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Applications Open: 2021-2022 EOCCO Community Benefit Initiative Reinvestment Funds

The Malheur LCAC is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2021-2022 EOCCO Community Benefit Initiative Reinvestment Funds. If your organization is interested in applying for these funds, please submit a completed application to Oceana Gonzales, LCAC Coordinator, no later than December 1, 2020. Applicants will be notified of the LCAC subcommittee's decision no later than January 15, 2021 and funds will be distributed sometime in May 2021. Funds will need to be spent by March 15, 2022. For the 2021-2022 CBIR funding period, the total funds awarded to Malheur County are $125,000 (minus fiscal agent expenses and coordination fees). Please keep in mind that we strive to stretch these funds to as many community partners as possible each year, so please take that into consideration when determining the budget request. [Application] [Community Health Improvement Plan] [Grading Rubik]

If you have any questions regarding the CBIR Application or the process, please feel free to contact Jill Boyd at jboyd@gobhi.org or 541-605-3721.

Informational Meeting and Developer Q&A: Two New Affordable Housing

Developments Coming to Ontario

Tuesday December 1, 2020

5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. MST

Virtual Event via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 943 2838 3611 Passcode: 4321

Join the development teams from Home First and Northwest Housing Alternatives as they discuss the Ontario Town homes and Ontario Affordable Housing/PCCC projects. These developments will be breaking ground in 2021 and will be bringing 126 new apartments homes to the community. Following presentations from each development team there will be time for questions. [Flyer]

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner distance education program

Northeast Oregon Area Health Education is in its second year of the grant we received to expand the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program to educate advanced degree healthcare workforce in place in Eastern Oregon. The first cohort of students started this fall, and they are from Baker City, Pendleton, and Wallowa counties.

It is time for us to recruit our second cohort of students for this program, which has abundant scholarship incentives for residents of Eastern Oregon. Please help NEOAHEC to spread the word to those who may be interested. Qualified students will already need to have their BSN.

Virtual Information Sessions are now available for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner distance education program!

Based in Eastern Oregon, the OHSU PMHNP distance education program gives learners the flexibility to learn from home, and have clinical experiences in their communities.

Again this year, SIGNIFICANT SCHOLARSHIPS will be awarded to students from Eastern Oregon for tuition and other expenses.

Register today and learn more:

https://www.neoahec.org/rural-clinical-education/increasing-the-psychiatric-mental-health-workforce-in-eastern-oregon/

Many thanks,

Meredith Lair

Executive Director

Northeast Oregon Area Health Education Center

Phone 541-975-4509

Fax 541-962-3416

Email mlair@neoahec.org

New! Website www.neoahec.org


Thermometer Request Form: The LCAC voted to purchase and distribute thermometers for businesses, agencies and providers who need them in order to operate under COVID-19 guidelines. The request form has been distributed and a copy is attached just in case you missed it! [Thermometer Application]


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]


Fall Resource Round-Up: The LCAC is completing the Spring In To Wellness fun for 2020 by distributing “Goodie Bags” to all of our SIW communities. Building Healthy Families has taken the lead on collecting printed materials, giveaways, goodies and door prizes from ANY providers, agencies or organizations that would like to contribute. A sign up flyer is attached and materials and goodies will start to be collected the week of Nov 10 with a cut off of

Nov 20, 2020. [Resource Round-Up]

Local Events

Festival of Trees: Hosted at the Culture Center this year. [Save the Date]


WIC offers new Walk-in Wellness Clinic

Since we have been doing phone appointments since March, we haven’t been able to get measurements or hemoglobin checks for our families and are wanting to offer a walk-in day option for families to get screened for growth and anemia. We will also be offering all Health Department services when they come in, including flu shots, immunizations and consultations with home visiting nurses!

The event is also on our Malheur County Health Department Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/370301654026172

Thank you for sharing!

Hallie Hopkins, MS, RD

Malheur County WIC Office

Classes & Trainings

FREE Face-to-Face ESL CLASSES

Clases de inglés gratuitas presenciales

Days: Monday thru Thursday Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Días: de lunes a jueves Horario: 6:00 pm a 8:00 pm

REGISTRATION (INSCRIPCIÓN)

• Registration is at the Oregon Trail Building, room 107F.

