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AllCare Health offers free masks in Brookings

AllCare Health is giving out free face masks in Brookings to help people guard against dangerous smoke caused by the wildfires in Southern Oregon and throughout the state. Anyone can get a free mask; they do not have to be an AllCare Health member. Read more at Curry Coastal Pilot.

Don’t repeal Oregon health care model

Congressional Republicans’ recent failure to repeal Obamacare hasn’t stopped a small contingent of radicalized lawmakers, led by state Rep. Julie Parrish, from attempting to take health care away from hundreds of thousands of Oregonians. By asking voters to repeal funding for Medicaid, they essentially are asking voters to force more uninsured Oregonians to seek care […]

Community anniversary extravaganza celebration Saturday

Cascade Comprehensive Care and Cascade Health Alliance will celebrate the company’s 25-year dedication to the Klamath Basin community with an anniversary celebration Saturday, according to a news release. The 25th Anniversary Extravaganza will feature water slides and other inflatables, games, snacks and giveaways at Veterans Memorial Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. In […]

Circle the Bat draws more than 150 participants

A total of 49 individuals and 38 relay teams completed the annual Circle The Bay road run last Saturday. The 30-kilometer race took runners from Ferry Road Park through North Bend, through Coos Bay and Eastside and around the waters of Coos Bay along East Bay Drive and back to the park by crossing McCullough […]

Nonprofits seek share of housing grant

Several nonprofit organizations asked county Wednesday for some of the remaining $98,000 AllCare grant to provide housing and services for homeless people, and will now have to submit full proposals before funds are granted. Additionally, the terms of the grant will have to be changed — and were given the blessing of Sam Engel, the […]

Coos County gets call boxes for suicide bridge

NORTH BEND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon county has obtained suicide call boxes after witnessing an alarming spike in the number of people attempting suicide at a popular bridge. The 30-pound stainless steel boxes are equipped with a blue light that will glow once the sun goes down. Users press a button that immediately connects […]

Events offer health care, free school supplies

Children can receive free backpacks filled with school supplies plus wellness exams, sports physicals, vaccinations, tooth sealant applications and vision, hearing and dental screenings during Back-to-School Health Fairs at four Rogue Valley schools. The health fairs are open to all school-age children in the community, according to Rogue Community Health, which is holding the fairs […]

Support group helps those quitting tobacco

AllCare Health is sponsoring a weekly year-round support group to help Southern Oregonians who want to quit tobacco and to support those who have already quit. The free support group meets from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rogue Valley Family YMCA, 522 W. Sixth St., Medford. To register, call AllCare Health at 541-471-4106. […]

Coordinated care boosts prenatal access

Oregon’s coordinated care organizations lead to more timely prenatal care Oregon’s coordinated care organizations (CCOs) helped more women on Medicaid access timely prenatal care, according to a new study. Researchers at Oregon State University found that in the first year of the CCOs in 2012, more women sought out care in the first trimester than […]