Lots of Voting Information!

The League of Women Voters of Portland has produced nonpartisan voting information for the November 2020 General Election. Our goal is to encourage and empower voters. With this information, you can register to vote or check or update your voter registration. You’ll also be prepared to choose among the candidates and understand the pros and cons of each ballot measure.  Find lots of voting information on this website now. Click below to learn about:

“Future of Healthcare” Video

Our Panel Discussion, recorded on September 15, features an outstanding panel of physicians. These health care experts share their views of how health care is changing because of the COVID-19 pandemic and how it needs to change. Click below to watch this very timely and important discussion.

You can read more about the speakers in our previous post: https://lwvpdx.org/the-future-of-healthcare/

This program was recorded by MetroEast Community Media. It is shown from time to time on Comcast cable channels 21, 29, 321, 329 and Frontier cable channels 37, 32. The Carol & Velma Saling Foundation provided funding for the recording. 

 

The Future of Healthcare

A Zoom Panel Discussion

In mid-September, we are conducting a Zoom panel discussion about the future of healthcare in Oregon. The recording of this discussion will be posted on this website.

Our three panelists are physicians, who also are experts on public health, women’s health, and current health care challenges, including the coronavirus pandemic.

David Bangsberg, MD, MPH is the Founding Dean of the joint OHSU-PSU School of Public Health. He will talk about how people’s living conditions influence their health. What does this mean for treating COVID-19? Can we “treat” our way to better health?

 

Michelle Berlin, MD, MPH is Vice Chair of Public Health and Faculty Affairs, as well as Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the OHSU School of Medicine and Professor of Public Health and Preventative Medicine in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health. She directs the OHSU Center of Women’s Health, an innovative health care center addressing the unique health problems of women.

Divneet Kaur, MD specializes in family practice. She is also the Interim Director of the Multnomah County Mid County Health Center in east Portland. She will bring her unique perspective on healthcare inequities, particularly in BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities.

MODERATOR:  Joanna M. Cain, MD, is a retired Professor of Ob/Gyn and Radiation Oncology, University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, and past Professor and Director of the Center for Women’s Health at OHSU. She presently works with the World Health Organization (WHO) in the global Eliminate Cervical Cancer initiative, and with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on clinical trials with Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines.

Each panelist will address how COVID-19 has revealed many of the issues around our current healthcare system. What lessons can we learn as we address this crisis? How can these lessons lead to beneficial changes in the future?

MetroEast logoMetroEast Community Media will record this program. Then we will post the link on this website and you can view it  from our YouTube channel. It will also be cablecast on public access TV channels Comcast 29 and 329 and Frontier 27.

Check this website again on or after September 18 to access and view this important panel discussion.

Ideas for Better Schools!

Watch the Highlights from our program on “Education Innovations”

Click below to see a 20-minute video that shows the best parts of our “Innovations in Public Education” panel discussion. Experts from Metro-area schools talk about new ideas for improving education. Watch and hear what’s happening in our public schools to help all students learn and succeed!