Please call ahead when you are coming to register.

La inscripción se realiza en el edificio Oregón Trail, salón 107F.

Por favor llame con anticipación cuando vaya a inscribirse.

• Registration takes approximately 2 hours

La inscripción demora aproximadamente 2 horas [Eng/Spa Flyer]

Parenting NOW: Building Healthy Families will host a virtual parenting class starting Wednesday, Dec 9, 2020 at 7PM and will continue thru Jan 13, 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. [Flyer]


Health Matters

OHA Oregon Coronavirus Update 11/12/2020 [Click to view in new window]

Innovator Agent Bulletin – 11/13/20

New Items:

A. Host Site Application for April 2021 AmeriCorps VISTA Team

Repeated Items:

A. (TC) Oregon ECHO Network Winter Program Guide

B. (TC) Updated CAC 101 Presentation Available

C. (TC) Annual CAC Demographic Report Template

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

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

F. (TC) Health-Related Services technical assistance available

G. (TC) 2021 Transformation and Quality Strategy guidance documents

H. (TC) 2021 Transformation and Quality Strategy webinars Fall 2020

I. (TC) Primary Care Payment Reform Collaborative: Open recruitment for two consumer seats.

J. (TC) COVID-19 Response ECHO for Oregon Clinicians – Part II 2nd and 4th Thursdays, noon-1 p.m. through 12/10

K. (TC) OHA COVID-19 Information Sessions for all Health Care Providers 1st and 3rd Thursdays, noon-1 p.m.

L. (TC) Informational Session: Marketing Tools for Promoting Well-Child and Preventative Dental Visits 11/16, 11 a.m.-noon.

M. HB3076 Virtual Rules Hearing 11/17, 3-4 p.m.

N. (TC) Webinar: Health-Related Services: Community Benefit Initiatives 11/18, noon-1 p.m.

O. (TC) Using REALD Data to Advance Health Equity 11/20, noon-1 p.m.

P. (TC) Webinar: CAC Case Study Rescheduled to 1/21/20, 1-2 p.m.

New Items

A. Host Site Application for April 2021 AmeriCorps VISTA Team

From: Brown Danielle Y <DANIELLE.Y.BROWN@dhsoha.state.or.us> Subject: Host site application for OHA AmeriCorps VISTA - April 2021 team

Dear colleagues,

We are excited to share the host site application for our April 2021 AmeriCorps VISTA team. Public, private, or faith-based organizations, as well as, local, state tribal or federal agencies can become an AmeriCorps VISTA host site. Successful applicants will host energetic national service members who will build capacity to improve health and alleviate poverty.

See the attached application. Please forward this announcement widely.

Thank you and we look forward to another great service year!

Danielle

Danielle Brown, MPA HA

OHA VISTA Project & Training Coordinator

Pronouns: she/her/hers

OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY

Public Health Division

Health Security, Preparedness & Response Program

Cell voice/text: 503-894-3913

danielle.y.brown@dhsoha.state.or.us

www.healthoregon.org/vista

Repeated Items:

A. (TC) Oregon ECHO Network Winter Program Guide

Contact: oen@ohsu.edu

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

Click here to view a winter program guide for the Oregon ECHO Network: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Documents/Winter%202021%20Program%20Guide.pdf

B. (TC) Updated CAC 101 Presentation Available

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

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

The Transformation Center has recorded an updated version of the CAC 101 presentation that includes CAC requirements established through CCO 2.0. This is an update to a presentation that was originally recorded in 2015. This presentation is for new and existing CAC members, with the goal of providing an overview of CAC member roles and responsibilities.

Link to presentation: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Documents/CAC%20101-final%20presentation.zip

Instructions: Download the zip file to access the PPT presentation. The PPT slides include narration. To enable narration, click on Slide Show>Play Narrations. There are a few videos in the presentation that will also need to be started manually.

