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OHA awards $45 million in health equity grants

Emily Boerger | Sep 28, 2020 | Oregon

Notable Oregon Health Authority budget "asks"

Emily Boerger | Sep 8, 2020 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) last week submitted its 3,274-page Agency Request Budget for the 2021-2023 biennium. According to the budget request’s opening letter from Director Patrick Allen, OHA prioritized budget items that will contribute to the agency’s strategic plan to eliminate health inequity in Oregon over the next 10...[ Read More ]

OHA releases 2020-2024 State Health Improvement Plan

Emily Boerger | Sep 3, 2020 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) launched its new 2020-2024 State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) on Wednesday, focusing on health equity and the social determinants of health.     The plan, Healthier Together Oregon, identifies 62 strategies and supporting activities for improving health in Oregon, focusing primarily on the social factors...[ Read More ]

Topical Agenda for the 2020 Oregon State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference now available!

Emily Boerger | Sep 1, 2020 | Oregon

The Topical Agenda and event page for our 2020 Oregon State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference on October 22nd is now live! State of Reform pulls together practitioners, thought leaders, and policy makers – each working to improve our health care system in their own way – into a unified conversation in a single place....[ Read More ]

Oregon Medicaid enrollment increases by over 100,000 since March

Emily Boerger | Aug 25, 2020 | Oregon

Since Gov. Kate Brown's March 8 COVID-19 emergency declaration, enrollment in Oregon’s Medicaid program has increased by more than 100,000 members. This bump in enrollees represents a 9.34 percent increase in Oregon Health Plan (OHP) membership – bringing the total number of members to 1.18 million. On March 9 there...[ Read More ]

Oregon launches $500 Emergency Relief Check Program

| Aug 19, 2020 | Oregon

Starting today, Oregonians facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be able to apply for a one-time payment of $500. This first-of-its-kind project is a collaboration between the Oregon Legislature, Oregon Department of Administrative Services, Central Willamette Credit Union, Clackamas Federal Credit Union, InRoads Community Credit Union, Old...[ Read More ]

OHA approves Trillium application to serve OHP members in Portland metro area

| Aug 18, 2020 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has approved updated application materials from Trillium Community Health Plan to expand its Oregon Health Plan (OHP) service area to include Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties. Trillium will be able to start enrolling OHP members in those areas on September 1. Trillium Community Health Plan...[ Read More ]

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