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PPE and Covid equipment for Small business

The equipment is in! I have PPE and cleaning supplies, etc. for small businesses IN STOCK.

If you have fewer than 100 employees, and you are a Malheur County business, I have the following equipment FOR YOU to comply with Covid-19 guidelines and stay in business.

-Infrared, touchless, thermometers

-Masks

-Gloves

-Automatic hand sanitizer stands (first come, first served)

-Disinfecting wipes

-Pump GEL hand sanitizer

-Hand sanitizer refills (1 gallon)

-Disinfecting spray cans

I have a huge stockpile of some of these things and I have asked for more.

If you would like to benefit from these items, please reach out to me with the information on my card below. I will need to know the name of the business, contact information for a responsible party there and we’ll make arrangements for you to pick up what you need. Please help spread the word to small business in Malheur County.

I look forward to hearing from you! Richard Harriman <Richard.Harriman@malheurco.org>



The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program provides workforce development training opportunities to young people ages 14-24. The focus of the WIOA Youth Program is to help as many youth as possible. Through WIOA, youth can gain valuable work skills through a variety of job opportunities such as job shadows, internships, summer jobs, etc. Participants can also receive financial literacy training, leadership development support, guidance and counseling, help getting reengaged in secondary or post-secondary education, etc. If interested in this program, please contact the TEC Career Specialist in your local WorkSource Oregon office. [Flyer]


The Oregon Senior Peer Outreach is now accepting referrals to provide “Holiday Connection Calls” to isolated older adults from ALL Oregon counties!

Trained Senior Peer Support Specialists provide weekly befriending phone calls to improve the emotional and physical well-being of Oregon Seniors (55+) who may be experiencing isolation, loneliness, depression or grief. Oregon Senior Peer Outreach has now expanded statewide to serve more of the many Oregon older adults who are suffering from COVID19 isolation. OSPO relies on trusted community partners and family members to identify older adults who will benefit from this friendly connection peer service.

Referrals of older adults who may benefit from the new Holiday Connection Calls service can be made by filling out the Referral Request form online at: https://communitycounselingsolutions.org/senior-outreach-referral/

or by calling OSPO at: 1-833-736-4676 (1-833-SeniorOutreach)


Eastern Oregon Senior Winter Newsletter [Newsletter]




Ontario School District- Kindergarten Readiness Program [Flyer]


Annual Energy Assistance & Home Buyer Assistance: Community In Action has annual energy assistance available. Community In Action also has home buying assistance programs available. Both flyers are attached. [English] [Spanish] [Home Buyer Assistance]


Toys for Toys: Evualcree is accepting applications for Toys for Tots. [English] [Spanish]


Help Them To Hope:

Two programs that provide gifts to members of our community during the holidays.

Feel free to share this information with anyone needing assistance.

Please take note of the application deadlines! [Application for families]


Classes & Trainings

TVCC ESL Classes [Flyer]


Eastern Oregon Brain Injury Resources Winter Webinar Series:[Flyer]


Parenting NOW: Building Healthy Families will host a virtual parenting class starting Wednesday, Feb 17, 2020 at 7PM and will continue thru March 24, 2021. [Flyer]


Parent Cafes: Valley Family Health Care hosts Parent Cafes on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 6PM. Registration with VFHC is required, contact Nuba Lazo for more information. nlazo@vfhc.org [English] [Spanish]


SafeSitter Classes: Building Healthy Families hosts virtual SafeSitter classes for pre-teens eleven years and up. Registration is required to receive a Study Kit prior to class. Classes are held on Saturdays via Zoom from 10am to 3:30pm with a break for lunch. Register at www.groweo.org


Health Matters

Coping with COVID- [Presentation]


Dear Colleague: Thank you for joining the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) for our 2020 Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Shannon Zenk, Director of the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). A recording of Dr. Zenk’s presentation, “All Health Is Not Created Equal: Where You Live Matters,” is now available on the NIH VideoCast website.