C. (TC) Annual CAC Demographic Report Template

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

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

The Transformation Center has developed a template for CCOs to use to complete the Annual CAC Demographic Report Template. Link to template: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Documents/2.0%20Annual%20CAC%20Demographic%20Report%20Template-final.docx

This report is due on June 30, 2021. Instructions on how to complete the report are included on page one of the template. Evaluation criteria for the report can be viewed here: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Documents/2.0%20Annual%20CAC%20Demographic%20Report-Eval%20Criteria-final.docx

D. (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).

E. (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

F. (TC) Health-Related Services technical assistance now available

Contact: Anona Gund (anona.e.gund@dhsoha.state.or.us) or Anne King (kinga@ohsu.edu)

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

As the Transformation Center’s contracted consultants, OHSU’s ORPRN team will soon begin providing Health-Related Services (HRS) technical assistance (TA) to CCOs. In the coming weeks, ORPRN staff will be reaching out to CCOs to assess their HRS TA needs. Technical assistance will be available through spring 2021.

G. (TC) 2021 Transformation and Quality Strategy guidance documents

Contact: Anona Gund (Anona.E.Gund@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: FYI – was shared with CCO TQS leads.

The 2021 Transformation and Quality Strategy (TQS) template and guidance documents are now available on the Transformation Center website: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Pages/Transformation-Quality-Strategy-Tech-Assist.aspx

This includes the following:

  • Template

  • Guidance document

  • Scoring criteria – new this year

  • FAQ

  • Updates summary

  • TA webinar and office hours schedule (October 2020-March 2021)

  • Updated 2021 guidance documents are posted here: www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Pages/Transformation-Quality-Strategy-Tech-Assist.aspx

H. (TC) 2021 Transformation and Quality Strategy webinars Fall 2020

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

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

CCO staff are invited to participate in technical assistance for developing the 2021 Transformation and Quality Strategy (TQS). Component-specific webinars will cover expectations, rationale and scoring criteria and include lots of time for Q&A with OHA subject matter experts. For full details, see this 2021 TQS webinar flier: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Documents/2021-TQS-technical-assistance-schedule.pdf

  • Nov. 16: Health equity and CLAS

  • Nov. 18: Severe and persistent mental illness

  • Dec. 7: Access

  • Additional office hours are scheduled for January, February and March

I. (TC) Primary Care Payment Reform Collaborative: Open recruitment for two consumer seats.

Contact: Summer Boslaugh (summer.h.boslaugh@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

The Primary Care Payment Reform Collaborative (PCPRC) advises to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) on how to improve the ways primary care clinics are reimbursed, and invest in primary care without increasing costs. The group is led by the OHA Transformation Center and meets four times per year. Participants include staff from CCOs, commercial health plans, health associations, as well as health care providers. The Transformation Center believes strongly in giving voice to consumers and is looking to fill two consumer seats on the collaborative for this purpose.

  • Responsibilities

1. From a consumer/patient perspective, provide feedback to the collaborative about its recommendations.

2. Feedback can be provided at meetings (currently held via Zoom), in writing or over the phone to OHA staff.

  • Travel Support: When in-person meetings become an option again, the Transformation Center can reimburse consumers to cover the costs of travel to any meeting.

  • Application: Interested consumers should contact Summer Boslaugh (summer.h.boslaugh@dhsoha.state.or.us, 503-753-9688) to express interest in joining the collaborative.

J. (TC) COVID-19 Response ECHO for Oregon Clinicians – Part II. 2nd and 4th Thursdays, noon-1:15 p.m. through 12/10

Contact: oen@ohsu.edu

Request: Please share with CCOs.

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

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.

This 8-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.

Register here: https://connect.oregonechonetwork.org/Series/Registration/278

K. (TC) OHA COVID-19 Information Sessions for all Health Care Providers 1st and 3rd Thursdays, noon-1 p.m.

Contact: Summer Boslaugh (summer.h.boslaugh@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

Upcoming sessions:

  • 11/19: https://join-noam.broadcast.skype.com/dhsoha.state.or.us/ff47b3d01e0f4d2fa69e92a395434123

Link to recordings: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/covid19/Pages/Healthcare-Partners.aspx (Scroll down to “OHA COVID-19 Healthcare Provider Webinars.”)

