Updates on Non-Emergency Medical Transportation and Community Health Improvement Plan

lead agenda for Community Advisory Council’s June 5 public meeting

(Portland, OR) – The Community Advisory Council for Health Share of Oregon will hear updates on several of the Coordinated Care Organization’s (CCO) major programs during their monthly public meeting on Friday, June 5. The meeting, which begins at 12:30pm, will be held at Health Share’s offices at 2121 SW Broadway, Suite 200, in downtown Portland.

Council member Amy Anderson will provide an update from the Transit Advisory Committee (TAC) on Non-Emergency Medical Transportation. Anderson represents the Council on the TAC, a group of consumer advocates, transportation providers, and CCO representatives whose role is to identify areas of improvement for the Ride To Care transportation program. TAC members, who represent the communities that Ride To Care program serves, regularly review transportation quality measures and provide feedback to Ride To Care administration.

Council member Sonja Ervin and Health Share Project Manager Sandra Clark will share a progress report on Health Share’s Community Health Improvement Plan (CHP). CCOs are required to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment and implement a CHP based on that Assessment every three years. Health Share’s 2015 CHP focuses on behavioral health (mental health and substance use disorders) and chronic disease related to physical activity and nutrition, with resources focused on culturally-specific Community Health Workers and Peer Mentors.

The Council will also discuss Council membership updates, recruitment, and the officer elections process.


The meeting is open to the public and Health Share members are encouraged to attend.


Date:  Friday, June 5, 2015

Time:    Council Meeting:                12:30pm to 2:45pm 

            Public comment period:  2:45pm to 3:00pm

Location:  Health Share of Oregon offices, Broadway Plaza, 2121 SW Broadway, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97201

Parking is available onsite.

Via Tri-Met: MAX Green and Yellow Lines, SW 5th and SW Jackson Station; Buses #1 Vermont, #8 Jackson Park, #9 Powell, #12 Barbur, #19 Woodstock, #44 Capitol Hwy., #94 Pacific Hwy./Sherwood

Agenda:   Posted to the Council’s website one week prior to each meeting

Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for persons with disabilities. Those needing accommodations should contact Joe Enlet at [email protected] or (503) 416-4959 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

About the Community Advisory Council
Comprised of Oregon Health Plan members, leaders from community-based organizations and county agencies, the Council plays a dual role. In addition to advising Health Share’s Board of Directors on the strategic direction of the organization, the Council enables consumers to take an active role in improving their own health and that of their family and communities.

About Health Share of Oregon

Serving over 250,000 members in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties, Health Share of Oregon is a unique community-wide partnership created to ensure quality, cost-effective physical, dental and mental health care for Oregon Health Plan members. Working towards a regional system of care, Health Share provides an integrated community delivery system with the objective of achieving better care, better health and lower costs for the Medicaid population and for the region.

Health Share is a collaborative of 11 founding partners: Adventist Health, CareOregon, Central City Concern, Clackamas County, Kaiser Permanente, Legacy Health, Multnomah County, Oregon Health & Science University, Providence Health & Services, Tuality Health Alliance and Washington County.

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