How would experts solve opioid crisis?

A well-researched and very well-illustrated article by Josh Katz in The New York Times asked a wide-ranging group of folks what they would do to really address this public health crisis. “How a Police Chief, a Governor and a Sociologist Would Spend $100 Billion to Solve the Opioid Crisis” covers […] Read more »

Project Nurture in Portland Business Journal!

CODA’s Deputy Director Alison Noice recently talked to healthcare writer Elizabeth Hayes at Portland Business Journal about the agency’s role in Project Nurture. This program, a partnership with OHSU and Health Share of Oregon serves pregnant women who are receiving medication-assisted treatment for opioid dependence. The article gives an good overview of […] Read more »

CODA and the 2014-15 Book of Lists!

Portland Business Journal’s popular Book of Lists is out! This large-format annual guide to the area’s businesses, not-for-profits, professional services and more is an excellent and cogent resource, as well as a useful way to understand the economic structure of our area. CODA’s annual budget and workforce places it at […] Read more »

CODA Medical Director Weimer in TIME

Melissa Weimer,  CODA’s Medical Director, appears in a well-written article in Time magazine, headlined “Stopping America’s Hidden Overdose Crisis.” As Time writer Jon Marcus observes, “Weimer is an advocate of sharing prescription information across state lines through so-called prescription drug monitoring programs, known as PDMPs. Many states have adopted PDMPs […] Read more »

Portland Business Journal notes CODA Research study

“In Oregon, marijuana is second only to alcohol when it comes to admissions for substance abuse treatment, yet it’s hard to find any targeted programs here or elsewhere,” reports Portland Business Journal writer Elizabeth Hayes. She goes on to describe a study  being carried out by CODA Research that is looking at […] Read more »