OHA Innovator Agent Bulletin – 12/11/20


New Items:

A. (TC) REALD Conversations: COVID-19 and the Impact on People with Disabilities 12/18, noon-1:30 p.m.

B. (TC) COVID-19 Response ECHO for Oregon Clinicians – Part III 1st and 3rd Thursdays, noon – 1 p.m., 1/7-6/17

C. Positions Open for OHA COVID-19 Vaccine Committee

D. Oregon Pacific Area Health Education Center: Recorded Webinars


Repeated Items:

A. (TC) Health-related Services: Community Benefit Initiatives 11/18/20 Webinar Recording

B. (TC) New Marketing Materials Available for use in Promoting Well-Child and Preventive Dental Visits

C. (TC) Free Technical Assistance available for clinics addressing the increasing prevalence of unhealthy alcohol (SBIRT) and opioid use

D. (TC) No-cost, online tobacco cessation counseling training for providers – free CMEs available

E. (TC) 2021 Transformation and Quality Strategy Office Hours1/12, 2/9 & 3/3, 11:30 a.m.-noon

F. (TC) QI Training + Technical Assistance for Primary Care Diabetes Control and Dental Care for Patients with Diabetes 1/28 & 3/11

G. CCO Tribal Liaison Contact List Updates due 12/11

H. Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Webinar Series Fall 2020-Winter 2021


New Items

A. (TC) REALD Conversations: COVID-19 and the Impact on People with Disabilities 12/18, noon-1:30 p.m.

Contact: Marjorie McGee (marjorie.m.mcgee@dhsoha.state.or.us) or Tom Cogswell (thomas.cogswell@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

Learn about the impact of COVID-19 on people with disabilities from Dr. Gloria Krahn (former CDC division director and OSU professor). Hear from people with disabilities about their views on REALD data (race, ethnicity, language, disability) and how disability questions should be included.


REALD is an effort to increase and standardize Race, Ethnicity, Language, and Disability (REALD) data collection across the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). REALD (sometimes referred to as REAL+D, as the original effort focused on race, ethnicity and language) was advanced through the passage of House Bill 2134 passed by the Oregon legislature in 2013. For additional information, please visit the OHA REALD webpage: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/OEI/Pages/REALD.aspx


Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reald-conversations-covid-19-and-the-impact-on-people-with-disabilities-tickets-132328222275

OHA REALD webpage: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/OEI/Pages/REALD.aspx


Join ZoomGov Meeting

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B. (TC) COVID-19 Response ECHO for Oregon Clinicians – Part III 1st and 3rd Thursdays, noon – 1 p.m., 1/7-6/17

Contact: oen@ohsu.edu

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

Oregon clinicians are cordially invited to participate in the third cohort of the COVID-19 Response ECHO for Oregon Clinicians, sponsored by the Oregon ECHO Network.


What Is ECHO?

ECHO is a tele-mentoring program that uses videoconferencing technology to combine brief expert presentations with interactive and practical case presentations from participants. The overall goal of ECHO programming is to build new capacity for care at the community level.


Focus of This ECHO

This 12-Session program will support clinicians, staff and other healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jointly presented with the Oregon Health Authority, sessions will look at Oregon's response to the pandemic, the state of the science in treatment and prevention, and offer guidance to practices for systems change.

• Learn strategies to optimize the treatment and prevention of COVID-19 while keeping staff and others safe

• Stay current on the Oregon Health Authority’s latest guidance for Oregon healthcare practices

• Receive guidance on evidence-based treatments for COVID-19

• Share and receive advice on systems change within practices.


Benefits of participation include:

• No cost to you or your facility

• No-cost continuing medical education (CME) credits**

• The opportunity to present your tough cases and receive feedback from a multidisciplinary team of specialists and your peers


How to Participate

Sessions for this cohort will occur via videoconference on the first and third Thursdays, noon – 1 p.m., January 7 through June 17, 2021.

