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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.

Redesigning Primary Care: Efforts from the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative

Blog - March 12, 2015
David Dorr, MD, MS, and Raja Cholan, Care Management Plus

Concerns around health care costs and quality remain at the forefront several years after the passage of the Affordable Care Act, and policymakers in the United States are eager to learn more about innovative efforts to redesign care delivery and provider payment.

Share the Care: An Interview with Amireh Ghorob

Blog - March 5, 2015
Kate Elliott, Patient-Centered Primary Care Institute

The Institute interviewed health care transformation and redesign expert Amireh Ghorob, MPH, about Share the Care, a patient-focused team-based approach to primary care.