Interpreter Services and Housing Project Have Been Instrumental to Connecting Members to Health Care in Southern Oregon

For too many Oregonians, language and economic barriers are barriers to health care. The ability to connect with culturally appropriate services requires two-way communication between member and provider, and social determinants of health are impacted greatly by living environments.

AllCare Health, which covers all or part of four counties in southwest Oregon, has made major strides for member access through expanded interpreter services, going from one OHA-certified interpreters in the community to more than 100.

Meanwhile, the Foundry Village has created a place where people can transition from homelessness into a more stable lifestyle with more permanent housing.

We interviewed some of the key stakeholders in these programs to shine a spotlight on how AllCare Health is improving access to health care for its members.