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Recall effort seeks to oust Floyd Prozanski for sponsoring background-check law

“Prozanski said the new law will help prevent gun violence. Recall supporters say it’s an infringement of law-abiding citizens’ right to bear arms.” It also targets persons with mental illness, who – despite what you may infer from articles like … Continue reading

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Douglas County soon will have a mental health court

The Lund Report, August 4, 2014 Beginning this month, Douglas County will join at least 12 other Oregon counties and two cities in establishing a mental health court to divert the mentally ill away from jail and into needed healthcare … Continue reading

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Douglas County Quits Mental Health Services

From the Lund Report, May 20, 2014 Douglas County is getting out of the business of providing mental healthcare — joining the majority of Oregon counties where private nonprofits are in charge. But the county is going one step further … Continue reading

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Douglas County gives up mental health programs

From AP.com, March 27, 2014 Two mental health programs in Douglas County are being turned over to an alliance of health care providers established by the state. The Roseburg News-Review reports (http://is.gd/dfVZS6 ) the two programs employ more than 100 … Continue reading

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Columbia Pacific Coordinated Care Organization takes over North Coast Medicaid

Press release from the Columbia Pacific Coordinated Care Organization, about August 10, 2012 The Oregon Health Authority approved an application from Columbia Pacific Coordinated Care Organization to take over managing Medicaid mental and health plan services on the North Coast … Continue reading

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Southern Oregon Providers Work to Embed Behavioral Health into Primary Clinics

By Amanda Waldroupe, for The Lund Report, March 24, 2012 The effort, initially funded by a 2006 grant, is now being extended to Coordinated Care Organizations in southern Oregon A quick, 15-minute appointment with a mental health counselor to talk … Continue reading

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Financial crisis hits hard at the county level, too

From The Oregonian, December 2, 2010 When timber was king, harvest receipts in southwest Oregon’s coastal counties filled municipal coffers, and residents enjoyed the state’s lowest property tax rates. These days, balancing county budgets has become an exercise in backfilling … Continue reading

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Roseburg’s Telecare Recovery Center to close

From the Roseburg News-Review, May 18, 2010 People who need mental health care will have one less option in Douglas County on or about June 15. Telecare Recovery Center @ Roseburg is set to close its doors by that date, … Continue reading

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