Stacy Ramirez is a faculty member at Oregon State University, yet spends the majority of her time in clinical practice working with primary care homes in Benton and Linn Counties.
“Transparency can be scary in these situations,” said Bethany Walmsley, executive director of the Oregon Patient Safety Commission. “But some providers recognize it’s the right thing to do for all involved. Providers, patients and families all benefit so improvement can happen.
With one of APANO’s top legislative priorities in danger, the 2015 Community Health Forum had the feel of a political rally.
It’s not just that Oregon funds public health – everything from restaurant inspections to epidemics – at a per capita rate of $13.37 versus the national median of $27.40.
FamilyCare’s advisory council met for the first time outside of Multnomah County at the wellness center of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, where members heard that Oregon has the ninth highest suicide rate in the nation – and learned about efforts by Washington County to reduce those rat
“We’ve come to believe chronic disease is inevitable. There’s a lot of evidence against that point of view,” Kent Thornburg told the Women’s Health Network. “We need to stop people from being vulnerable to disease.”
Now -- as three years of work in Multnomah, Benton, Crook, Jackson and the North Central region that includes Sherman, Wasco and Gilliam counties transitions to the next phase – Emily York, climate and health program coordinator for the Oregon Health Authority, said Oregon is starting to prepare a state-level plan based on what it learned in that mix of rural and urban areas
Some 600,000 Oregonians are in need of mental health services, 145,000 Oregon adults have a mental health crisis and 32,000 youth suffer major depression. Forty percent of the Multnomah County jail population has a diagnosed mental illness, Dr.
Peter Graven, health economist at OHSU’s Center for Health Systems Effectiveness, presented the latest report showing that, as of July, only 5.6 percent of Oregonians were still uninsured. “Oregon had the largest increase in Medicaid driving a large decrease in the uninsured,” Graven said.
Thirty years from now, in the year 2045, a concierge will know your healthcare team, your medical condition and your values. Lower-skilled people aided with technology will get diagnoses right more often than doctors.