L. (TC) Informational Session: Marketing Tools for Promoting Well-Child and Preventative Dental Visits 11/16, 11 a.m.-noon.

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

Request: Please share with CCO staff working on the kindergarten readiness incentive measures.

The Transformation Center has been working with Brink Communications on a marketing toolkit to promote the kindergarten readiness measures of well-child 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. Please join us for a webinar to introduce these tools.

What: Brink staff will walk us through the marketing assets available for promoting well-child (including childhood immunizations) and preventive dental visits and how to use them.

Who: CCO staff working on the kindergarten readiness incentive measures

When: Monday, November 16, 11 a.m.-noon

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMocOyurDIvHt2zyULV9dsBDdE17jwN4pDN After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

M. HB3076 Virtual Rules Hearing 11/17, 3-4 p.m.

Contact: Steven Ranzoni (steven.ranzoni@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

OHA will hold a virtual rules hearing on November 17th at 3 PM for HB3076. This bill created new reporting requirements for hospitals and their affiliated clinics and created the hospital

minimum community benefit spending floor program. Newly created provisions will be incorporated into the existing community benefit reporting program rules. Rules will focus on technical specifications for reporting hospital-affiliated clinics, as required by HB 3076, and on development of a methodology to apply minimum spending floors for hospitals and their affiliated clinics. Other housekeeping edits are proposed to update out-of-date language and statute citations.

OHA plans to submit final rules in December, with an effective date of January 1, 2021. Please distribute the attached documents to your respective CCOs.

Rules Hearing information:

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only)

+1 971-277-2343,,673229011# United States, Portland

Phone Conference ID: 673 229 011#

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For technical assistance, DHS and OHA employees please contact the OIS Service Desk; guests, please click the "Learn more about Teams" link.

N. (TC) Webinar: Health-Related Services: Community Benefit Initiatives 11/18, noon-1 p.m.

Contact: Anona Gund (anona.e.gund@dhsoha.state.or.us) or Anne King (kinga@ohsu.edu)

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

The Transformation Center invites CCOs and their contracted providers and organizations to attend a webinar on Health-Related Services (HRS) Community Benefit Initiatives (CBIs). HRS CBIs are community-level interventions supported by CCOs that are focused on improving population health and health care quality. A media campaign to increase immunization rates is an example of a CCO CBI investment. Topics include:

· What CBIs are and how they are reported

· Common CBI investments by CCOs, and their potential impact

· Ways to align CBIs with other CCO and community priorities

· Snapshots of promising CCO CBI programs

Audience: CCO staff, contracted providers, and organizations wishing to better understand how CBIs can be used to improve population health

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RMN9nxXeR7u2gzWKA8gnfw

O. (TC) Using REALD Data to Advance Health Equity 11/20, noon-1 p.m.

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

Request: Please share information with your CCOs.

Once we have REALD data, what do we do with it? How do we use REALD data to identify and address health inequities? This session will provide guidance on how to prepare the “raw” REALD data for analysis, and strategies for identifying language access needs and inequities that may exist between groups as well as within groups.

  • Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/using-reald-data-to-advance-health-equity-tickets-120070858169

P. (TC) Webinar: CAC Case Study. Rescheduled to 1/21/20, 1-2 p.m.

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

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

Renée Markus Hodin from the national health care organization Community Catalyst will present findings from the Oregon CAC case study, “Supporting Meaningful Engagement through Community Advisory Councils: Lessons from the Oregon Health Authority.” For the case study, 15 individuals were interviewed, either in person or by phone, to provide insight into

OHA’s support for CACs. Interviewees included CAC coordinators and OHP members serving on CACs from three CCOs: Columbia Pacific CCO, Eastern Oregon CCO and PacificSource Com-munity Solutions–Columbia Gorge CCO.

  • Link to case study: https://www.milbank.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/OHACaseStudy_final_v2.pdf

  • Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3468417535763787278

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