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Hard Hit Rural Oregon Counties Getting ‘Overwhelmed’ By Virus

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With the COVID-19 pandemic entering its fifth month, virus hotspots have taken a marked leap in recent weeks from Oregon’s urban centers to rural reaches of the state where health officials are scrambling to keep up. 

Rural Oregon Counties Pushing To Reopen Businesses Are Stalled By State

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Officials in rural Oregon are clamoring to reopen. They’ve crafted plans to resume business operations and revive their shuttered economies. But they’re stuck awaiting a green light from Gov. Kate Brown.

Rural Oregon Counties Pushing To Reopen Businesses Are Stalled By State

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Officials in rural Oregon are clamoring to reopen. They’ve crafted plans to resume business operations and revive their shuttered economies. But they’re stuck awaiting a green light from Gov. Kate Brown.

Rural Oregon Could Benefit from More Residency Programs

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Dr. Lisa Dodson, director of OHSU's rural health program, argued that rural recruiters need to better understand young doctors' job needs when appearing before the Oregon Rural Health Conference last week.

 

Of Oregon’s population, 25 percent live in rural areas, but only 9 percent of medical doctors serve those communities, according to Dr. Lisa Dodson, director of Rural Health Programs at Oregon Health and Science University, who spoke at the Oregon Rural Health Conference in Portland.

Mental Health Organization Takes up Challenge to Create CCO

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GOBHI, which provides mental health benefits in 17 rural counties, has been leading discussions with physical and dental organizations, to create a coordinated care organization

November 21, 2011—A mental health organization is leading the charge toward transformation. Greater Oregon Behavioral Healthcare, Inc., (GOBHI), based in The Dalles, is in active discussions with a multitude of healthcare providers to become a coordinated care organization (CCO) by next July.

CEO Kevin Campbell has been meeting with federally qualified health centers, rural health clinics, public health departments, hospitals, county commissioners and primary and dental care providers in 17 rural counties -- many of which are east of the Cascades.

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