This program is open to all Oregon clinicians, healthcare staff, and other healthcare professionals.

For more information, please visit www.oregonechonetwork.org.

TO REGISTER, VISIT: https://connect.oregonechonetwork.org/Series/Registration/1335

See attached flier for additional information.


C. Positions Open for OHA COVID-19 Vaccine Committee

Contact: Kristen Darmody (971-888-3358, kristen.c.darmody@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

Dear Community Partner,

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the way we live, work, and go about our lives. As you may have heard, several potential vaccines are being tested and are estimated to become available in the coming weeks and months. Oregon will distribute safe, effective vaccines once available. Community members who participated in webinars on November 18 told OHA their thoughts, perceptions, and priorities about a COVID vaccine. If you did not participate in one of these webinars and would like to share your thoughts on COVID vaccines, you can do so by completing a short, anonymous survey available in English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B2M896L and in Spanish: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PCY63MS. We are using this input to design community engagement around vaccines that addresses your top questions and priorities.


Oregon has developed a draft COVID-19 vaccine plan for the way vaccines could be allocated and distributed. Click here to view the draft plan: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/covid19/Documents/COVID-19-Vaccination-Plan-Oregon.pdf


OHA is establishing a Vaccine Advisory Committee to create a vaccine distribution plan that centers equity. To work toward eliminating health inequities and bringing this pandemic to an end, OHA must share power with those communities most impacted and often left out. The goal of the Vaccine Advisory Committee is to co-create a vaccine distribution plan that centers the experiences of populations where the disease is systemically spreading, including communities of color, tribal communities and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are sharing this opportunity with community partners so that anyone who may be interested has a chance to learn more and, if they wish, to apply.

  • Scope: The Vaccine Advisory Committee will work with OHA to co-create a final vaccine distribution plan that prioritizes communities most impacted by COVID-19 and those impacted by past and current health inequities.

  • Duties: The Vaccine Advisory Committee will create an equity-based ethical framework to guide decisions on prioritization and allocation of vaccine. It will develop communication and community engagement strategies to build trust and increase confidence in COVID vaccines.

  • Approach: The Vaccine Advisory Committee will use a shared-leadership approach where communities are involved and actively engaged in the decision-making process from the beginning.

  • Out of Scope: Some elements of Oregon’s vaccination strategy are pre-determined by the federal government and not able to be changed. Others may be up to health systems and outside the purview of OHA. These elements will be clearly communicated to the Vaccine Advisory Committee.

  • Membership: The Vaccine Advisory Committee will be assembled to ensure a representative committee designed to address health inequities seen in COVID-19 and to engage delivery system partners. Two main groups are sought for membership:

· Organizations and community members who can speak to community needs, especially communities of color, tribal communities and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

· Partners engaged in vaccine delivery, such as hospitals, EMS, pharmacies, and healthcare providers.

  • Meetings: Members will be expected to attend a three-hour initial meeting during the week of January 4 (date and time to be announced) and one- to two-hour weekly meetings through January and February, with continued regular meetings throughout the spring. The committee will continue operations throughout the COVID-19 vaccination process in Oregon. Meetings will be held virtually and will include accommodations for members to participate fully, such as language interpretation and ASL. Members will be paid for their time.

  • Are you interested in serving on this committee? Fill out this form by December 14: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PSV3XFB

  • If you have questions or need assistance completing the survey, please contact the Community Engagement Team at community.covid19@dhsoha.state.or.us. Leaders from OHA’s Public Health Division and Community Engagement Team will select members and communicate back to all applicants the following week. Members will be selected to ensure community representation, healthcare delivery expertise, geographic diversity, and lived experience. Please share this opportunity with anyone else you know who may be interested.

  • Thank you for all you do for your community. We look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,

OHA COVID-19 Community Engagement Team

Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:

· Sign language and spoken language interpreters

· Written materials in other languages

· Braille

· Large print

· Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Kristen Darmody at 971-888-3358, or kristen.c.darmody@dhsoha.state.or.us or 711 TTY.

