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DeFazio sets town hall meeting on Social Security
Rep. Peter DeFazio Peter Anthony DeFazio (born May 27, 1947) is an American politician. He serves as a Democratic U.S. Representative from Oregon, representing the 4th Congressional District and is currently serving his 11th term. will hold a Social Security town hall meeting in Eugene. The event will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lane County Courthouse, Harris Hall, 125 E. Eighth Ave. For more information on Social Security, visit DeFazio's Web site at www.defazio.house.gov.
State lawmakers to talk about legislation, budget
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The lawmakers will discuss the state budget and some of the 3,000 measures proffered by lawmakers and their supporters this session.
Prozanski - who is serving his fifth session in the Legislature - is chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee and belongs to the Senate Revenue, Transportation, and Judiciary committees Judiciary Committee may refer to:
A first-termer, Holvey is the vice chairman of the House Elections and Rules Committee and serves on the House Business, Labor and Consumer Affairs Committee.
Oregonians for Health Security also will be on hand to register eligible seniors for the Oregon Prescription Drug prescription drug Prescription medication Pharmacology An FDA-approved drug which must, by federal law or regulation, be dispensed only pursuant to a prescription–eg, finished dose form and active ingredients subject to the provisos of the Federal Food, Drug, Program. The program allows qualifying seniors to receive prescription drugs at negotiated prices.
For additional information, call (503) 986-1704.
Regional exercises plan for health emergencies
A regional tabletop exercise recently was held simultaneously in Lane, Douglas and Coos counties Coos County is the name of two counties in the United States:
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Bioterrorism and to respond to diseases, such as SARS, that can spread quickly around the globe.
Held via video-conferencing, the objective of the Oregon Region 3 public health exercise was to meet mandated exercise requirements, test video teleconferencing See videoconferencing. technology and explore how the county health departments, hospitals, clinics and other emergency services emergency services Emergency care '…services …necessary to prevent death or serious impairment of health and, because of the danger to life or health, require the use of the most accessible hospital available and equipped to furnish those services' will coordinate efforts during a regional or national public health emergency.
"This was a needed first step to what will quickly become a tight network," said Elizabeth Miglioretto, Lane County public health disaster preparedness coordinator. "There were a lot of good questions and take-aways. And, there are a lot of job assignments to help speed the process."
Participants included representatives from emergency management, hospital emergency departments, hospital infection control coordinators, county health departments, state health epidemiologists, medical clinics, tribes and schools.
For more information, contact Miglioretto at 682-4008.