Entries by Coalition for a Healthy Oregon

Deferred Elective Procedures Expected to Surge

At the outset of Oregon’s coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Kate Brown issued sweeping executive orders to help “flatten the curve” and preserve health system capacity. One of these orders was a ban on non-urgent medical procedures, which has since been lifted. Gov. Brown and her medical experts have encouraged people to seek the health care they […]

CCO Highlight: Yamhill CCO

All our member CCOs are doing a fantastic job ensuring that their members get the care that they need during this crisis, and this week we decided to highlight the work of a CCO that is not currently in our membership. Yamhill CCO is constantly innovating for the Oregonians living in their service area, and […]

OHP Budget Cuts & How to Protect Our Federal Match

Prior to the Revenue Forecast, which was released to the public this past Wednesday, Oregon Legislators and Governor Brown were staring down a budget shortfall of unknown proportions. In preparation for the Revenue Forecast, and to shore up potential budget holes before the end of the year, Governor Brown asked every agency to put together […]

CCO Highlight: Advanced Health

All our member CCOs are doing a wonderful job of ensuring that Oregon Health Plan (OHP) members are getting all their needs met during COVID-19, and this week, we decided to highlight an exciting new initiative by Advanced Health. Out in Coos and Curry Counties, Advanced Health CCO is looking to increase access to telemedicine […]

CCO Highlight: Trillium Community Health Net

All our member CCOs are doing a fantastic job at ensuring that their communities have their needs met throughout this crisis, and this week we are featuring some investments made by Trillium Community Health Net. Trillium has been focused on investing in community partners to respond to needs related to the crisis, and we are […]

Reopening Oregon

Oregonians have successfully flattened the curve enough to have most counties move into phase one of the Governor’s plan to reopen the state. Last week in a press conference, Governor Brown announced that all counties would be able to apply to reopen, and approval would depend on whether or not they were prepared to meet […]

Governor Brown’s Plan to Reopen Oregon

On Thursday, Governor Kate Brown detailed the next phase of her plan to reopen Oregon. This followed her announcement on May 5 that some state parks, outdoor recreation facilities, and areas across Oregon would have limited opening for day use. Oregon’s COVID-19 infection rate is the fourth lowest in the U.S. The social distancing measures […]

CCO Highlight: AllCare Health

All our member CCOs are doing a stellar job caring for their communities during this crisis, and this week, we will be highlighting the efforts of AllCare Health to ensure that everyone in Curry, Josephine, and Jackson counties have access to culturally appropriate information about this public health crisis, in a language that they can […]

E-Board Meets, Announces COVID-19 Funding

Last Thursday, the Joint Emergency Board of the Oregon Legislature met to discuss the possibility of providing funds to several key industries that are struggling across the state of Oregon. On the docket for the E-Board meeting were discussions about general housing, funding for businesses, emergency housing for domestic violence, establishing an Oregon Worker Relief […]

CCOs Brainstorm on Houselessness

The Coalition for a Healthy Oregon (COHO) has begun meeting on a weekly basis during the pandemic to share ideas, concerns, and solutions that we have found to work in our own communities. From food resources and security solutions to leveraging current resources to meet new needs, we have worked to gather and enact comprehensive […]