December 16, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Portland, OR – The Upstream Public Health Board of Directors today announces the appointment of a new executive director to lead the Portland-based health policy and advocacy organization. Samantha Shepherd will lead the organization to fulfill its mission of improving the health of Oregonians. She brings experience in policy development, community advocacy, and public health practice. Her background includes working with...
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OHEA Mend the Gap Report Why Full Coverage Makes Sense for Oregon Although Oregon has made great progress in recent years in extending health insurance coverage to its people, the job is not done. The Issue: Here in Oregon, 383,000 people remain uninsured, threatening the prosperity of every county and the economic future of our state. Communities of color, LGBT communities, rural Oregonians, immigrant communities, women and low-income families...
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August 11, 2015
August 2015 (digital archive: save, share, translate) Farm to School and School Garden Program Expands Again; Goes Statewide: Upstream believes that tasty and healthy food in school cafeterias is critical to give kids the nutrition they need to succeed in school and in life, and to address Oregon’s persistent achievement gap. Toward that end, Upstream has been working since 2006 to promote Farm to School and School Garden programs, which help sch...
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