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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.

How Wallace Medical Concern is Engaging Patients

Blog - April 9, 2015
Bill Roller, Wallace Medical Concern

We reached out to Wallace Medical Concern to learn about their efforts to engage patients via implementation of a My Chart portal, providing online access of medical information to patients.

OHA Establishes Statewide Collaborative for Trauma Informed Care

Blog - April 1, 2015
Diane K. Yatchmenoff, PhD, Trauma Informed Oregon

All over the country, across health care and many other service systems, there is increasing understanding about the long-term impact of adversity and trauma on health and wellbeing.

Oregon’s Coordinated Care Model: Inspiring Health System Innovation

Blog - March 13, 2015
Summer Boslaugh, OHA CCO Transformation Center

Read about and access materials from the OHA Transformation Center's second annual coordinated care model summit, Oregon's Coordinated Care Model: Inspiring Health System Innovation, which was held in December 2014.