foster care

Fostering Health: Coordinating Coverage for Area Foster Children is Moving Forward, Although Challenges Remain

Foster kids in the tri-county area are eligible for healthcare coverage through age 18, and there are ongoing efforts to make sure they are identified, screened, treated and tracked.

On any given day, there are about 8,500 children ages 0-18 in foster care in Oregon. About 2,300 of them are in Portland's tri-county area (Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties).

Portland CCO focuses on foster kids

Health Share, which serves 3,500 foster children on Medicaid, seeks to identify best approaches to meeting this population’s needs

Portland-based coordinated care organization Health Share of Oregon is targeting what Bobby Martin calls an “extremely vulnerable, distinctly disadvantaged population” – foster children.

Foster Youth, Advocates Push for Foster Youth Bill of Rights

The Lund Report
The bill consolidates all existing laws relating to the rights of foster youth and creates a complaint process, as well as a toolkit for transitioning to adult life

May 3, 2013 – Patrick Kindred went into foster care at the age of four and, at 21, has just “aged out” – meaning he's no longer able to receive care in foster homes.

While in foster care, Kindred told an audience of about 100 this week at a fundraiser for Children First of Oregon, he was subjected to severe physical and mental abuse.

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