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Local Voices Needed

Updated: Mar 11, 2021




Good morning.... We need your help to try something different for Malheur County. As journalists, those of us at the Malheur Enterprise know well the challenges in our community. The list of matters that could use fixing is long. And there are so many, it sometimes seems like making headway is frustrating. And many of these are not new clouds over the county. Child poverty. Domestic abuse. Shortage of places to live. Racial inequality. As journalists, our job is to reflect the community. That means we report a great deal on these problems. There is a different approach, and we want to head that way in a big way – solutions journalism. We have tried our hand at solutions reporting. Last summer, we provided the community a story on how other communities successfully provided oversight of their police agencies. And we documented how one rural county in California was able to keep its Covid rate down – providing potential lessons for Malheur County. What if the Enterprise could focus on just one community issue for a time? And what if instead of telling everyone what’s wrong, we seek out what’s right? And we did so over time – not just a quick in-and-out story? With such reporting focused on a single issue – such as child poverty – we would bring a sense of optimism. We would encourage community leaders, local government and ordinary citizens feel they can, indeed, make a difference. We would keep the spotlight on the matter and not let it get overrun by new challenges or old fatigue. Now, it’s your turn. Take five minutes and take our survey. LINK: Community survey The idea is to get a sense of what people in the community think are the top concerns. We can guess and we can consult all the experts on these matters. But we want to know what you, as a citizen, think. Feel free to share the link with others and those in any organizations you are part of. And if you have more expansive thoughts, don’t hesitate a moment to drop me a line by email at les@malheurenterprise.com. I have little doubt that a sense of hope will get us farther ahead. Together, we can make the community better. Your opinion is a key to how we do that.


 

2021 Main Street Economic Vitality Hubs


If you are interested, here is what we’d need from you for the moment: If you are interested in participating in the workshops, please respond to the scheduling polls below, and we will get the series of workshop dates on your calendars. If you still confirming your interest, but are available to participate in workshops, you are welcome to share your availability for the series, and then attend the first session to learn more. If at all possible, please share your availability by Thursday 2/11. If you can’t attend workshops, but would like to be involved in action planning in your community, you can let me know by email and I will make sure to keep you in the loop!

Don’t hesitate to call or email with any questions!

Lauren

Lauren Kolojejchick-Kotch Program Manager Rural Development Initiatives, Inc.

lkolokotch@rdiinc.org Cell: 208-939-6423


 

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Nubia Lazo, AA, CHW | Community Health Worker

Nlazo@vfhc.org | Valley Family Health Care | www.vfhc.org

(541) 889-6119 Phone | Fax (541) 889-6860


 

Innovator Agent Bulletin – 2/5/21


New Items:

A. (TC) Updated CAC FAQ (v6)

B. (TC) SBIRT Webinar Training Series February-September


Repeated Items:

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

B. (TC) 2021 Transformation and Quality Strategy Office Hours2/9 & 3/3, 11:30 a.m.-noon

C. (TC) Health-Related Services Office Hours 2/10, 3/9, 4/13

D. (TC) OHA COVID-19 Health Care Provider Webinars 2/11, 3/11, 4/8

E. (TC) REALD Lessons Learned for Phase 1 Organizations2/26, 3/15, 4/29

F. (TC) Patient-centered Counseling Virtual Trainings (no-cost CME available) April-June

G. (TC) CCO Health-Related Services Convening 2021: Using HRS for resilience and rebuilding after COVID-19 5/24-25

H. (TC) SHARE Initiative Webinar: Recording & Slides

I. (TC) SHARE Initiative Overview for Community Partners

J. Smokefree Oregon – New Cessation Campaigns

K. Capital Expansion for Health and Housing Partnerships Learning Collaborative 2/11, 3/4, 4/1, 4/22

L. Interprofessional Solutions for Racism in Primary Care 2/18, 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.


New Items

A. (TC) Updated CAC FAQ (v6)

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

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

The Transformation Center has updated the CAC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document, with information regarding the Supporting Health for All through REinvesment (SHARE) initiative, and CAC member demographic requirements. Click here to view the document: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Documents/CCO%202.0%20CAC%20FAQ%20v6.pdf


