Entries by Coalition for a Healthy Oregon

Report Shines Light on Rural Homelessness

CCOs support housing development, programs for unhoused A comprehensive report on rural homelessness published by AllCare Health in February highlights the challenges meeting short-term and long-term needs of the unhoused population. “Finding Home: A True Story of Life Outside” was developed by Julie Akins, Senior Housing Director at AllCare Health, through hundreds of interviews with […]

State of Reform Conference Focuses on New CCO Workgroup, Measure 110

The annual Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference took place at the Hilton Hotel in Downtown Portland on November 14, 2023. The opening session centered on Coordinated Care Organizations, featuring speakers like Seamus McCarthy, CEO of Yamhill Community Care, and Mindy Stadlander, CEO of Health Share of Oregon. During the legislative panel, Rep. Rob […]

AllCare Health Uses Local Connections to Support Members During Wildfires

Coordinated Care Organization employed GIS mapping to identify members impacted by wildfire and connect with community resources In September of 2020, the Almeda Fire tore through the Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon, destroying more than 2,600 homes and creating a health crisis for thousands more – including many members of the Oregon Health Plan. Because […]

Umpqua Health Delivers Household Air Purifiers to Combat Wildfire Smoke

Douglas County’s Coordinated Care Organization used patient analytics to find at-risk members for proactive outreach Local care delivery is about more than physical, behavioral, and oral health care. Coordinated care organizations are investing heavily in the social determinants of health (SDoH) to improve health outcomes and achieve health equity. This article from Healthcare Business Today […]