Corvallis Inaugurate Social Justice March

On January 20, MVHCA joined many other groups from Oregon State University and Corvallis to demonstrate for social justice. As many as 1,000 people (many of them OSU students) marched from campus to the riverfront park. The highlight for MVHCA was at the end of the march when the entire crowd chanted "Everybody In, Nobody Out!" over and over.

Thank you Dick Behan for being our photographer at the march.

What Are Those Acronyms?


MVHCA – Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates
    Local volunteer activist group; member of HCAO; non-profit status
HCAO – Health Care for All Oregon Statewide organization with more than 120       member groups
HCAO-Action – is a new 501(c4) and is designed for contributions to be used        for lobbying
PNHP – Physicians for a National Health Program Nationwide organization with      very active local chapter

Handling the Tough Questions about Single Payer

In preparation for the February 11 rally in Salem and to otherwise help the cause, you are invited to practice your persuasive skills. We will get together from 1-5 PM on January 10 at the First Presbyterian Church, 114 Southwest 8th Street, Corvallis, OR 97333. Discussion leaders will include Mike Huntington; Tim Roach, retired  Presbyterian minister; Sandi Bean PhD, Public Health; and Charlie Swanson, chair of the ballot measure committee for Health Care for All Oregon.  RSVP Mike Huntington or Tim Roach

You can also view the event on Facebook and invite your friends here.

CCO Celebration Video

On August 12, 2014, MVHCA hosted a celebration of 2 years of coordinated health care provided by InterCommunity Health Network Coordinated Care Organization (IHN-CCO). Thank you Maegan Prentice for recording, editing, and uploading the video of this successful event. For more MVHCA events see our Calendar and Upcoming Events pages. Photos here.

What does it mean to have coordinated care? Watch and find out.

MVHCA RECEIVES 501(c)(3) Status!

After more than a year of waiting, we are very pleased to announce to our network that the IRS has granted us non-profit status as a 501(c)(3) corporation.  This means that donations to MVHCA (retroactive to the date we applied) can be tax deductible!  Please click the red button on the right, donate, and take advantage of this tax break.  We're hoping you'll consider becoming a sustaining member with a regular monthly donation to help us educate more people in our community about health care reform.

One more step on the road to publicly funded, universal, equitable, affordable, and transparant health care! Thank you to Bud Laurent, Ilene Anderton, and all the others who worked hard to make it happen.

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Health Care Forum -- Sunday, February 2, 9:30-10:20 AM

The single-payer healthcare system of Taiwan and how we might learn from it to build a better system in the US.

  • Speaker: Chunhuei Chi, MPH, Sc.D., Associate Professor of the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences.
  • When: Next Sunday, February 2, 9:30-10:20 am.
  • Where: First Congregational Church (Adult Forum), 4515 SW West Hills Road, Corvallis.