Healthier Together Oregon is our 2020- 2024 State Health Improvement Plan. It names strategies to address different social issues that affect health.
- Equity and justice
- Economic security
- Health care and mental health treatment access
We are just getting started in this effort. We know that many regional and community-based organizations are already doing awesome work to support their local communities.
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) would like to connect with your organization. The purpose is to find shared goals. It is also to connect you with other Healthier Together Oregon partners.
- Connect with others doing similar work to advance policy
- Meet work or grant commitments
- Expand reach of programs
- Learn about your local health improvement plan
Housing and transportation agencies
Criminal justice and law enforcement
Local and tribal public health
Federally Qualified Health Centers
Coordinated Care Organizations
Community Advisory Councils
- Champion or implement a strategy or activity
- Align your organization’s strategic plan or funding
- Advance policy in your community
- Help to communicate about this work
- Form or join a coalition
- Share data
Fill out our contact form to let us know how your organization would like to become involved.
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Perinatal Care Continuum Central Oregon – Cross sector partnerships for improved birth outcomes
Healthy birth outcomes are linked to being able to access engaged and validating prenatal health care early in the pregnancy. This is very important for African American and American Indian/Alaska Native parents. This is because these parents experience greater health risks during pregnancy due to the physical toll of racism and poorer birth outcomes.
The Perinatal Care Continuum of Central Oregon is a model of partnerships across different sectors. Their goal is to improve the health of parents and babies.
The program helps pregnant parents:
- Get enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan and find a provider
- Sign up for WIC for food support
- Access transportation to appointments
- Get help with other support services
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) – Dental health aide therapists as an alternative healthcare delivery model
More than one million people in Oregon live in areas with a shortage of dentists. Since 2016, NPAIHB has been working on a pilot to expand access to dental care. This pilot creates a new kind of provider that has been trained as a dental hygienist. But they can also do some of the procedures that dentists perform. Healthier Together Oregon plans to expand this model to increase access to dental health care in Oregon.