October 2, 2012 -- When it comes to reducing the incidence of smoking, Trillium Community Health Plan, has come up with a novel approach. As one of 13 coordinated care organizations around the state, Trillium is integrating physical and mental healthcare for people on Medicaid to improve outcomes and keep costs sustainable.
May 15, 2012 -- Tobacco costs Oregonians at least $2.4 billion a year in direct and indirect costs related to smoking and tobacco use. That’s over $13 per pack of cigarettes sold, nearly three times what the smoker pays. A recent report by the American Lung Association and Penn State University estimates that tobacco costs Oregon even more at $3.3 billion a year or $18.83 per pack.