Press Release: Trillium Announces 2019 Innovation Fund Winners 

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Trillium Community Health Plan (Trillium) has awarded grants totaling $1.2M to seven organizations from its 2019 Innovation fund. Grant recipients were selected from providers and community stakeholders driving innovative solutions that improve the health of Trillium members. In 2018, four programs were awarded grants for a total of $600,000. This year’s allocation of $1M from Trillium was supplemented with an additional $200K from the Community Wellness Fund administered by the Oregon Community Foundation. 

“Trillium’s Innovation Fund is designed to help providers and community stakeholders drive innovative solutions that improve the health of Trillium members,” says Dr. Thomas Wuest, Trillium’s Chief Medical Officer. “This year we sought initiatives that aligned with our CCO 2.0 objectives. The organizations selected demonstrated a clear commitment to making a meaningful difference in the communities they serve, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to support their efforts.” 

Grant focus areas include: Behavioral and oral health integration, Social determinants of health, CCO quality metrics\Alternative payment models, Value-based payments and Cost containment. 

Trillium’s 2019 Innovation Fund recipients are: 

  • Bethel Education Foundation: Embedded skill builders in seven elementary schools 
  • ColumbiaCare Services: Follow-up specialist for Hourglass Crisis drop-in center 
  • Springfield area Integrated Health start-up walk-in clinic 
  • Lane County Health & Human Services: Integrated oral health in Delta Oaks clinic 
  • McKenzie River Clinic: Integrated behavioral health in Blue River rural clinic 
  • Orchid Health: Integrated oral health in Oakridge clinic 
  • The Way Home Reentry Collaborative (Sponsors): Supportive housing for people with criminal histories 
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