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  • All carrot, no stick: Eastern Oregon CCO’s Healthy Together Project entices Grant County residents to healthy living conversations
    Kathy Cancilla, Healthy Together Project coordinator

    Driving the highways of Grant County is nothing new for Kathy Cancilla, Healthy Together Project coordinator who lives near John Day. The project brings the community together to start talking about and taking actions towards improving health outcomes. They want all voices heard. “We offer transportation to the monthly meetings either by the local People Mover service or, well, me,” Cancilla says with a smile.


  • Apply for the Oregon Health Plan

    You can apply for the Oregon Health Plan at any time of the year. Enrollment is always open for the Oregon Health Plan.

  • Behavioral health care now closer to home for Klamath Falls children and adolescents
    Pine View Residential Resipite Facility

    Imagine having to send your child more than two hours' drive away from home for medical care. Now imagine having to send your child that far away for treatment during a behavioral health crisis involving mental illness, substance abuse, or both.

    This happens less often now in Klamath County, since Pine View Residential Respite Care opened in Klamath Falls. By bringing needed care closer to home, children and adolescents can stay in their community and connected with their families and friends, and stay in their school, while living for up to 90 days in a safe place for treatment.


  • Onsite dental services in Head Start and WIC programs get kids and pregnant moms service where they are, when they need it
    Whitney Knowles

    March 4, 2015 — Prevention is key when it comes to taking care of our health. That also goes for dental health. Prevention can help people stay healthy and can reduce or eliminate costlier health issues.

    Children and pregnant mothers served by Umatilla-Morrow and Malheur County WIC and Head Start programs have benefited greatly from preventive on-site oral health services provided by Advantage Dental Services during the last few years.

Coordinated care organizations (CCOs)
Health system transformation 
Coordinated care organizations, or CCOs, have been formed in local communities across Oregon. CCOs are networks of all types of health care providers who have agreed to work together in their local communities for people who receive health care coverage under the Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid). There are 16 CCOs in operation across the state​, serving about 90 percent of Oregon Health Plan members. 

Learn more about coordinated care organizations here.
Addictions and mental health system change
Addictions and mental health system change
In addition to the work to create Coordinated Care Organizations (above), the Addictions and Mental Health Division has undertaken a parallel but separate system change effort with Oregon's county governments to restructure the publicly funded addictions and mental health system for people who are not eligible for the Oregon Health Plan.

Read more about Addictions and Mental health services
What is OHA?
What is OHA? 
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is at the forefront of lowering and containing costs, improving quality and increasing access to health care in order to improve the lifelong health of Oregonians.

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