What is an OHP-certified Community Partner?
An individual (affiliated with a designated organization) who is trained and certified to help clients understand health coverage options and help them complete eligibility and enrollment forms. Their services are free to consumers.
To address the social determinants of health, community partners may also help connect people with resources such as food pantries, SNAP, rent assistance, energy assistance, unemployment benefits, job resources and more.
Our Community Partner Network
The network includes approximately 300 organizations and around 1,500 application assisters across Oregon. Contracted organizations include physical care and mental health providers, faith-based organizations, non-profits, schools and more.
The Community Partner Outreach Program
Our program has written agreements with local trusted community partner organizations who:
- Provide culturally and linguistically responsive outreach, health coverage application and enrollment assistance and system navigation.
- Focus on supporting communities facing disproportionate barriers to health coverage and health-related resources.
When funding is available, we may offer funding opportunities to local community partners.
Community Partner Outreach Program Team
What we do:
- Train, certify and provide ongoing support in your community.
- Hold monthly community partner collaborative meetings across the state to share updates about OHP and other health coverage, outreach strategies, and community resources to address social determinants of health.
- Serve as the bridge between the community and the state of Oregon to support OHP eligibility and enrollment system improvement and system navigation.