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Innovator Agent Bulletin (3/25/22)

New items

A. (TC) Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine learning series: 6-month to 4-year-olds First session March 31

B. (TC) Webinar - Centering equity in HRS flexible services May 11

C. 2022 Oregon ECHO Network program interest assessment Survey closes April 1

D. Host a member of the OHA AmeriCorps VISTA team Applications due April 15


Repeated items

A. (TC) Collaborative CHA/CHP learning collaborative First session March 29

B. (TC) Webinar – Collaborating to address housing and homelessness: An overview for CCOs from one Oregon region’s experience April 13

C. (TC) SHARE Initiative office hours April 20

D. (TC) VBP pre-interview questionnaire, PCPCH and CDA data template Due May 6 and 7

E. (TC) Recruiting providers: Culturally responsive immunization presenter training Complete interest form

F. (TC) VBP Roadmap progress report Now available

G. (TC) 2022 CAC demographic report guidance and template Now available

H. (TC) CAC member needs assessment survey Open until April 30

I. (TC) Provider webinar: COVID-19 therapeutics Recording available

J. (TC) Free, quick online tobacco cessation counseling training (with CME) On demand, 45 minutes

K. PCPCH Standards Advisory Committee seeking members Apply by April 4

L. Oregon HPV dental toolkit Now available

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New items

A. (TC) Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine learning series: 6-month to 4-year-olds First session March 31

Contact: Lexi Konja (Lexi.Konja@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share with CCOs (audience is providers and clinical staff)

The OHA COVID-19 Response & Recovery Unit and OHA Transformation Center are hosting a new pediatric COVID-19 vaccine learning series focused on the six-month to four-year-old populations. See below for a schedule detailing the first three sessions in the learning series:


Preparing for the 6-month to 4-year-old COVID-19 vaccine. Tapping in: Reminders, recerts and ramping up!

  • March 31, noon–1 p.m.

  • This session will be dedicated to bringing resources to the front for providers to re-center as we approach the next vaccine event.

  • Oregon Immunization Program updates

  • Acknowledging LPHA feedback

  • Monday peer support space

  • Acknowledging community feedback

  • Register here: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIsd-ivqTIuG7JyKZdVfZBUzEaN_RVm54Y


Community feedback: Preparing for the six-month to four-year old COVID-19 vaccine

  • April 7, noon–1 p.m.

  • This session will focus on the community feedback tool to pull commentary on how to uplift vaccine hesitant individuals and marginalized communities.

  • Register here: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIsceqorjIuHkApnc-91OBazyezAaRYk6I


Hesitance and mistrust: Vaccine hesitancy for the six-month to four-year-old populations

  • April 14, noon–1 p.m.

  • This session will empower providers with tools on how to best tackle hesitancy and inequity that leads to vaccine avoidant behaviors.

  • Register here: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItceyuqzwoHEHBE4EKRnzYpSke0BUDfuI


Audience: Providers and clinical staff


B. (TC) Webinar - Centering equity in HRS flexible services May 11

Contact: Nancy Goff, Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (nancy055@gmail.com)

Request: Please share with CCO staff who work on health-related services (HRS).

This webinar will focus on centering equity in CCO HRS flexible services, including opportunities to promote equity in selecting services, strategy and planning of service delivery, reaching members experiencing the greatest inequities, communicating with providers and members, and monitoring efforts. Yamhill Community Care Organization will also share an example of how, in response to the public health emergency, transportation to day-to-day essential services were offered to address the increased social needs of members.

  • May 11, 2022, 11 a.m.-noon

  • Register here​: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvcOCtrT0tHNTYU5E3QxutXh178Z7amjCC

  • Audience: CCO staff who work on HRS

  • Accessibility: Everyone has a right to know about and use OHA programs and services. Some examples of the services and accommodations OHA can provide: 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 Nancy Goff via email at nancy055@gmail.com at least 48 hours before the meeting.


C. 2022 Oregon ECHO Network program interest assessment Survey closes April 1

Contact: Maggie McLain McDonnell (mclainma@ohsu.edu)

Request: Please share with CCOs.

The Oregon ECHO Network (OEN) supports the delivery of a number of Project ECHO programs. The network wants to know what topics interest you so we can plan for future ECHO programs.

  • Survey (closes April 1): https://octri.ohsu.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=LPCDMWW33WLW8YY3

  • Background: Project ECHO is a tele-mentoring program that connects practicing clinicians with specialist experts using videoconferencing technology to deliver knowledge and create community among clinicians and health care teams across Oregon.


D. Host a member of the OHA AmeriCorps VISTA team Applications due April 15

Contact: Danielle Brown (danielle.y.brown@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share with CCOs.

Public, private, or faith-based nonprofit organizations, as well as, local, state, tribal or federal agencies can become an AmeriCorps VISTA host site. Host sites identify significant program level work that will help build local capacity to alleviate poverty and improve public health. Sites host AmeriCorps VISTA national service members each for one year, often for three successive years. OHA AmeriCorps VISTA members join one of two teams, usually beginning their year of service in April or August. Host sites provide a financial match, direct the project, supervise and mentor the VISTA, and provide necessary administrative support to complete the goals and objectives of the project.

