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  • The 2016 U.S. Election and OHA’s Commitment to Health Care Transformation
    USA Election 2016

    The state remains committed to ensuring all Oregonians have access to high-quality, affordable health care. OHA is committed to working with our federal partners to continue the success we've had in our state.

  • Improving communication between teens and their providers for better outcomes
    Teens communicating

    "Why do you think teens might sometimes feel uncomfortable accessing health care?" a teen asked a room full of health care staff and providers at a recent Eye-to-Eye training in Bend, Oregon. "As an adult ally, it's important that you develop skills to increase your comfort talking with youth. Your comfort will help them feel more willing to talk about critical health care topics."

  • Watch the Healthy Schools Facilities webinar
    OHA Healthy Schools website 

    Oregon state education leaders have adopted new rules for lead test planning in schools. Watch the webinar to learn how these steps help Oregon students and families, and what state agencies are doing . The Oregon Health Authority co-hosted with the Oregon Department of Education.

  • Growing a network of Oregon health system leaders to further transformation
    2015-2016 Clinical Innovation Fellows and Faculty

    Recently 15 emerging health system leaders from across Oregon completed a year-long Clinical Innovation Fellows program as the state continues to innovate to reach the ultimate vision of a healthy Oregon.

  • OHA Investigating Metals Emissions in SE and N Portland
    The Oregon Health Authority is working with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and Multnomah County Health Department to investigate levels of cadmium, arsenic and chromium that were above environmental risk thresholds in areas of Southeast and North Portland. These metals were linked to emissions from two local glass factories.

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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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