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  • The Health System Transformation 2014 Final Report shows continued progress
  • High touch, low tech: Silverton Health has a person-first approach
    Silverton Health

    Treating the whole body, including the mind, is an important part of how health care is changing in Oregon. Silverton Health's high touch, low tech approach is putting people first.

     

  • Take as directed: clinical pharmacy services provides one-on-one advice pharmacist
    Kathy Cancilla, Healthy Together Project coordinator

    I’m proud to be at the forefront of the movement to incorporate pharmacists as part of the patient-centered, team-based approach to primary care." - Nicole Schrankel, co-founder and chief clinical officer, MTMCare

     


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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.

     

  • Seeking Council members to the Palliative Care and Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Advisory Council

    Picture of someone holding hands with someone in palliative care The 2015 Legislature passed Senate Bill 608​ establishing the Palliative Care and Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Advisory Council within the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). The legislation seeks to improve the lives of children, youths, adults and the elderly who would benefit from palliative care and to facilitate access through better coordination of care. The Authority is currently seeking Council members. The application deadline is September 8, 2015.

    To learn more about the Council and how to apply ...​​

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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