The Oregon Health Authority is pleased to announce the launch of the Non-Traditional Health Worker Steering (NTHW) Committee, which will develop and implement the Non-Traditional Health Worker program.
The committee's composition is culturally and professionally diverse, including Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs), members of the non-traditional health workforce, community based organizations and non-traditional health worker training programs.
The Non-Traditional Health Worker Steering Committee will begin meeting in November. Initial activities of the committee will include:
- Development of a training program approval process
- Development of administrative rules for the Non-Traditional Health Worker Program
- Creation of an online registry that will list approved training programs and certified non-traditional health care workers
The Committee will also work to enhance the role, engagement and utilization of the NTHW workforce in Oregon's Coordinated Health Care Delivery System.
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NTHW Temporary Administrative Rules
The Oregon Health Authority, Office of Equity and Inclusion has temporarily adopted OAR 333-002-0300 – 333-002-0380 relating to non-traditional health workers. This rulemaking is effective Feb. 4, 2013 through Aug. 2, 2013.
House Bill 3650, passed during the 2011 legislative session, mandates that members enrolled in Oregon’s coordinated care organizations (CCOs) have access to Non-Traditional Health Workers (NTHW) to facilitate culturally and linguistically appropriate care. The purpose of these rules is to develop standard guidelines for a statewide NTHW program to train, certify, and provisionally certify NTHWs, including Community Health Workers, Peer Wellness Specialists, Personal Health Navigators and Doulas. These rules establish competency requirements for each NTHW type; a NTHW registry; eligibility requirements and procedures for NTHW certification and provisional certification. These rules also establish curriculum guidelines and procedures for training programs to be approved by the Authority.
If you have any questions or would prefer a hard copy be sent, please contact Carol Cheney, firstname.lastname@example.org
, (971) 673-2960.
Upcoming 2013 NTHW Steering Committee Meetings
The Oregon Health Authority's Non-Traditional Health Worker Steering Committee will be meeting monthly in 2013. The meetings are open to the public, and will also be accessible via teleconference. Public comments will be taken at the end of the meeting, and can also be submitted in written form. For more information or to submit public comments, contact Julie Wu at (971) 673-1334 or email@example.com; or Carol Cheney, (971) 673-2960 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for people requesting assistive hearing devices, interpreters or large-print materials. Those needing accommodations should contact Julie Wu at 971-673-1334 or email@example.com at least 48 hours before the meeting.
|May 31, 2013||9:00am - 4:00pm|
Second Floor Conference Room
Oregon Dental Association
8699 SW Sun Place
Wilsonville, OR 97070
Conference Call Line: 877-873-8017
|June 24, 2013||1:00pm - 4:00pm|
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|August 26, 2013||1:00pm - 4:00pm|
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|October 28, 2013||1:00pm - 4:00pm|
Past Meeting Materials
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|March 25, 2013 - Canceled|
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Building Blocks of Peers & Employment: Individuals with a History of Criminal Justice System EngagementWhen:
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013, 11:00am-12:30pm PSTWebinar
Peers with a background of criminal justice system engagement generally deal with challenges even greater than the challenges that often confront all peers when seeking employment.
The webinar will cover three primary topic areas:
- A realistic assessment of the barriers and challenges which individuals who have a criminal justice system engagement history confront when attempting to, post-incarceration, enter the workforce either for the first time or to reenter it following incarceration;
- Useful real-world strategies and approaches to effectively address the unique barriers and challenges faced by individuals with a criminal justice system history, including the considerations associated with the question of disclosure of that history; and
- Details of different resources, including reference and information materials available online as well as community-based agencies or organizations having a nationwide presence, to access for further information on the webinar topic including a detailing of the specific types of information or services available from each.
Motivational Interviewing and Evidence-Based Tobacco Cessation Interventions
Presented by the Oregon Self-Management Training Institute
Sheraton Portland Airport
8235 NE Airport Way, Portland OR, 97220
May 9, 2013 Time:
8:30 am – 4:30 pm Check-in:
Hotel Main Lobby between 7:30 am – 8:30 Registration Fee:
$85 (Scholarships available; information on registration website
Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD Lunch:
On your own
Track A - What Motivates Change? Translating Theory Into Practice
This track is for those who want to enhance their skills in behavior change counseling. The training will include a review of the use of Motivational Interviewing (MI) within evidence-based tobacco cessation interventions, including the "5 A's and the Ask/Advise/Refer" model for treating tobacco use and dependence.
MI is a person-centered, guiding method of communication and counseling to elicit and strengthen intrinsic motivation for positive health behavior change. MI offers a practical, common sense approach for supporting clients in making and sustaining health behavior changes.
MI is not a unique or entirely new approach, but a combination of principles, skills and strategies drawn from existing models of counseling and behavior change theory.