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Latino Health Group recognizes efforts of KPNW

December 27, 2017

Last month, the Oregon Latino Health Coalition honored Kaiser Permanente Northwest with the “Campeones de Salud” Award for our region’s work to end Latino health disparities in Oregon. The award was presented at the coalition’s annual Health Equity Dinner, where guests celebrated the passage of the “Cover All Kids” state senate bill.

Kaiser Permanente Northwest has proudly supported the Oregon Latino Health Coalition and other partners in their work to pass Cover All Kids, which extends health care coverage for all Oregon children in households that earn up to 300 percent of the federal poverty level. This makes Oregon the seventh state in the nation to provide health care for all children regardless of residency status.

In August, Northwest Permanente CEO and President Imelda Dacones, MD, was invited to Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s bill signing at the Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization. Dr. Dacones plans to support the rollout of Cover All Kids by sharing experiences from Kaiser Permanente Northwest’s own Child Health Program Plus.

Gov. Kate Brown, left, and Northwest Permanente CEO and President Imelda Dacones, MD, at the signing of Cover All Kids bill.

Gov. Kate Brown, left, and Northwest Permanente CEO and President Imelda Dacones, MD, at the signing of Cover All Kids bill.

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