Entries by Coalition for a Healthy Oregon

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 […]

CCO Highlight: Trillium Community Health Plan

All our member CCOs are doing a fantastic job filling gaps for their members during this critical time, and this week, we decided to highlight an exciting pilot project by Trillium Community Health Plan! Through this crisis, we know every single Oregonian will be affected in one way or another. The difficult part is identifying […]