B. (TC) SBIRT Webinar Training Series February-September

Contact: antecedent@ohsu.edu or Alissa.Robbins@dhsoha.state.or.us

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

This SBIRT webinar training series is supported by the Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network’s (ORPRN) ANTECEDENT project. ANTECEDENT focuses on addressing unhealthy alcohol use in Oregon. The project team intends to work with over 80 primary care clinics and provide each clinic with the evidence and tools they need to help patients with moderate to severe Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) through the use of Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). See attached flyer for details.


Repeated Items:

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

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.


Drop-in connection details (no CME):

To connect, go to: https://echo.zoom.us/j/2382480348?pwd=d1dGS3lIeUt6QXRWR3p4d2x3VFlQUT09

Password: 874887


B. (TC) 2021 Transformation and Quality Strategy Office Hours 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


C. (TC) Health-Related Services Office Hours 2/10, 3/9, 4/13

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

Request: Please share with CCO staff that work with HRS flexible services or community benefit initiatives – or that work with the HRS Exhibit L annual report.

CCO staff are invited to participate in office hours in support of developing the 2020 CCO Health-Related Services (HRS) Exhibit L annual report. This series is hosted by the Oregon Health Authority’s Transformation Center. See attached flier for additional information.

Other Guidance: Additional HRS guidance, including an Exhibit L guidance document, are available on the Transformation Center HRS website: www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Pages/Health-Related-Services.aspx


D. (TC) OHA COVID-19 Health Care Provider Webinars 2/11, 3/11, 4/8

Contact: Britt Parrott (britt.d.parrott@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

Thank you for your leadership and partnership in helping to slow the spread and address the health impacts of COVID-19 in Oregon. With this rapidly changing situation, we want to get information out to healthcare providers across the state as quickly and clearly as possible. To provide a consistent venue for COVID-19 information sharing, OHA’s Chief Medical Officer, Dana Hargunani, M.D., will host regular information sessions for Oregon health care providers. All upcoming sessions will take place from noon-1 p.m.


E. (TC) REALD Lessons Learned for Phase 1 Organizations 2/26, 3/15, 4/29

Contact: Renee Harger (renee.a.harger@dhsoha.state.or.us) & Craig Mosbaek (craig.mosbaek@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) would like to announce the following learning series: REALD Lessons Learned for Phase 1 Organizations”. This meeting series will replace the REALD Technical Workgroup and focus on hearing from partners on lessons learned while operationalizing REALD. Please share with your operational leaders and colleagues and consider registering! If you’d like to present on lessons you’re organization has learned, please contact Renee Harger and Craig Mosbaek. Session dates & times:


Phase 1 Providers are:

  • Hospitals except for licensed psychiatric hospitals

  • Health care providers within a health system

  • Health care providers working in a federally qualified health center

F. (TC) Patient-centered Counseling Virtual Trainings (no-cost CME available) April-June

Contact: Contact Laura Kreger at Laura.E.Kreger@dhsoha.state.or.us

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

Registration is open for full-day virtual trainings focused on motivational interviewing and other patient-centered counseling skills.

  • Who: Primary care, behavioral health and dental care providers; clinic staff; and traditional health workers serving Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) members.

  • What: Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD, will lead sessions focused on increasing your confidence and skills to facilitate conversations with patients about sensitive topics. Examples will draw from tobacco use, diabetes management, adolescent immunization, well visits, and other priority topics related to CCO metrics and COVID-19. Evidence-based health communication models will include motivational interviewing, the FRAMES model and Five A’s for tobacco cessation counseling.

  • When: 5 dates to choose from, April-June

  • Where: Live Zoom videoconferencing

  • Register here: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Pages/Patient-Centered-Counseling.aspx


G. (TC) CCO Health-Related Services Convening 2021: Using HRS for resilience and rebuilding after COVID-19 5/24-25

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

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

What: Save the date! CCO Health-Related Services Convening 2021: Using HRS for resilience and rebuilding after COVID-19.

