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  • Now Available: Health System Transformation CCO Metrics Report for 2015
  • Tri-County 911 Program gets people the care they need, while driving down costs

    Providing better care and lowering costs are key goals of Oregon’s coordinated care model. Two Portland-area CCOs are achieving both by funding an intensive program for people who regularly use emergency services.

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  • Recreational Marijuana Sales Start October 1, 2015
    Marijuana in Oregon - What you need to know


    Senate Bill 460 directs the Oregon Health Authority to allow early retail sales of some recreational marijuana products through registered medical marijuana dispensaries. Only adults age 21 and older may purchase recreational marijuana. Public use and driving under the influence of marijuana remain illegal. Visit WhatsLegalOregon.com for more information about what's legal and what's not.

    Dispensary Website
    Frequently Asked Questions
    Marijuana and Your Health​​​​​

  • 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.
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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