D. Oregon Pacific Area Health Education Center: Recorded Webinars

Contact: carmenb@samhealth.org

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

The Oregon Pacific Area Health Education Center (in affiliation with OHSU) has recorded webinars on the following topics:

  • Motivational Interviewing for HPV Vaccination

  • HPV Cancer Prevention

  • Diabetes Teaching Tools & Metaphors

  • Pain Management during COVID-19

  • QIP for HPV Vaccination

  • Hepatitis B

  • Introduction to Non-nociceptive Pain

  • And many others

  • Link: https://www.opahec.org/webinars-1


Repeated Items:

A. (TC) Health-related Services: Community Benefit Initiatives 11/18/20 Webinar Recording

Contact: Anona Gund (anona.e.gund@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

On November 18th, the Transformation Center hosted a webinar focused on HRS Community Benefit Initiatives. Click here to view the webinar recording: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/play/hu2BQQgbrk-9D1PQZwRmEjtCv91mHD19woGKwFjyn9iyX3JWU4PQ3sZhoQyNGS-oCbM0ZrlZ6dnjTv5c.JsMc05BJ4F8Csqsq?startTime=1605728126000&_x_zm_rtaid=eOtNS54XQrqCrrLy_ptfFw.1607007494816.7d8a2fa7991e0851e6c62cc6da97bbda&_x_zm_rhtaid=326


B. (TC) New Marketing Materials Available for use in Promoting Well-Child and Preventive Dental Visits

Contact: Bhagavati Mullock (adrienne.p.mullock@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

Based on CCO feedback in prior needs assessments, Bring Communications has developed marketing assets for CCOs to use for promoting well-child (including childhood immunizations) and preventive dental visits. Our goal has been to create a set of tools that all CCOs can easily use to reach out to members and encourage them to make these important appointments for their children. The materials include a brochure, social media assets, advertising assets and more. All materials are available in English and Spanish.

  • Toolkit Dropbox link that includes all assets

  • Introductory webinar slides and recording for future reference

  • Transformation Center Kindergarten Readiness webpage: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Pages/kindergarten-readiness.aspx


C. (TC) Free Technical Assistance available for clinics addressing the increasing prevalence of unhealthy alcohol (SBIRT) and opioid use

Contact: Contact: Alissa Robbins (Alissa.Robbins@dhsoha.state.or.us) or contact the program directly at ANTECEDENT@ohsu.edu.

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

The OHA Transformation Center is partnering with the Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (ORPRN) to support clinic technical assistance related to SBIRT for unhealthy alcohol and drug use. SBIRT is a “must-pass” incentive measure for CCOs in 2021. This collaborative project, ANTECEDENT, can provide primary care clinics with 12 months of tailored support to implement changes to address unhealthy alcohol use at no-cost to the participating clinics. Additionally, ORPRN is offering a complementary technical assistance opportunity regarding chronic pain management and opioid prescribing (aka PINPOINT). Clinics across Oregon are invited to participate in these free technical assistance opportunities.

(See flier: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Documents/ORPRN-SBIRT-Antecedent-Pinpoint.pdf).


D. (TC) No-cost, online tobacco cessation counseling training for providers – free CMEs available

Contact: Anona Gund (anona.e.gund@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

· What: With cigarette smokers at higher risk for COVID-19, this short online course will improve your care team’s ability to help patients quit tobacco. The course focuses on Brief Tobacco Intervention and Motivational Interviewing techniques.

· Who: All members of the care team committed to supporting their patients to quit tobacco.

· When: The course is self-paced and takes approximately 45 minutes. The course can be started, paused and resumed later as needed.

· CMEs: This training has been reviewed and is accepted for up to 1.0 prescribed credit from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). For other licensing boards that may not pre-approve continuing education credits (for example, the Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists), please submit the certificate of participation to your accrediting body.

