Beyond Transformation: News
2/25/13 - 4:30 pm
Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 26, Health Share of Oregon members in Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties will begin receiving new identification cards in the mail.
The new ID cards are part of Oregon’s health reform. Multnomah County and its partners are working to improve the network of care around our patients on the Oregon Health Plan.
Health Share of Oregon press release: Health Share of Oregon Community Advisory Council to hold public meeting
10/1/12 - 11:11 am
Health Share of Oregon, the state’s largest of the new Coordinated Care Organizations serving Oregon Health Plan members, is opening to the public the monthly meeting of its Community Advisory Council (CAC). The next is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 5.
8/31/12 - 1:27 pm
On Sept. 1, the state’s largest coordinated care organization, Health Share of Oregon, will launch operations. Health Share of Oregon is the new name of the Tri-County Medicaid Collaborative.
This means that beginning on Saturday, 212,000 Oregon Health Plan members who receive medical and behavioral health care in Multnomah, Washington or Clackamas counties will be enrolled in either Health Share of Oregon or FamilyCare Health Plans, Inc.
8/1/12 - 10:12 am
Oregonians stepped closer to transforming their health care this week.
On Wednesday, Aug. 1, FamilyCare, Inc. began serving more 40,000 Oregon Health Plan members in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas and Marion counties as the first coordinated care organization certified in the metro region.
7/12/12 - 10:48 am
On July 12, reporter Janie Har of The Oregonian investigated the Multnomah County Health Department's educational campaign to highlight the amount of sugar and empty calories consumed through sugary drinks like sodas, sports drinks, and energy drinks. Har's fact-checking found the county's statements in the campaign to be “accurate.”
Oregon Health Authority press release: Eight new Coordinated Care Organizations approved to provide health care for Oregon Health Plan clients
6/28/12 - 10:53 am
The new entities, called Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs), will provide care for Oregonians enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan/Medicaid. CCOs are the foundation of Oregon’s vision to improve care, achieve better health and lower costs. Under bi-partisan state legislation passed earlier year, the new CCOs will be able to deliver care in new ways
6/27/12 - 9:53 am
When Rand Wallace looked through the refrigerator stuffed with flavorful ingredients for tamales, he knew there was a problem. He checked his thermometer and made a note. Wallace was in the catering kitchen of the Baltazar Ortiz Community Center in northeast Portland’s Cully neighborhood.
Providence Health & Services press release: Agencies team up to win $17 million federal grant to improve health care for Oregonians
6/19/12 - 2:35 pm
It’s a move that will help transform the delivery of health care in Oregon. Major health care providers and local government agencies in the tri-county area have worked together to secure a $17.3 million Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Health Care Innovation Awards grant. The funds will be use by the Tri-County Medicaid Collaborative to further its development of a Medicaid Coordinated Care Organization, or CCO.
6/18/12 - 1:57 pm
The families gathering recently at the Montavilla picnic shelter appeared like folks at any such summertime reunion, passing around hugs, plates of food and laughter. But tucked amid the baby strollers and balloons on that sunny day were big public health success stories.
6/18/12 - 1:29 pm
Summer in Portland brings much needed sunshine, longer days, and for many, an opportunity to travel. If you plan to take a trip, these simple steps from the Multnomah County Health Department can help ensure that bed bugs don’t join you on your summer vacation.