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Oregon Resources

Gorge Health Equity Collaborative: Columbia Gorge Region, OR and WA
Presents a Community-Driven Health Equity Action Plan as implemented by the Gorge Health Equity Collaborative in Washington and Oregon. Highlights health and healthcare access of children and adults in the Columbia Gorge region.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academy of Medicine
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Making Community Health Workers (CHWs) Fundamental: New Research Strengthens the Case for State Policymakers to Include CHWs in Care Delivery Teams
Summarizes key findings from previous Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) funded studies in 9 states on Community Health Workers (CHWs) interventions and their effect on diverse ethnic, racial, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds, including rural. Offers evidence-based recommendations to help state policymakers integrate CHWs into healthcare delivery teams to improve health outcomes and reduce the cost of healthcare for individuals and populations.
Author(s): Denisse Sanchez, Sinsi Hernández-Cancio, Eliot Fishman
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
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Promising Practice: Forum on Aging in Rural Oregon Brings Together Innovative Ideas and Programs
Features a promising practice on rural aging from Oregon State Office of Rural Health. The annual Forum on Aging in Rural Oregon allows community organizations to come together to share ideas and resources on what works to address the needs of an aging population in their communities.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Serving Rural America: Health Insurance Providers at Work
Offers 5 case studies to showcase the ways in which health insurance providers are working to ensure access to high quality healthcare in rural areas. Examples feature 8 insurance providers in Maryland, Pennsylvania, California, and Oregon sharing different approaches to healthcare delivery, financing, and community engagement.
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: AHIP
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Oregon Critical Access Hospitals
Shows a county-level map of Oregon identifying the locations of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), their names, and the rural or frontier designation of each county.
Date: 07/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Economic Contributions of Oregon's Community Hospitals
Examines the economic impact of members of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems. Includes a section on rural member hospitals and compares growth in rural healthcare employment to other sectors for 2004-2016.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
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Oregon's Critical Access Hospitals: Fiscal Year 2017 Community Benefit Reporting Highlights
Shows community benefit data for Oregon's 25 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), using information from Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. Features an Oregon map showing locations of CAHs, with shadings indicating frontier, rural, and urban areas. Includes a comparison of FY2017 and FY2016 community benefit dollars spent by category, community benefit spending totals, percent of net revenue, and more.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Economic Contributions of Oregon's Community Hospitals Final Report
Reports the results of a study measuring the statewide economic impact of Oregon hospitals in 2017. Examines county-level data describing economic impacts by type, including jobs, output, gross state product (GSP), and state and local taxes. Compares hospital economic indicators for rural and non-rural communities.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
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A Stepped-Wedge Cluster Randomized Trial Designed to Improve Completion of HPV Vaccine Series and Reduce Missed Opportunities to Vaccinate in Rural Primary Care Practices
Describes a study that will examine the effectiveness of using a team-based intervention to improve human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in rural Oregon. Addresses study design, planned interventions, and baseline HPV series initiation and completion rates.
Author(s): Patricia A. Carney, Brigit Hatch, Isabel Stock, et al.
Citation: Implementation Science, 14(1), 30
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
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Data, Capacity-Building, and Training Needs to Address Rural Health Inequities in the Northwest United States: A Qualitative Study
Describes the results of 28 interviews with rural local health department staff in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to examine their training needs and capacity to access and use data to better understand public health issues and allocate resources. Includes interview subjects' employment information and quotes highlighting the challenges to accessing or using data to monitor rural health issues.
Author(s): Betty Bekemeier, Seungeun Park, Uba Backonja, India Ornelas, Anne M. Turner
Citation: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 26(8-9), 825-834
Date: 2019
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 5/12/2022