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. Upstream is working with other non-profits, government agencies, and businesses from across the state to form a statewide coalition to promote obesity prevention policies. More on this exciting project coming soon!