticides and nitrates.
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SUBMITTED BY: Oregon Environmental Council
SUPPORTED BY: Oregon Coalition of Local Health Officials; Oregon Public Health Association; Oregon Women’s Rights Coalition

Children’s Safety and Dignity
Ensure the state fulfills its responsibility to the youth in foster care by increasing accountability and communications among agencies. 

SUBMITTED BY: Catholic Community Services
SUPPORTED BY: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids

Children’s Residential Licensing
Establish a licensing program that ensures foster youth will receive safe, nurturing care.

SUBMITTED BY: Catholic Community Services

Safe Routes to School
Double funding by ODOT from $500k per biennium to at least $1M

SUBMITTED BY: Oregon Safe Routes to School Network
SUPPORTED BY: AAUW of Oregon; American Heart Association; Bicycle Transportation Alliance; CASA of Marion County; Mission: Readiness; Oregon Coalition of Local Health Officials; Oregon Environmental Council; Oregon Public Health Association; Oregon School-Based Health Alliance; Oregon Women’s Rights Coalition; Upstream Public Health; YWCA of Greater Portland

Raise the minimum tobacco sales age to 21
Prevent youth from beginning a dangerous habit and save lives.

SUBMITTED BY: American Heart Association
SUPPORTED BY: APANO; CareOregon; Children’s Health Alliance; Oregon Coalition of Local Health Officials; Oregon Public Health Association; Oregon School-Based Health Alliance; Oregon Women’s Rights Coalition; Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation; Tobacco 21; Upstream Public Health

Electronic Cigarette Tax
A 50% point of sale tax on e-cigs and nicotine solutions with 10% of generated revenue to go to tobacco prevention.

SUBMITTED BY: Oregon Coalition of Local Health Officials
SUPPORTED BY: Oregon Education Association; Oregon Latino Health Coalition; Oregon Nurses Association; Oregon School-Based Health Alliance; Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation; Upstream Public Health

Tobacco Retail Licensure
Require merchants a license to sell tobacco.

SUBMITTED BY: Oregon Nurses Association
SUPPORTED BY: American Heart Association; APANO; CareOregon; Children’s Health Alliance; Oregon Coalition of Local Health Officials; Oregon Latino Health Coalition; Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation

Extension of Law Enforcement Profiling Workgroup
Tremendous progress has been made but additional time is needed to develop recommendations to identify and stop profiling.

SUBMITTED BY: Oregon Health Equity Alliance
SUPPORTED BY: APANO; CareOregon; Bicycle Transportation Alliance; Oregon Education Association; Oregon Latino Health Coalition; Partnership for Safety and Justice; Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon; SEIU Local 503; YWCA of Greater Portland


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