Sue Dessayer Porter, Casework Volunteer; Board Member for Compassion of Oregon; Board Member for Compassion and Choices National
In the fifteen years since Oregon voters first approved Oregon’s “Death with Dignity” law, scholars, policy makers and public health advocates have studied its application…while families, loved ones and those dying have personally experienced its impact.
On April 13, Sue Dessayer Porter will discuss the essential features of the Death with Dignity Act, with an emphasis on how the law seeks to protect Oregonians from potential abuse. She will also describe how perception of this law has changed over the last fifteen years and will demystify the most popular misconceptions.
Bruce Goldberg, Mike Bonetto
April 6, 2012 - 12:15pm
Bruce Goldberg, director, Oregon Health Authority
Mike Bonetto, health policy advisor to Gov. Kitzhaber
With massive changes occurring in health care on both national and state levels, many Americans are wondering, “How will health care transformation impact me and my family?” On April 6, Drs. Bruce Goldberg and Mike Bonetto will begin to answer this question. They will:
October 31, 2008 - 12:15pm
This past month, the U.S. experienced possibly the greatest financial upheaval since the Great Depression. As Americans struggle to understand how this crisis impacts their lives, a fierce presidential campaign is underway, with both candidates promising alternative solutions to the economic predicament.
America's Fastest Growing Disease
November 14, 2008 - 12:15pm
Every 20 seconds an American is newly diagnosed with diabetes, making it the nation’s fastest growing disease. Over 23 million Americans live with this chronic condition at a total expense of more than $174 billion last year. Diabetes impacts all sectors of society, and the burden of this disease goes beyond financial costs to include strained relationships with families and friends and decreased quality of life.
February 20, 2008 - 4:00pm
Should business owners still bear the primary burden of providing health care to working adults and their families, when the typical worker now changes jobs with great frequency and when U.S. businesses are competing against foreign companies that have governments pay their health bills?
October 19, 2007 - 5:00pm
In November 2007 Oregonians will decide Measure 50, a proposed constitutional amendment that would impose a tax increase on tobacco products to fund health coverage for the state’s more than100,000 uninsured low-income children. If the measure passes, a small portion of the new tax revenues would also be used to expand health coverage for medically underserved adults and to fund tobacco prevention programs.
March 16, 2007 - 5:00pm
This week, City Club hosts a forum with Senators Alan Bates (D-Ashland) and Ben Westlund (D-Bend), co-chairs of the Senate Special Committee on Health Care Reform. Bates and Westlund are making health care a top priority in their agendas and are embarking on a 17-stop tour of Oregon, offering their views on health care reform and what the Legislature can do today to address what they term as "a health care crisis."