July 2016

STAR Pioneers - CHA Practices Achieve Highest Medical Home Rating

Blog - July 19, 2016
Dawn Creach

What does healthcare transformation really mean? What does high quality health care look like? Since 2011 Oregon’s Patient-Centered Primary Care Home Program (PCPCH) has facilitated changes in the way care is delivered at more than 600 primary care practices in Oregon. In 2014 the PCPCH Program released a new set of standards, called Tier 3 STAR, to recognize exceptional practices that have truly transformed into advanced medical homes.

Students Play Vital Role in Behavioral Health Services

Blog - July 26, 2016
Natalya Seibel

Integrating behavioral health into primary care can pose many obstacles, including finding behavioral health providers trained to work in primary care. Recently, I was able to speak with multiple clinics around Oregon that have successfully integrated behavioral health, two of the clinics I spoke with address the issue by making their clinics a practicum site for doctoral psychology students.