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Family crafts with fall leaves

Family crafts with fall leaves

Fall is a great time to look at the changing colors of the leaves. And kids from 2 to 102 can have fun with them. How about making placemats? Go for a fall walk with the kids and bring home some of the leaves. Cut a two-feet long piece of clear contact paper, like you’d use to line a kitchen cabinet. Arrange the leaves on...

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Influenza

Why should I get a flu shot?

Influenza is a serious disease, with high fever and muscle aches. You can be out of work or school for weeks. And it can be deadly. But vaccination helps protect you and your loved ones. It is safe. It helps you avoid spreading virus to others who are at risk of complications. And it’s free to members. Flu shots are recommended for...

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Health care reform

Transitioning to your new CCO

Most Oregon Health Plan (OHP) members are now covered by newly created Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs). CCOs bring physical and mental health under the same organization. Soon dental care will be included. Over the next few months, you’ll get information from your CCO, such as new ID cards and handbooks. Here are Customer...

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Additional Articles

Safety tips: Driving—and walking—safely near school buses
Kids: Get to the bus stop at least five minutes before the bus is supposed to be there. Stay back from the curb. Be especially careful in the “danger zone,” 10 feet—or five giant...

Consumer resources: Partner for Quality Care provides valuable health care information
Your CareOregon provider directory, which you can find here on this website, can help you find the names of doctors who can give you the health care services you need. But how do...

Patient safety: When you’re leaving the hospital
In two previous issues, our Transitions Team shared tips on making the most of a hospital stay before your stay and during your stay. Today, they pass on ways to make your...

Oral health: Hygiene + dental care = healthy smiles & healthy bodies
Healthy teeth and gums make it easy to smile. And good oral health is a key to good overall health. “Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is related to heart disease and...

Using your health plan: CareOregon.org: Health plan tools at your fingertips
Most Oregon Health Plan members have received a temporary handbook from the Coordinated Care Organization responsible for their Medicaid coverage (see “Transitioning to your new...