  • More information: http://healthoregon.org/vista

  • Due date: Applications are reviewed and approved on a rolling basis between now and April 15, 2022


Repeated items

A. (TC) Collaborative CHA/CHP learning collaborative First session March 29

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

Request: Please share with CACs and CCO staff working on CHAs and CHPs.

The OHA Transformation Center will be hosting a virtual community health assessment (CHA) and community health improvement plan (CHP) learning collaborative that will focus on the operations side of developing a collaborative CHA and CHP. This new peer-to-peer learning collaborative will be facilitated by the Providence Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CORE).


B. (TC) Webinar – Collaborating to address housing and homelessness: An overview for CCOs from one Oregon region’s experience April 13

Contact: Hannah Bryan, Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (bryanh@ohsu.edu)

Request: Please share with CCO staff working on HRS, SHARE and housing.

Please join us for a webinar to learn about innovative ways for CCOs to collaborate within their region to address housing and homelessness. Kenny LaPoint, executive director of Mid-Columbia Community Action Council (MCCAC) will provide an overview of Oregon’s state and local housing systems and share ideas about specific housing supports and services that CCOs can partner locally on, and potentially use Medicaid spending flexibilities to support (SHARE, HRS and ILOS). Housing and health partnership success stories from the MCCAC region will be shared. Some of these successes include: multiple agencies coming together to support a navigation shelter, aligning resources to ensure wraparound services for permanent supportive housing, and creating new housing units through pooled resources.

  • When:April 13, 10:30–11:30 a.m.

  • Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkce6gqD8pHtfV8uz9fDdwX29NNMMIslEk

  • Webinar presenter: Kenny LaPoint is the executive director for the Mid-Columbia Community Action Council. Kenny came to MCCAC from Oregon Housing and Community Services, Oregon’s housing finance agency, where he served as the public affairs director for five years. Prior to that, Mr. LaPoint spent six years as the housing and resident services director for Housing Works, the Central Oregon Regional Housing Authority. Mr. LaPoint also served for over three years as a homeownership counselor for NeighborImpact, Central Oregon’s Community Action Agency. Other prior service includes co-chair of Central Oregon’s Homeless Leadership Coalition (the region’s Continuum of Care); a member of the City of Bend’s Affordable Housing Committee, President of the Cascade Chapter of NAHRO (National Association of Housing Redevelopment Officials), Neighborhood Partnership’s Board of Directors, member of the community advisory council for Central Oregon’s CCO and one of the founding members of Icon City, a Central Oregon nonprofit organization.


C. (TC) SHARE Initiative office hours April 20

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

Request: Please share with CCO staff working on SHARE.

OHA staff will hold office hours to answer CCO questions about SHARE Initiative deliverables:

  • April 20, 9:30–10 a.m.

  • May 18, 9:30–10 a.m.

  • June 15, 9:30–10 a.m.

How to join:

  • Join here (no registration needed): https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NGIyM2YwOGEtMWJlNC00NmY4LWIyNWItM2ZmOTZkZjEwNGZk%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22658e63e8-8d39-499c-8f48-13adc9452f4c%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22d2779169-6d83-4179-b38c-6e3fce72634c%22%7d

  • Or call in (audio only): +1 971-277-2343,,878492774#

  • Phone conference ID: 878 492 774#


All SHARE templates and guidance documents are available here: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Pages/SHARE.aspx


D. (TC) VBP pre-interview questionnaire, PCPCH and CDA data template Due May 6 and 7

Contact: Lisa Krois (Lisa.R.Krois@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: FYI (was shared with CCO VBP points of contact 2/4/22).


E. (TC) Recruiting providers: Culturally responsive immunization presenter training Complete interest form

Contact: kaylaw@oafp.org

Request: Please share with provider networks.

The OHA Transformation Center is partnering with the Oregon Academy of Family Physicians, Boost Oregon, and Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (ORPRN) to bring culturally and linguistically robust education to rural communities and communities of color. We are seeking 20 clinicians who are passionate about vaccine education and serving their community to participate in this project.

  • Boost Oregon will provide speaker training, culturally appropriate messaging, slide decks and supplemental materials about COVID-19 vaccination to participating providers. Providers chosen will then give up to three 1–2 hour presentations. Presentations will be held at community gatherings, such as church events, community events and online events. Please share the attached flier.

  • Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

  • Clinicians will receive a $1,000 stipend for each presentation provided.

  • If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete the interest form: https://oafp.org/community/building-immunity-by-building-community/


F. (TC) VBP Roadmap progress report Now available

Contact: Lisa Krois (Lisa.R.Krois@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share with CCO staff working on VBP.

The VBP Roadmap progress report (OHSU, March 2022) is available here: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Documents/Oregon-Value-Based-Payment-Roadmap-for-CCOs-Progress-Report-March-2022.pdf

G. (TC) 2022 CAC demographic report guidance and template Now available

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

Request: Please share with your CCOs (was shared in CAC bulletin March 7).

