Access To Comprehensive Health Care
Along with single moms, trans and gender expansive communities face disproportionate rates of food insecurity here in Oregon and across the country — highlighting both the urgency of targeted support and the need for systemic change. We know that a lack of access to comprehensive healthcare services places a significant financial strain on families facing food insecurity, worsening hunger and poverty along the way. This is especially true in rural and remote communities where comprehensive care is most challenging to find and reach.
We are grateful to Fair Shot for All Coalition, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon, Basic Rights Oregon, ACLU of Oregon, Family Forward Oregon and many other groups for their leadership in this effort.
Among our shared wins this session are major improvements in access to high quality, affordable healthcare for all Oregonians:
✅Reproductive Health & Access to Gender-Affirming Care (HB 2002)
Though amended in an effort to end the Republican walkout, House Bill 2002 protects access to abortion care, protects abortion and transgender healthcare providers who have been increasingly coming under threat and attack, and makes life-saving gender affirming care more affordable and more accessible. This is a major win for access to comprehensive care — especially in rural and remote communities throughout Oregon.
The Oregon Food Bank Network provides vital support for more than a million people facing food insecurity each year. Yet we know we can’t end hunger for good through food alone — we have to address the policies and systems that drive poverty in our communities. Sign up to stay informed on state and federal policies that will help eliminate hunger at its roots!