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Hardworking Rural Community Taps a Deep Well of Hope
Provides an overview of the residents of Klamath County, Oregon, including the Klamath tribes, coming together as a community and forming the Healthy Klamath coalition to create healthier communities. Discusses community efforts to address the behavioral and physical healthcare needs of the Klamath tribes. Describes local efforts to promote healthcare careers to high school students and how the community offers scholarships to improve graduation rates. Klamath County is a recipient of the 2018 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health Prize.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Oregon Areas of Unmet Health Care Need Report 2018
Reports on nine variables used to describe the areas of unmet healthcare need and measure access to primary physical, mental and oral healthcare in Oregon. Areas of unmet need are scored based on variables in three categories: availability of providers, ability to afford care, and utilization. Provides statistics and county-level information by service areas and maps to describe areas of unmet need.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Oregon’s State Health Assessment, 2018
Reports on the overall health of residents in state of Oregon. Includes information on social determinants of health, environmental health, prevention and health promotion, and other topics. Covers urban, rural, frontier statistics for economic disparities; educational attainment; food insecurity; homelessness; adult suicide rates; chronic disease; mortality; oral, primary care, and behavioral health workforce; communicable disease; and access to healthcare services.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Health Authority
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Oregon Rural Hospitals
Map of Oregon with counties delineated identifying the location of rural hospitals including Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), non-CAHs, and Sole Community Hospitals.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Ensuring Access and Improving Population Health Through Collaboration and Patient - Centered Care Columbia Memorial Hospital, Astoria, OR
Describes Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH), an independent Critical Access Hospital, in Astoria, Oregon that works to ensure access to specialty and primary care for Pacific North Coast and Lower Columbia regions of northwest Oregon. Shares strategies and collaborative efforts to address the community's needs by ensuring access to care, improving population health, and designing consumer driven patient-centered care.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association Section for Small or Rural Hospitals
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Rural Health Clinics in Oregon
County-level map of Oregon showing locations of Rural Health Clinics.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Oregon
Shows the state’s Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics, as well as Federally Qualified Health Centers located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Oregon J-1 Physician Placements by City: 2002-2017
Illustrates the location and number of J-1 visa physician placements in the state of Oregon from 2002 to 2017.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Oregon Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas
Map of Oregon with counties delineated that identifies the location of primary health professional shortage areas (HPSAs).
Date: 02/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Oregon Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas
County-level map of Oregon showing locations of Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
Date: 02/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Oregon Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas
County-level Oregon map showing Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
Date: 02/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Oregon’s Critical Access Hospitals: Fiscal Year 2015 Community Benefit Reporting Highlights
Details Oregon’s Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) community benefit reporting using FY2015 data. Includes detailed community benefit reporting form data on Oregon's 25 CAHs, as well as a comparison of FY2015 and FY2014 community benefit dollars spent by category, community benefit spending totals, percent of net revenue, and more.
Author(s): Rosalee Locklear
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Financing Project ECHO: Options for State Medicaid Programs
Outlines how four states are using Medicaid funds to support Project ECHO and enhance services for rural and other at-risk populations, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Oregon. Shares design considerations for specific delivery system environments and ways to ensure long-term program sustainability. Project ECHO seeks to expand access to specialty healthcare services in rural and underserved areas.
Author(s): Greg Howe, Allison Hamblin, Lauren Moran
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
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State Innovation Model Testing Awards From the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation: Highlighting Rural Focus
Summarizes the activities and accomplishments of rural-specific State Innovation Models (SIM) in six states: Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Minnesota, and Vermont. The SIM initiative was started in 2012 to support states that are committed to designing and testing strategies for payment model and delivery system reform.
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Coast to Cascade Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) Program
Video featuring the Coast to Cascade Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) program, which uses the national CATCH curriculum to promote nutrition and fitness for kids in Oregon’s East Linn and Lincoln counties.
Date: 06/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Network Spotlight: Northeast Oregon Network (NEON)
Highlights a conversation with Lisa Ladendorff, executive director of the Northeast Oregon Network (NEON). NEON is nonprofit health collaborative serving five rural and frontier counties in eastern Oregon, focused on improving health outcomes for all residents in the region. Discussion includes challenges faced, past successes, advice for developing rural health networks, and more.
