Editorial Policy


RxforHealth is an open and non-hierarchical discussion forum on healthcare reform. About 600,000 Oregonians are uninsured and hundreds of thousands of others are underinsured. The goal of this blog is to catalyze a solutions-oriented dialogue among diverse thinkers around the state.

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is facilitating this blog as a service to the Oregon community. None of the posts or other commentary reflects the institutional views of OHSU even if posted by a person associated with the University.

The following paragraph is a special note to OHSU employees who may want to join the blog. (Non-OHSUers: Feel free to read along and learn more about OHSU’s policies.)

Generally speaking, OHSU employees should use a personal, rather than an OHSU e-mail address, when posting on this blog and do so outside of working hours if you are commenting on public issues. It is also best to actually say “these are my personal opinions and do not represent the opinion of OHSU.” This is important because of the restrictions under Oregon law on public employees and public employers as well as the requirements of OHSU policies. OHSU employees should read and follow the political activity guidelines described on OHSU's Government Relations web site before posting.

Every author retains the copyright to their posts and represents only their views, unless explicitly stated otherwise. If you want to redistribute a post, please check with the author first to get permission.

In addition to maintaining the cyber-architecture, OHSU will be involved in light content monitoring and editing. All on-topic comments from every blogger anywhere are enthusiastically welcome. We will delete personal attacks, off-topic commentary and profanity. OHSU will also publicize the blog to a limited extent to reach as many people as possible who are interested in healthcare reform.

We welcome guest author contributions. Please e-mail us if you want to post a full length piece.



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