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Oregon Medicaid expansion helped more women access insurance coverage for abortion services, OSU study finds

The study found that after Oregon expanded Medicaid in 2014, more women were able to receive coverage for abortion services.

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Study finds improved birth outcomes after implementation of coordinated care organizations

Oregon women on Medicaid were more than 10 percent less likely to have babies with low birthweight or abnormal conditions following the state’s implementation of coordinated care organizations, a new study from College of Public Health and Human Sciences researchers has found.

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Coordinated care organizations lead to more timely prenatal care

Pregnant women on Medicaid are more likely to receive timely prenatal care following Oregon’s implementation of coordinated care organizations, or CCOs, which are regional networks of health care providers who work together to treat patients, a new study has shown.

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Relationship factors affect young adult use of condoms

The characteristics of a person’s relationship, including commitment and partner-specific risk factors, affect the choice of whether or not to use condoms, according to new research from Oregon State University.

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Liz Levaro and Lisa Oakley

For Lisa, it was a true case of “mother knows best” that brought her to OSU to do graduate work in international public health. For Liz, her late-life search for meaningful work drew her to the PhD program in human development and family sciences. Mother and daughter are fulfilling their dreams together, and in June of 2009, they will don their black robes and mortarboards and receive their degrees from the College of Health and Human Sciences.