Christen McCurdy

Rural Oregon Could Benefit from More Residency Programs

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Dr. Lisa Dodson, director of OHSU's rural health program, argued that rural recruiters need to better understand young doctors' job needs when appearing before the Oregon Rural Health Conference last week.


Of Oregon’s population, 25 percent live in rural areas, but only 9 percent of medical doctors serve those communities, according to Dr. Lisa Dodson, director of Rural Health Programs at Oregon Health and Science University, who spoke at the Oregon Rural Health Conference in Portland.

Tiffany Steps Into Top Seat at Mid-Valley Behavioral Health Network

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A longtime advocate for mental health recovery, Tiffany said he hopes to continue the organization's legacy of community care


Scott Tiffany stepped into his new role as executive director of the Mid-Valley Behavioral Care Network in August with more than 16 years of behavioral care experience in Oregon, Idaho and Arizona – but he says he has big shoes to fill.

Task Force to Recommend Using Traditional Health Workers to Engage OHP Patients

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Cost sharing, health risk assessments also under consideration, while Rep. Jim Thompson is concerned about training available in rural areas for Oregon’s Hispanic population.


October 10, 2013 – Traditional health workers could play a major role in helping Oregon Health Plan patients engage with their care and improve health outcomes – that is, if the newly created Task Force on Individual Responsibility and Health Engagement has anything to say about it.


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