social determinants of health

Patient-Centered Approach Can Reduce Health Disparities Among African-Americans

A five-year OHSU/PSU research project showed poor communication, perceived discrimination and mistrust of doctors were major barriers to healthcare.

African-Americans are less likely to use healthcare services, according to the latest research findings. And, when they do, they receive poorer quality of care, and comes away with less satisfaction which impacts their relationship with their provider.

CareOregon Pilot Lets Members 'Barter' for Needed Services

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Give2Get program focuses on increasing social support to help members meet basic needs

It's often said that what happens in a doctor's office accounts for just a fraction of a person's total health.

With that in mind, CareOregon has created a pilot program to help members help each other meet day-to-day needs, including services like hair care, organizing or cleaning that may be beyond their reach financially.

Tricia Tillman Says Diverse Groups Need a Seat at the Table

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As administrator of the Office of Equity and Inclusion, she believes coordinated care organizations should form partnerships with culturally diverse stakeholders

January 2, 2013 -- Growing up in southwest Portland – and later studying political science at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. – Tricia Tillman didn't realize public health was an occupation, much less the one where she’d end up.

“I kind of stumbled into public health,” Tillman said. “I didn't know it was a field at all.”

Advocates Stress Link Between the Social Determinants of Health at Virginia Garcia Event

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Safe and affordable housing, food security, affordable housing, and access to education and mental healthcare all play a role

May 2, 2012 -- Good health is more than individual choices, said Kathleen O'Leary, public health administrator for Washington County, addressing a crowd of more than 300 people at the Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation's Fourth Annual Health Care Symposium yesterday in a conference hall at the Oregon Zoo.


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