Entries by Coalition for a Healthy Oregon

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 […]

CCO Highlight: Umpqua Health Alliance

All our member CCOs are doing a stellar job meeting OHP members’ needs and keeping folks out of the hospitals! This week, we are highlighting Umpqua Health Alliance for their incredible work and investment in a local domestic violence advocacy center, Peace at Home. The rate of domestic violence is already quite high in the […]

OHA Submits Waiver for COVID-19 Relief

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) shared late last week that they submitted a Section 1115 Waiver to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to request a COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund. This waiver, like the one that OHA previously submitted (detailed here), are generally used during emergencies like the current COVID-19 pandemic. In OHA’s […]

CCO Highlight: Cascade Health Alliance

All our member CCOs are doing a wonderful job filling gaps and providing services to their members, and this week we are focusing on Cascade Health Alliance of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Late last week, Cascade Health Alliance (CHA) got an email from Basin Transit, alerting them to the fact that starting now, no one will […]

How to Use Oregon’s COVID-19 Symptom Checker

Are you worried that you might have the novel coronavirus, but think you might not meet the criteria to be officially tested? Last week, the State of Oregon launched a “Coronavirus Checker” online program that checks your symptoms and gives you advice based on clinical best practices, current CDC guidelines, illness severity, and risk factors […]

COVID-19 Testing and Capacity for Providers

Health care providers know that when facing a pandemic like the novel coronavirus, the more we test Oregonians for it, the clearer the picture is for what our state needs to prepare for. However, creating the type of accurate modeling needed to give public health officials a clear answer is made more difficult by the […]