Portland-based coordinated care organization Health Share of Oregon is targeting what Bobby Martin calls an “extremely vulnerable, distinctly disadvantaged population” – foster children.
Every two months, Health Share, the state’s largest coordinated care organization, sits down for supper with its members and advocates to hear how things are going.
Before the year ends, FamilyCare intends to make grants to organizations serving young people between the ages of 19 and 25, as it “transitions from a benefits company to a health company,” said Bill Murray, chief operating officer, told its Community Advisory Council yesterday.
National health reform leaders praised Oregon for its pioneering efforts to experiment with coordinated care organizations, and the 16 Oregon CCOs shared what they’re learning about community health improvement plans, reimbursement reform, integrating dental and mental with physical health and ot
During a public forum Tuesday night to discuss the Portland Police Bureau’s Behavioral Health Unit, a member of the response team, told of two situations that day, representing the spectrum of behavioral health cases.
Medicaid covers the cost of 51 percent of all the babies born in Oregon, according to Dr. David Labby, chief medical officer of Health Share of Oregon. “If you want to move upstream, start at the beginning.”
The Oregon Health Equity Alliance will introduce six proposals in the 2015 session to improve health, according to its 33-member alliance, among them three priorities to provide healthcare to people left out of the Affordable Care Act.
Cars and coal each account for a quarter of Oregon’s pollution with Oregon’s future headed for hotter summers and wetter winters due to the impact of climate change. That message was driven home at a climate change forum sponsored by the Oregon Environmental Council last week.
“As adults, we own a number of complex processes,” such as who we marry, our careers, whether and when to buy a house, have kids, and so on, said Dr. Peter Edelstein, chief medical officer and vice president for Elsevier, the world’s leading publisher of scientific and medical content.
Access to care and controlling the budget are the top two priorities of Health Share, according to its board chair, Dr. George C. Brown, CEO of Legacy Health.