Downtime with Patrick Allen

Oregon Health Authority director Patrick Allen talks about what he does with his free time — and his hopes for Oregon

The Vet Emergency

The pandemic worsened working conditions for veterinarians, who have been pushed to the brink with increased workloads. But COVID-19 is also forcing employers to address the mental-health crisis afflicting the profession.

Home Is Where Your Health Is

Governments and voters agree stable housing sits at the heart of health, and the affordable-housing sector finds itself flush with funds. Yet competition, complexities and growing need make housing everyone a challenge.

Bridging the Gap

A renewed national conversation about race, along with the COVID-19 pandemic, motivated health care providers to confront Oregon’s racial health care disparity.

Haunted Heroes

After battling the COVID-19 pandemic for more than a year, Oregon nurses are burned out and recoiling from trauma.