COVID VACCINE UPDATES

There's hope on the horizon! The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) vaccinated more than 7,000 health care workers in the first week of the state’s COVID-19 immunization program. It will take time until the vaccine is widely available.

Here is Video about the COVID Vaccine as well as OHA's COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. For a list of possible side effects, read What to Expect After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine.

While the vaccination process continues, it is important to wear a mask, maintain social distance, wash your hands frequently and avoid large gatherings.
TAKE EQUITY SURVEY FOR CHANCE TO WIN $50

The Oregon Consortium of Family Networks is gathering insight into how family network families across the state experience discrimination and systemic inequities. Please take the Equity Survey by Friday, January 15. All survey responders will be entered into a raffle for a $50 Walmart gift card. There will be two names drawn, and each winner will receive one $50 gift card.
OHSU NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR
TWO UCEDD PROGRAMS

Applications are now being accepted for the Advocacy and Building Community Program for youth ages 16-24 years who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities. This OHSU University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) program will include monthly group activities online, outdoor adventures and service-learning projects for transition-age youth. The application deadline is Feb. 12.

The application process for UCEDD's Summer Internship Program is also open at this time. This program provides opportunities for high school or early college students to gain experience in the disability field, develop transferable skills, and learn about various career paths in health care. Students with disabilities and students with siblings or family members with a disability are encouraged to apply. Applications must be submitted by Feb. 1.