What good is a Governor if they are not doing everything in their power to help protect their residents from illness and sickness? To me, nothing is more important than making sure each Oregonian is as healthy as they can be.
As your leader I will be forming a Living A Healthy Lifestyle program.
I will be creating the most robust and in-depth program that will be presented to Oregon viewers on live TV and other media forms every week for those who are interested in following. Join along as new ideas are being showcased that can help you live longer. I will be alongside top medical specialists and experts as we walk Oregonians through simple and easy steps to help lead a healthy and long life, both physically and mentally. We can do this together.
The goal is simple: Add more healthy years to your life.
Did you know that Oregon ranks 15th for overall life expectancy?
To me that is unacceptable. The financial drain on both the patient, their family and the state is astronomical.
It is a very achievable goal for Oregon to be in the top 5 of states with the longest and healthiest lifespan. With that comes a more prosperous Oregon.
Under my watch, it will be my goal to have more Oregonians living longer and healthier lives.
Why am I so passionate about health? I’ve had too many friends die young or middle-aged from preventable illnesses.
I recently visited my 42 year old best friend while getting treatment at an Oregon Chemotherapy lab. I was shocked to walk in and see an entire room filled with people in their 40’s all hooked up to these chemo machines for cancer treatment. Many had a look of crushing sadness in their eyes. My best friend did not live another year. I often think about these same rooms all across the US and the overwhelming heartache families must be going through.
Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death in the United States and it seems we are more focused on the treatment than healthy alternatives.
Let’s Think in Terms of Prevention
What is going on in our society that so many people in their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s are getting cancer? What are we doing to our bodies to cause these seemingly unnatural numbers? The US death rate among middle-aged adults is skyrocketing like no other time in our history. I know that in addition to genetics there are some factors that are not preventable but after watching too many of my friends die premature deaths, I know more can be done.
Currently Oregon’s cancer mortality rank is 26th in the nation. That’s unacceptable. My administration will set an attainable goal – for Oregon to be in the top 5 of lowest cancer rates in the US.
As your Governor, I will oversee the development of a “Living A Healthy Lifestyle” program so Oregonians can learn more about living long, healthy lives while aging with grace.
The More We Know the Better
Living A Healthy Lifestyle…let’s make that happen.
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