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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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Adequacy of EMS Systems of Care Protocols for Adults with OHCA, STEMI & Stroke in Oregon: A Structured Review
Examines the emergency medical services (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 considerations 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 offering assistance to the aging population in rural Oregon by county. Includes discussion on healthcare access, home health agency regulation and reimbursement, recruitment and retention of healthcare providers, and physician compliance.
Author(s): Callie Walsh-Bailey, Jamie Horst
Date: 09/2016
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)
Shows a 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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Columbia Gorge Region, Oregon and Washington: 2016 RWJF Culture of Health Prize Winner
Describes how the communities within the Columbia Gorge region took a collaborative approach by developing a 15-member community advisory committee that included Medicaid recipients and Latino residents. Top concerns addressed by this committee were food, housing, jobs and transportation, along with improved access to dental and mental health, and better coordination among social services and healthcare providers. Projects included expanding the use and training of community health workers (CHWs) to assist Latino residents when navigating programs outside of healthcare and the development of a fruit and vegetable prescription program to support increased intake of healthy foods. A collective impact specialist was hired to help solve community problems through collaborative efforts, and to find grants and other sources of funding to support their projects. Columbia Gorge Region is a recipient of the 2016 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Culture of Health Prize.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Last Updated: 10/31/2023