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Health Resources
Health Care

Health Insurance
  • AARP
    An advocacy organization comprising 35 million members. AARP focuses on issues affecting men and women aged 50 and older. Go to www.aarp.org to find many publications and other resources on health topics, including Medicare and other health insurance. Contact AARP at the number listed above or write to AARP, 601 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20049.

Oregon Medical Clinics
  • Oregon Primary Care Office
    Community-based providers offering health services to low-income people, including those without insurance.
  • Migrant Clinics in Oregon (.pdf)
    Federally subsidized clinics that provide low-cost care (based on income) to migrants and non-migrants.

Prescription Drugs
  • Oregon Prescription Drug Program
    Discount drug card available to Oregonians who don't have prescription drug insurance and to Medicare Part D beneficiaries who reach the coverage gap.
  • Together Rx Access
    Discount drug card for income-eligible people who don't have prescription drug insurance.
  • NeedyMeds.org
    NeedyMeds is a non-profit with the mission of helping people who cannot afford medicine or healthcare costs. The information at NeedyMeds is available anonymously and free of charge.

Social Security

Special Medical Programs

State High Risk Insurance Pools

Other Resources
  • Governor's Office Citizen Representative
  • Oregon Health Policy and Research (OHPR) - 503-373-1779
    Conducts impartial, non-partisan policy analysis, research and evaluation, and provides technical assistance to support health reform planning and implementation in Oregon.
  • Dental
    The Oregon Dental Association list of "community access" dental programs.
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
    An agency of the Federal Government. This website has more information and tools to help you evaluate health plans, as well as many consumer publications on various health topics. Most of the consumer materials are available in English and Spanish. Call the AHRQ Clearinghouse at the number listed above to order free copies of publications.
  • America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
    A national association that represents health insurance plans providing medical, long-term care, disability income, dental, supplemental, stop-loss, and reinsurance to more than 200 million Americans. Go to www.ahip.org and select "Consumer Information," where you can access many consumer guides on health insurance and link directly to companies that provide health insurance coverage. Contact AHIP at the number listed above or write to AHIP, 601 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20004.
  • Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
    Evaluates and accredits health care organizations and programs, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, and other health care facilities, as well as health plans, managed care entities, and other insurers. Call them at the number listed above or write to JCAHO, One Renaissance Boulevard, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181.
  • National Committee for Quality Assurance
    A group that develops quality standards, performance measures, and recognition programs for organizations and individuals, including health plans, medical groups, physician networks, and individual physicians.
  • Utilization Review Accreditation Commission
    A group that accredits PPOs and other managed care networks. Write them at URAC, 1220 L Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005.

Links To Other Health And Wellness Websites
The following are pages of links and pointers to third-party Internet websites. These sites linked from the Office of Private Health Partnership (OPHP) website are not under OPHP's control. OPHP does not assume any responsibility or liability for any information, communications, or materials available at such linked sites, or at any link contained in a linked site. OPHP does not intend these third-party links to be referrals or endorsements of the linked entities by the agency, and are provided for convenience only. You assume sole responsibility for use of third-party links and pointers.

General health

Disease and conditions
Alzheimer's disease:  
American Red Cross: American Red Cross
Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS): or Lou Gerhig's Disease - ALS Association
Arthritis: Arthritis Foundation
Autism: Autism Society of America
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS):
Brain tumors: American Brain Tumor Association
Chronic pain: American Chronic Pain Association
Cerebal palsy: United Cerebal Palsy
Diabetes: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Headaches: National Headache Foundation
Heart: American Heart Association
Huntington's disease: Huntington's Disease Society of America
Hypertension: American Society of Hypertension
Lung: American Lung Association
Lyme disease:
Marrow donor: National Marrow Donor Program
Mental health:
Parkinson's disease:

Diet and nutrition