Health Share of Oregon

Racial Minorities Disproportionately Represented in Health Share

Preliminary data also show higher incidences of obesity, asthma and diabetes among racial minorities, and the CCO hopes to get more detailed data to plan outreach efforts

Results of Health Share of Oregon's cultural competence data collection are still preliminary – but overall, racial minorities show a higher prevalence of chronic health conditions than Caucasians, according to Sandra Clark, project director for community health strategies.

Clark, who presented some of the data at Health Share's community advisory council meeting last month, said it should not be considered definitive, partly because the organization has only been gathering data since early last year. Also, current data are drawn from intake during the application process administered by the Oregon Health Authority, not health records or patient surveys.

Oregon Health Authority Swamped with Calls About OHP Enrollment

Ellen Pinney, the state’s ombudsperson, shared that information with Health Share of Oregon’s Community Advisory Council recently.

The Oregon Health Authority is receiving thousands of calls every day about Oregon Health Plan enrollment, OHP ombudsman Ellen Pinney told Health Share of Oregon’s Community Advisory Council last week.

Health Share of Oregon Receives $500k Grant to Launch Mental Health Treatment Program for Former Offenders in Multnomah County

First “forensic” ACT program will focus on justice-involved individuals diagnosed with severe mental illness to reduce police contact by 75%

Health Share of Oregon, the state’s largest coordinated care organization, has been awarded a $499,999 grant by the Addictions and Mental Health Division of the Oregon Health Authority to develop a Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) program to assist adults who experience the most seve

Health Share of Oregon Boasts 25,000 New Enrollees

CCO attributes enrollment surge to the fast-track process

Oregon's largest coordinated care organization expected to get 20,000 to 23,000 new members in the first year after the state's Medicaid expansion kicked in.

Just days into the new year, chief operating officer Susan Kirchoff announced that it had already exceeded that projection.

Health Share Holds Public Open House in North Portland on January 23

Health Share of Oregon invites the community and health care providers to a free open house on January 23 at the Charles Jordan Community Center in North Portland to share with us how we can better coordinate Oregon Health Plan services

Health Share of Oregon wants to hear from you! The coordinated care organization has been serving Oregon Health Plan members in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties for over a year.

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