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DPS task force discusses guiding principles in first meeting

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  Plans are forming to address low enrollment and possible closures of Dayton Public Schools. Wednesday, the newly formed Facilities Task Force met for the first time. 356 more words

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Opioid epidemic becomes urgent call for Marion County health officials, police

A recent incident of a man purposely dislocating his wrist to gain access to fentanyl is just one example of how far people will go to satisfy opioid addictions. 53 more words

Statesman Journal

Ontario's Task Force Releases its Phase 1 Recommendations to help people suffering from chemical sensitivity but health ministry abdicates again. Here's a new take on that report.

Hundreds of thousands are sick – and after 33 years, Ontario government again declines to implement basic measures of care

 

“These three environmental health conditions typically have a devastating… 2,768 more words

linda @ Seriously "Sensitive" to Pollution reblogged this on Seriously "Sensitive" to Pollution and commented:

An important update on the situation in Ontario, from Varda Burstyn, one of the original members of the Task Force on Environmental Health. Please read and share, and find a way to put pressure on the elected reps, and if possible, get much needed media attention on this travesty of justice! Note too that it's not just for us, it's a public health issue when over 50% of children have chronic health problems (including preschool kids with disabling anxiety), and something like 2/3 of the population on at least one pharmaceutical drug. We know that removing the cause of the problem results in better health than ineffectively trying to manage some symptoms! When the canaries are ignored, public health suffers!

The Importance of Regular Harassment Training in the Workplace

By Sharon Gold

The end of 2017 saw a barrage of sexual harassment allegations in the news and, subsequently, the termination of multiple high profile men in the entertainment and corporate industries.  314 more words

Employment Law

The Leap to Single-Payer: What Taiwan Can Teach

https://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/the-leap-to-single-payer-what-taiwan-can-teach/

Taiwan is proof that a country can make a swift and huge change to its health care system, even in the modern day.

The United States, in part because of political stalemate, in part because  886 more words

Greenlick Wants Oregon to Step into Void on Healthcare Improvement

With the federal government in retreat, a new task force of insurers, healthcare providers and single-payer activists will debate ways Oregon can take the lead toward universal healthcare and a more equitable system of providing quality care to all Oregonians, regardless of income or employment status. 11 more words

The Lund Report

A New Bi-State Columbia River Crossing Legislative Task Force May Be on Horizon

Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek (D-Portland) says a new effort to restart bi-state talks on a proposed new Columbia River Crossing project may not be far off. 52 more words

Oregon Legislature