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Oregon Rural And Frontier Health Facility Listening Tour, 2017
Reports on common issues, themes, and challenges found on the Oregon Office of Rural Health's 2017 rural and frontier health facility listening tour. Includes a focus on the behavioral health system and provides county-level statistics on key indicators, such as mortality, healthcare utilization, unemployment, substance abuse, and more.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Health Districts in Oregon
Describes Oregon's current health district landscape and explains the legal role of health districts under Oregon law. Includes background on the organization and purpose of health districts, and the role they play in maintaining healthcare access for rural areas.
Author(s): Paul B. McGinnis
Date: 12/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Spotlight on Health Center Payment Reform: Oregon Alternative Payment and Advanced Care Model
Provides an overview of Oregon’s Alternative Payment and Advanced Care Model (APCM), a CMS approved payment methodology, as a response to health system reform to improve quality, access, health equity, and reduce healthcare costs. Highlights the implementation criteria for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) which includes interaction with Rural Health Clinics and the Indian Health Service.
Date: 12/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Association of Community Health Centers, Oregon Primary Care Association
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Adequacy of EMS Systems of Care Protocols for Adults with OHCA, STEMI & Stroke in Oregon: A Structured Review
Examines the EMS treatment protocols practiced in ambulance agencies in Oregon. Focuses on how they align with evidence-based practices for EMS treatment for adult patients with out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction), and stroke. Includes rural/urban comparisons.
Additional links: Executive Report
Author(s): Paul S. Rostykus
Date: 10/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Oregon Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan, 2017-2021
Describes a statewide plan to promote and support a comprehensive approach to prevent HIV infections and co-infections and to provide quality care for those already infected with HIV. Discusses issues specific to rural areas, including transportation, support for home testing, and use of innovative approaches and technology to support medication adherence. Covers the epidemiologic overview, HIV care continuum, financial and human resources, and other consideration made to formalize a statewide HIV prevention and care plan.
Date: 09/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Health Authority
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Aging in Rural and Frontier Oregon: Challenges Facing Rural and Frontier Home Health Agencies
Provides an overview of the services and challenges affecting home health agencies providing services to the aging population by county in rural Oregon. Includes discussion on healthcare access, home health agency regulation and reimbursement, recruitment and retention of healthcare providers, and physician compliance.
Author(s): Callie Walsh, Jamie Horst
Date: 09/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Oregon Critical Access Hospitals
County-level Oregon map showing locations of Critical Access Hospitals.
Date: 09/2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Oregon Critical Access Hospital Quality Reporting Overview Guide
A guide to provide help Oregon Critical Access Hospital quality improvement officers develop and support quality improvement (QI) activities, and make informed decisions when reporting their QI efforts.
Author(s): Namrata Dave
Date: 07/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Oregon Acute Care Hospitals: Annual Financials Reporting Highlights, 2015
Reports on the extent to which hospitals in Oregon, both rural and urban, meet the need for healthcare services in their communities and continue to operate as financially viable organizations. Results for this report were drawn from financial data collected annually from acute care hospitals by the Oregon Health Authority.
Date: 07/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Health Authority
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2016 Oregon Rural Areas Above Rural Mean Travel Time To Nearest Hospital (23 Minutes)
County-level map of Oregon identifying areas within the state where the travel time to the nearest hospital is above the rural average of 23 minutes.
Date: 06/2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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State Variations in the Rural Obstetric Workforce
Illustrates the challenges affecting the obstetric workforce in Critical Access Hospitals and other rural hospitals having at least 10 births in 2010 using data derived from a telephone survey conducted in 9 states. Includes data for each state on hospital and provider characteristics and services provided for labor and delivery.
Author(s): Peiyin Hung, Katy B. Kozhimannil, Michelle M. Casey, Carrie Henning-Smith, Shailendra Prasad
Date: 05/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Oregon Rural Home Health Agencies and Rural Hospitals
A map of Oregon depicting the percent of population 65 years and older by county, and the location of rural home health agencies and rural hospitals.
