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Liz Baxter transitioning from Oregon Public Health Institute

Portland, OR-- After leading OPHI through two pivotal years, Liz Baxter is transitioning from her role as Executive Director of the Oregon Public Health Institute. She will be relocating to Bellingham, Washington, where she will continue to consult with OPHI and partners across the Northwest.

BUILD Health Challenge Announces Portland as one of 18 Awardees from Across the Nation

Community Collaborations Led by Local Non-Profits, Health Systems, and Local Health Departments Recognized as National Leaders in Promoting Health

(Portland, OR)-- Portland has been named one of 18 grantees from across the country to receive funds from the BUILD HealthChallenge, a national awards program that seeks to strengthen the relationship between health care systems, local health departments, and community-based organizations. Led by

Can how much you drive and what lights up your home impact your health?

Emily York, climate and health program coordinator for the Oregon Health Authority, told participants at the Oregon Public Health Institute’s Community Conversation on Climate Change & Health that Oregon was one of only six states to receive initial funding from the Centers for Disease Control for climate change pilot programs.

Now -- as three years of work in Multnomah, Benton, Crook, Jackson and the North Central region that includes Sherman, Wasco and Gilliam counties transitions to the next phase – Emily York, climate and health program coordinator for the Oregon Health Authority,   said Oregon is starting to prepare a state-level plan based on what it learned in that mix of rural and urban areas

CCO Performance from the Consumers' Perspective

Housed within the Oregon Public Health Institute, the Consumer Confidence Project takes a look.

The Oregon Health Authority uses performance metrics and quality measures to evaluate the performance of Coordinated Care Organizations – and determine whether they are, in fact, improving care, improving health and lowering costs.

Insurance Enrollments Still Down 50,000 Heading into Open Enrollment

Cover Oregon chairwoman Liz Baxter blasted the way the Oregon Health Authority chose Kentucky for its Medicaid site, noting that the move came without transparency or any input from her board or the public, much like earlier decisions.

he Insurance Division released some new numbers Friday showing marked improvement in the number of enrollees who have transferred over to healthcare.gov, but as many as 50,000 people currently served by Cover Oregon may see a lapse in coverage if they didn't pick an insurance plan by Dec. 15.

Liz Baxter Takes Helm at Oregon Public Health Institute

She hopes to focus on the future of public health, and its potential role in healthcare transformation

August 30, 2013 – Liz Baxter is just weeks into her new position as executive director of the Oregon Public Health Institute – a role she'll fill half-time until late October.


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