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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.
Additional links: En Español
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Health Authority
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The Impacts of Medicaid Expansion on Rural Low-Income Adults – Lessons from the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment
Describes a randomly controlled study examining Medicaid expansion. Includes data from interviews with 86 rural study participants discussing healthcare access, personal finances, and self-reported health status.
Author(s): Heidi Allen, Bill Wright, Lauren Broffman
Citation: Medical Care Research and Review, 75(3), 354-383
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
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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 (CAH), 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 Rural Health Services
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Oregon Office of Rural Health Brochure
Identifies the mission and the activities of the Oregon State Office of Rural Health (SORH). 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: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Rural Studies Program Food Insecurity in Oregon and the U.S.: Uneven Recovery in the Midst of Overall Improvement (2014-2016)
Describes the food insecurity rate in Oregon that is statistically higher than the rate for the U.S. Highlights the characteristics of the population affected by food insecurity including renters, single mothers, limited education, and rural versus urban.
Author(s): Mark Edwards
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Oregon State University Rural Studies Program, School of Public Policy and the Rural Studies Program
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Financing Project ECHO: Options for State Medicaid Programs
Outlines how 4 states are using Medicaid funds to support Project ECHO and enhance services for rural and other at-risk populations in 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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A Review of Community Benefit Reporting by Critical Access Hospitals in Oregon
Provides background on hospital community benefit reporting, describes issues with under-reporting or over-reporting data, identifies issues associated with federal tax-exemption requirements, and offers conclusions and recommendations.
Author(s): Keith Hearle
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Coast to Cascade Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) Program
Features a video on 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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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 information 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, Sonya Howk, Emerson Ong, Jennifer Simeon
Date: 12/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Last Updated: 2/15/2024