Date: 2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Oregon Office of Rural Health
Identifies the mission and the activities of the Oregon State Office of Rural Health. Addresses workforce services supporting rural recruitment and retention, data analysis and technical assistance to strengthen rural healthcare systems, and policy development and advocacy efforts benefiting rural health.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Travel Distance Study for Rural/Competitive Bid Area/Neither Rural nor CBA Census Tracts to Hospitals and Home Medical Equipment Suppliers: Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Measures rural populations' proximity to hospitals and home medical equipment (HME) suppliers in Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin in comparison with their urban counterparts.
Date: 12/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Northern Iowa Geoinformatics Training, Research, Education, and Extension (GeoTREE) Center
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Mend the Gap: Why Full Coverage Makes Sense for Oregon
Highlights differences in health insurance access in Oregon and the impacts of these differences, often disproportionately affecting rural and minority populations. Outlines policy options for state leaders to address health insurance access and quality disparities among residents.
Author(s): Marina Barcelo, Janet Bauer, Amy Casso, et al.
Date: 11/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Health Equity Alliance
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Oregon NHSC Loan Repayment and Scholarship Recipients by City
Map of Oregon displaying the location and the number of National Health Service Corps (NHSC) loan repayment and scholarship recipients by city and county.
Date: 10/2015
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Oregon Health Professions: Occupational and County Profiles
Includes workforce data for Oregon by county from 10 health profession licensing boards. Discusses health workforce trends related to supply, distribution, demographics, and employment characteristics.
Date: 08/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Healthcare Workforce Institute
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2014 All Active Docs by FTE Per 1000 Persons by County
A color-coded map of Oregon identifying the number of full time equivalent (FTE) doctors by county.
Date: 07/2015
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Economic Contributions of Oregon’s Community Hospitals Selected Rural Communities Report
Reports results from a study conducted to measure the statewide economic impact of Oregon's acute care hospitals. Examines economic impacts by type, including direct, indirect, induced, and secondary, and reports on the following measures: jobs, output, gross state product (GSP), and state and local taxes/fees. Also shows the hospital sector's economic contribution by county.
Date: 06/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
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Population-Centered Risk- and Evidence-Based Dental Interprofessional Care Team (PREDICT): Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial
Discusses the implementation of the program PREDICT (Population-centered Risk- and Evidence-based Dental Interprofessional Care Team) to determine its usefulness as an evaluation tool for new delivery models and payment structures to improve dental care and oral health for low-income children and mothers in rural settings of Oregon.
Author(s): Joana Cunha-Cruz, Peter Milgrom, R. Michael Shirtcliff, et al.
Citation: Trials, 2015(16), 278
Date: 06/2015
Type: Document
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Evaluation of Community Benefit and Engagement Activities of Critical Access Hospitals in Oregon
Identifies and compares the community benefit services of Critical Access Hospitals in Oregon, the extent to which these activities are aligned with the health issues and priorities determined by their community health needs assessment, and how they coordinate with local health departments and Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs).
Date: 03/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Emergency Department Visits for Non-Traumatic Dental Problems in Oregon State
Reports to the Oregon Oral Health Funders Collaborative in two parts: Part I Emergency Department Claims Analysis and Part II Qualitative Interview Analysis. Report includes data from rural and urban locations.
Author(s): Benjamin Sun, Donald L. Chi
Date: 03/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Washington
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Retention of Physicians in Rural and Frontier Oregon: 2008 - 2012
Analyzes Oregon's rural physician workforce capacity, retention rates, and growth trends, and presents information about the following topics: practice specialty, physician age, physician gender, medical degree type (MD or DO), practice setting, employment status, ethnicity, and more. Numerous charts and graphs help illustrate important measures. Includes county-level data.
Date: 02/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Healthcare Workforce Institute
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Oregon’s Obligated Service Health Providers: 2008 through 2012
Presents information about Oregon's obligated service providers, or those professionals who are fulfilling a service contract with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in exchange for loan repayment or a scholarship, as well as professionals under contract through the J-1 Visa Waiver Program. Includes numerous tables and charts, county-level and rural-specific data, information about provider specialty and distribution, and an overview of the various facility types.