· Access the training: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Pages/tobacco-cessation.aspx


An additional brief intervention training webinar is available from the American Lung Association (ALA) with free continuing education through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Respiratory Care, American Association of Medical Assistants, and National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. The ALA’s Ask, Advise, Refer to Quit Don’t Switch training focuses on supporting quit efforts without switching to electronic nicotine device systems. Access the recorded webinar here through December 31, 2020: QuitDontSwitchTraining.Lung.org


E. (TC) 2021 Transformation and Quality Strategy Office Hours 1/12, 2/9 & 3/3, 11:30 a.m.-noon

Contact: Laura Kreger (Laura.E.Kreger@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

Transformation and Quality Strategy (TQS) office hours with OHA subject matter experts have been scheduled for January 12, February 9 & March 3, 11:30 a.m.-noon. For full details, see this 2021 TQS webinar flier: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Documents/2021-TQS-technical-assistance-schedule.pdf


F. (TC) QI Training + Technical Assistance for Primary Care Diabetes Control and Dental Care for Patients with Diabetes 1/28 & 3/11

Contact: ORPRN_TA@ohsu.edu or Laura Ferrara (971-413-9585)

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

One half-day virtual training on December 3 January 28th or March 11th plus an additional 5 hours for individually tailored improvement support targeting poor HbA1C and oral health evaluation!

WHY: Despite advances in medical care, the number of people with diabetes in Oregon has more than doubled over the last 20 years, and total medical costs for the disease are over $3 billion per year in Oregon. Clinical quality improvements have been shown to enhance outcomes for people with diabetes, and prevent others from developing the disease. These improvements can boost performance on diabetes related quality incentive metrics.

FORMAT: Clinic teams will select and develop quality improvement interventions targeting the diabetes control and dental care for patients with type II diabetes through 1) virtual training, and 2) individually tailored technical assistance from ORPRN practice facilitators.

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: For RNs, lead MAs, clinic managers, quality improvement staff and others interested in quality improvement for type II diabetes patient management/ improving HBA1C poor control.


There are many benefits to participation! Participants will learn to:

• Measurably improve performance on diabetes-related quality incentive metrics

• Better support patients at high-risk for COVID-19 complications (e.g. people with type II diabetes)

• Align efforts with telemedicine care for diabetes during COVID-19

• Increase clinical efficiency and impact by aligning systems and workflows

• Use new knowledge, skills and tools in quality improvement techniques that can be applied to

multiple topics and incentive metrics beyond diabetes control/ HBA1C poor control


Support will be tailored to the needs and interests of each clinic using the identify, assess, action, review framework and could include:

• Identifying gaps in current measure performance

• Developing strategies to address gaps

• Creating improvement targets

• Training and consensus on approaches for providers and staff

• Implementing evidence-based workflows

• Engaging and educating patients


G. CCO Tribal Liaison Contact List Updates due 12/11

Contact: Tom Cogswell (thomas.cogswell@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please review the attached CCO tribal liaison contact list (originally created in June 2020) and update with new contact information, where relevant by 12/11.


H. Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Webinar Series Fall 2020-Winter 2021

Contact: ORPRN_TA@ohsu.edu

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

Your primary care clinic is invited to participate in a complimentary ORPRN project to support chronic disease prevention and management sponsored by the Oregon Health Authority. This series will include six tailored webinars for 50 primary care practices across Oregon Fall 2020- Winter 2021. Webinars will involve instruction from subject matter experts, facilitated discussion with other participants, and quality improvement training related to hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, and tobacco cessation. All practices are also eligible to participate in up to six hours of 1-on-1 technical assistance with a Practice Enhancement Research Coordinator throughout the series. Registration is open and on a rolling basis.

Please register your practice here: Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Registration


Regards,


Tom Cogswell

Project Coordinator

OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY

Health Policy and Analytics Division

Transformation Center

thomas.cogswell@dhsoha.state.or.us

Cell: (971) 304-9642

http://www.transformationcenter.org


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