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Westside Pediatrics Seizes Opportunities for Adolescent Well Care

Blog - July 21, 2015
Westside Pediatrics

Adolescent Well Visit rates are traditionally low, particularly in Oregon where averages have been below the national benchmark for both Commercial and Medicaid populations. The Institute talked with Westside Pediatrics about what they have done to get adolescents in for these visits.

Practice Coach Spotlight: Arielle Goranson, MPH

Blog - June 22, 2015
Arielle Goranson, MPH

My goal as a practice coach is to facilitate practice- and organizational-level transformation to meet the current and upcoming demands of the changing healthcare delivery system. Inherently this role is a dynamic one – the focus can change rapidly as federal, payer, and customer requirements continue to morph. My view of the practice coach’s role comes from experience facilitating medical home transformation across regionally located primary care clinics in a multi-state hospital system.

Know the Experts: Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network

Blog - June 22, 2015
The Institute

Institute programs rely on the content expertise of community organizations working to improve the quality of health care and the experience of caregivers. Without the leadership of these organizations the Institute would not be possible. Through a series of blog posts this month we are going to introduce these organizations and share more about their work through the Institute. If you would like to be connected to one of these organizations please visit their websites, or email the Institute if we can help answer questions or make introductions.

Introducing Primary Care's Newest Team Members!

Blog - June 11, 2015
Marissa Sweeney

In 2014 the Institute launched the Patient-Centered Primary Care Home (PCPCH) Online Learning Modules as a resource for describing and explaining the 10 must-pass standards and the 23 other standards that clinics can meet to earn points toward becoming officially recognized as a PCPCH in the state of Oregon. The PCPCH Online Learning Modules gained American Academy of Family Physicians certification to be used for up to 2 prescribed CME credits and was also approved by the Oregon Nurses Association for up to 2.25 continuing nursing education hours.

Know the Experts: Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership

Blog - June 9, 2015
The Institute

Institute programs rely on the content expertise of community organizations working to improve the quality of health care and the experience of caregivers. Without the leadership of these organizations the Institute would not be possible. Through a series of blog posts this month we are going to introduce these organizations and share more about their work through the Institute. If you would like to be connected to one of these organizations please visit their websites, or email the Institute if we can help answer questions or make introductions.

Patient-Centered Communication Skills

Blog - May 14, 2015
Claire Tranchese, Oregon Primary Care Association

Earlier this year I had a great day of learning around patient centered office visits and Health Literacy (HL) with clinics in the Institute Patient-Centered Communication Learning Collaborative. We spent the afternoon learning from Cassie Burn of Community Health Partners (CHP) in Montana.

Seize the Opportunity to Develop an Equity Atlas

Blog - May 5, 2015
Scotty Ellis, Coalition for a Livable Future

A groundbreaking new toolkit has just been launched to help communities develop equity atlases, which have been successful in promoting healthier, more equitable places.