What is Upstream focusing on right now?
Tobacco. Tobacco use is still the leading preventable cause of death in Oregon and disproportionally affects people of low socioeconomic status. Upstream supports efforts to raise the price of tobacco (especially through tobacco taxes), we support flavor bans (which target youth), and we support protecting the Indoor Clean Air Act (ICAA) (which is seeing threats from the potential public consumption of marijuana). Upstream supports other, best and emerging tobacco prevention policies as well.
Healthy Active Oregon A statewide intentional collaboration of multi-sector leaders working to create systemic and environmental changes that will reduce and prevent weight-related chronic disease and equitably improve Oregonians’ health and quality of life by unifying partners, promoting impactful policy change, and reframing discourse about obesity. The coalition will lead efforts to fight negative consequences of industry influence, promote policy change, and empower communities. Join us at our Inaugural Summit September 25, 2019! Register here.