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Young adult in Oregon creates free mental health access app

As many of you know, a recent report from Mental Health America highlights the fact that Oregon has some of the highest rates of mental illness and substance use challenges in the nation -- yet we have fewer resources to get treatment and mental health care. An incredible young woman, Amanda Southworth, 20, taught herself to code and create apps when she was just 13 years old. She has recently developed an app to help increase access to care for mental health: Aetheria. Aetheria is a free...

OHSU-PSU Report Findings show a 49% gap in select services for substance use disorder prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery

OHSU-PSU School of Public Health researchers collaborated with the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission to lead an unprecedented study that inventoried and analyzed the gaps in select services for substance use disorder prevention, harm reduction, and treatment and recovery, bringing health equity issues to the forefront in Oregon. The data shows the state would need to double its services to adequately address the current health needs of Oregonians...

Exciting nutritional change for Medicare recipients!

Meals on Wheels is a wonderful program that's been delivering meals to seniors for over 50 years in the Portland area and beyond. A few years ago, a hospital had asked if they would be able to expand their service to include providing meal delivery for people with chronic medical conditions like diabetes and heart disease. They whole heartedly agreed to help and since that time, the data has shown that people with chronic medical conditions who receive "medically tailored meals" were...

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