Date: 02/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Healthcare Workforce Institute
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Promoviendo Pasos a la Salud (Promoting Steps to Wellness): A Lifestyle Improvement Program
Describes the development and implementation of a 12-week program focused on promoting health and well-being by providing education on nutrition, physical activity, and stress reduction to low income, rural residents in Wasco and Hood River counties in Oregon and Klickitat and Skamania counties in Washington.
Author(s): Bianca Fernandez
Date: 01/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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Fifteen-Year Outcomes of a Rural Residency: Aligning Policy With National Needs
Study of physicians who graduated from a rural Oregon family medicine residency program from 1994 to 2009, describing satisfaction level with preparation for practice and the tendency to establish a practice in a federally defined shortage area. Contains statistics with breakdowns by average number of patients seen, procedures for which physician has hospital admitting privileges, and procedures performed in office practice.
Author(s): Robert Ross
Citation: Family Medicine, 45(2), 122-127
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
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Trends and Correlates of Child Passenger Restraint Use in 6 Northwest Tribes: The Native Children Always Ride Safe (Native CARS) Project
Examines the use of proper child restraints in vehicles and the additional risk factors present with improper restraint in American Indian tribes in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, including statistics that compare results from 2003 and 2009. Focuses on a community-based program among tribes to increase child safety.
Author(s): Jodi A. Lapidus, Nicole Holdaway Smith, Tam Lutz, Beth E. Ebel
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 103(2), 355-361
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
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Oregon SHIP Hospitals
County-level map of Oregon showing the state's Small Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP) Hospitals, with designations for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and non-CAHs.
Date: 2013
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Oregon’s 2010 Rural Physician Workforce: A Report of Key Findings
Provides an overview of Oregon's rural physicians, discussing distribution, age, direct patient care hours, practice setting, demographics, and more. Highlights concerns about future physician shortages, and presents the case for enhancing recruitment and retention strategies within the state.
Date: 08/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Healthcare Workforce Institute
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Oregon Federally Certified Rural Health Clinics, 2011
Discusses results of a survey of Oregon Rural Health Clinics (RHCs). Includes data on staffing, financial issues, and use of technology.
Author(s): Sarah D. Young, Justin Valley, Troy Soenen, Jo Johnson, Emerson Ong
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Oregon's Rural Tribal Clinics
Directory of Oregon’s Rural Tribal Health Clinics, not including certified Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), non-certified rural clinics, or Federally Qualified Health Centers.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Indian/Tribal Clinics in Rural Oregon
County-level map of Oregon showing locations of Indian/Tribal clinics.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Oregon Office of Rural Health Maps
Compilation of Oregon state maps on a variety of topics, including urban and rural designations, healthcare providers and facilities, population demographics, and more. Several maps include county-level data.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Rural Communities Explorer
Provides a variety of resources and data to support sustainability and quality of life in rural Oregon. Includes maps and tools, data collections, webinars, and a county breakdown of local resources.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Oregon State University Rural Studies Program
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Oregon Office of Rural Health Newsletter
Electronic newsletter providing information on Oregon rural health events, funding opportunities, legislation and more.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Oregon Health Centers: Data and Maps
Provides maps of Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) locations and communities experiencing shortages of primary care physicians. Also includes information on the populations served by health centers, services provided, staff, and patient visits.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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ERS State Fact Sheet: Oregon
State-level data on population, poverty, food security, educational attainment, employment, and income. Includes data for rural areas, urban areas, and the state as a whole.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Oregon KIDS COUNT Data Center (KCDC)
Provides data on child well-being for the state. Covers demographics, economic well-being, education, family and community, health, and safety and risky behaviors. Some data available by county.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Annie E. Casey Foundation
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Oregon QuickFacts
State-level data on demographics, housing, income, and other social determinants of health, with the option to add data for counties and cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more. Includes information from multiple U.S. Census Bureau censuses, surveys, and programs.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Oregon State Health Facts
State-level data on demographics, health status, healthcare costs and access, healthcare providers, and more.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Additional resources are available. See a full list of Oregon Resources.


Last Updated: 10/15/2018