Report guidance and a report template are now available for the 2022 CAC Demographic Report deliverable. This report is due June 30 to CCO.MCODeliverableReports@dhsoha.state.or.us.

Link: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Documents/2022%20CAC%20Demographic%20Report%20Template-final.docx


H. (TC) CAC member needs assessment survey

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

Request: Please share with your CCOs (was shared in CAC bulletin March 7).

The Transformation Center would like to gather feedback from CAC members about additional training needs they may have in the coming year. Please see below for links to a CAC member needs assessment survey in English and Spanish. These surveys will be open until April 30.


I. (TC) Provider webinar: COVID-19 therapeutics Recording available

Contact: Greg Desrosiers (Gregory.Desrosiers@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share with CCOs (to distribute to provider networks).

The Oregon Health Authority hosted a provider webinar focused on COVID-19 therapeutics. This new webinar provides insight on the available medications and their indications followed by a panel discussion featuring medical professionals from multiple health systems across Oregon, ending with Q&A. Panelists share their respective experiences on best practices, strategies on patient qualifications, timely testing methods, and outreach efforts.

  • Watch recording (March 10): https://youtu.be/zkDfSbq1eeE

  • Audience: Providers, CCOs, Nine Federally Recognized Tribes of Oregon, Oregon Medical Association, local public health authorities, hospitals, home health agencies and long-term care facilities in Oregon


J. (TC) Free, quick online tobacco cessation counseling training (with CME) On demand, 45 minutes

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

Request: Please share with CCO staff working on tobacco cessation.

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 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://learn.optum.com/redeem/or


K. PCPCH Standards Advisory Committee seeking members Apply by April 4

Contact: Susan El-Mansy (Susan.A.El-Mansy@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share with CCOs.

The Oregon Health Authority Patient-Centered Primary Care Home (PCPCH) Program is seeking people to serve on the PCPCH Standards Advisory Committee. We are looking for motivated leaders who are committed to advancing health equity, improving health care, and lowering health care costs in Oregon. The community listening session feedback provided to the PCPCH program last year will inform and guide the committee.


The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted that the current primary care system does not meet the needs of everyone living in Oregon, especially those who experience inequities because they either cannot access linguistically, culturally appropriate care, or do not engage with the primary care system at all. OHA has committed to ensuring the PCPCH program supports a primary care system that comprehensively addresses community-identified needs. The focus of the 2022 PCPCH Standards Advisory Committee will be to partner with OHA as we revise the standards to ensure all practices in the program are working to advance health equity and to contribute to Oregonians achieving optimal health.

  • Members: OHA invites applications from people who represent the following perspectives:

  • People who experience racism or racial injustice;

  • Residents of underserved or rural areas;

  • Equity advocates or professionals;

  • Bilingual or non-English speakers;

  • Representatives of federally recognized Tribes;

  • Traditional health workers;

  • Workers in the field of primary care;

  • Workers in the field of behavioral health;

  • Workers in the field of oral health;

  • Representatives from coordinated care organizations;

  • Representatives from health plans; and

  • Representatives from Independent Practice Associations or professional associations.

  • Commitment: OHA anticipates scheduling an introductory meeting for late June or early July, and then the committee will meet no more than twice a month for two hours from August to December 2022. Meetings will take place virtually using Zoom or Microsoft Teams, with an in-person option in Portland if COVID-19 gathering restrictions are lifted. OHA will reimburse travel costs, if needed. All committee meetings are public.

  • Application: If you are interested, please apply by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2022: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=6GOOZTmNnEmPSBOtyUUvTAmhINCepA5HugAQfJREHyVUQjFTQUxUSFkwN1kzM0VBNU1VVE82Q1BNRy4u

  • Alternate formats and languages: Everyone has a right to know about and participate in Oregon Health Authority committees. If you need this information in an alternate format (such as Braille, large print, audio or other formats) or in another language, please contact committee staff, Susan El-Mansy at susan.a.el-mansy@dhsoha.state.or.us or 503-467-8568. Additionally, if you need assistance with completing this form, please do not hesitate to reach out to the committee staff contacted listed above.


L. Oregon HPV dental toolkit Now available

Contact: Katherine Duarte, Chair, Oregon HPV Dental Task Force (kduarte@klamathcounty.org)

Request: Please share with CCO staff working on HPV vaccination and oral health.

The Oregon HPV Dental Task Force has released its new toolkit with materials you can share both on social media and in clinics: https://1click.dhsoha.oregon.gov/Citrix/RA-ExternalWeb/clients/HTML5Client/src/SessionWindow.html?launchid=1646943156362. Materials include a patient brochure, dental office poster, social media graphics and more. All patient/parent-facing materials are also available in Spanish. The toolkit was made possible through a collaboration of Immunize Oregon, Oregon HPV Prevention Alliance, American Cancer Society and OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.


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