Care Partners is looking to expand its geographic territory as well as form partnerships with other independent healthcare organizations. In addition, the organization hopes to deliver services in a new way – offering in-patient hospice care, and palliative care for patients who need round-the-clock care but aren't necessarily candidates for hospice.
Anti-bullying advocates are in the early stages of creating a certification program that would make certain schools have policies and procedures in place to protect children and teenagers from bullying – and to ensure that certain groups of students are not disproportionately punished under anti-
CareOregon and CedarSinai Park have joined forces to create a new affordable housing project in downtown Portland – to fund a low-income housing initiative that would offer some health and social services to residents, but not at the level of an assisted living facility.
Beyond Toxics – the 14-year-old advocacy group that fights for increased disclosure of dangerous chemicals in consumer products – is looking at 2014 with a broadened focus and a fight they've taken to the federal government.
It's often said that what happens in a doctor's office accounts for just a fraction of a person's total health.
With that in mind, CareOregon has created a pilot program to help members help each other meet day-to-day needs, including services like hair care, organizing or cleaning that may be beyond their reach financially.
The first nine months of data on coordinated care organizations performance show most of Oregon's 16 coordinated care organizations improving in most areas for which benchmarks are available – with a 13 percent dro
Height, weight, temperature and blood pressure – along with habits such as tobacco use, diet and, increasingly exercise – are a routine part of discussion at primary care visits.
Late last month, Lilian Shirley, director of Oregon's public health division, urged her colleagues in other states to get involved with healthcare reform efforts.
Typically the lobbyists at OHSU advocate for a variety of legislative measures, but this time around they’re focused on one major campaign – getting legislative approval for $200 million to support the Knight Cancer Institute.
Twenty-five people are currently receiving training in community health work – the second training offered as part of the Urban League's We Are Health Movement, which has created a community health worker curriculum tailored specifically to working with African-Americans.