Public health leaders in Douglas County have been scrambling for the past years to find the best way to deliver services as timber revenues dried up, followed by federal offset payments.
ROSEBURG, Ore. – Umpqua Health Alliance’s Community Advisory Council (CAC) is hosting a meeting that is open to the public the second week of June to discuss progress on the 2014 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), which was released one year ago.
Douglas County is getting out of the business of providing mental healthcare -- joining the majority of Oregon counties where private nonprofits are in charge.
Douglas County believes healthcare transformation involves more than just access to insurance; it means access to reliable health information from trusted sources, and people talking about healthcare issues that concern them, while listening to others.
Rural counties across Oregon face community health challenges exacerbated by stressed economies, aging populations, and behavioral factors.
Douglas County is a prime example -- ranking high in many risk factors that influence health including poverty, unemployment, tobacco use, obesity, and education.
February 3, 2012— Despite taking care of pregnant women who have some of the highest risk factors for giving birth to low-weight babies, the women seen at Douglas County’s Prenatal Clinic beat the odds – and had the lowest rate of giving birth to low-weight babies compared to the rest of Douglas
January 30, 2012—A group of nine healthcare providers in Douglas County are forming the state’s first coordinated care organization (CCO), calling it “the Community Health Alliance.”
The provider groups include Douglas County Independent Physician’s Association (DCIPA), Douglas County’s Health and Human Services Department, Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc. (GOBHI), Mercy Medical Center, Umpqua Community Health Center, Advantage Dental, and ADAPT, which provides substance abuse and addictions treatment and recovery services.