When: May 24 & 25, 2021 (half-day morning session both days, exact times TBD)

Who should attend: CCOs and their partners involved with health-related services, including community benefit initiatives and flexible services.

Goals: By attending this conference, participants can expect to:

  • Increase their understanding of HRS work at other CCOs

  • Learn about innovative approaches to HRS

  • Discuss and share ideas about leveraging HRS to promote community resilience and rebuilding in the post-COVID-19 context

Format: This will be a virtual convening with a mix of keynote presentations, CCO presentations and interactive sessions. CCOs will be invited to submit presentation proposals that showcase innovation, resilience or rebuilding in the following topic areas. Stay tuned for the call for proposals.

  • Addressing the statewide housing availability crisis

  • Increasing provider awareness and utilization of Flex Services

  • Creating complementary strategies for HRS & SHARE

  • Leveraging HRS to support implementation of CIE systems through community engagement

  • Braided funding strategies to leverage HRS resources

  • Sustaining partnerships built through COVID-19

  • Increasing access to behavioral health services and supports


H. (TC) SHARE Initiative Webinar: Recording & Slides

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

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

On 1/26, the OHA Transformation Center hosted a webinar on the Supporting Health for all through Reinvestment (SHARE) Initiative. See attached slides from the webinar, and click on the following link to view a webinar recording: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/1632714706702165510


I. (TC) SHARE Initiative Overview for Community Partners

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

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

The Transformation Center has created a new resource guide on the SHARE Initiative specifically for community partners. Click here to view the document: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Documents/SHARE%20Initiative%202pager%20final.pdf


J. Smokefree Oregon – New Cessation Campaigns

Contact: Sarah Wylie (sarah.a.wylie@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

Oregon Health Authority’s Smokefree Oregon campaign is running dual statewide paid media (advertising) campaigns, in Spanish and English, from mid-December 2020 through April 2021 to help people in Oregon quit tobacco and nicotine addiction. Every year, many people are motivated to quit as a New Year’s resolution. This year, helping people quit is more important than ever because:

● Cigarette, e-cigarette and cigar prices are increasing significantly on January 1. Smoking a pack a day will now cost close to $3,000 per year.

● As the number of COVID-19 cases surges, quitting smoking and vaping is an important way for people to protect themselves from developing serious complications from COVID-19.

CCOs and health systems are key partners for helping people to quit. This year, we anticipate high demand for cessation services from providers and insurers due to the price increase, which will also move CCOs closer to meeting tobacco performance metrics. If CCOs are interested in more information about the campaign, and member tools like social media posts or mailers, please contact Sarah Wylie at sarah.a.wylie@state.or.us or 971-200-9887.


English-Language Campaign: Quitting for Real

Quitting for Real uses new ads that show quitting tobacco is a journey, different for each person, and free help is available from the Oregon Quit Line at 1-800-QUIT NOW. New resources are available at SmokefreeOregon.com for individuals who want to quit tobacco with help or on their own, parents and caregivers of youth who use tobacco or vape products, and health care providers working with patients who want to quit tobacco.

● Ads will run on websites, social networks, billboards, and Google search from December 14 through the end of April. Search ads will continue through the end of 2021.

Spanish-Language Campaign: Vive sin Fumar

Vive sin Fumar was created entirely in Spanish, with and for the Latino community. The campaign includes expanded Spanish-language resources online. Vive sin Fumar is for Latinas/Latinos/Latinx people between 24 to 54 years old who want to quit tobacco or help a loved one quit. Using a positive tone and recognition of the achievements of the Latino community, it emphasizes connection, community experiences, support and a sense of belonging.

● The campaign will run from December 15, 2020 to February 15, 2021 on television, radio and social networks and will offer different forms of free tobacco cessation help in Spanish. It directs people to vivesinfumar.com or to call 1-855-DEJELO-YA.

K. Capital Expansion for Health and Housing Partnerships Learning Collaborative 2/11, 3/4, 4/1, 4/22

Contact: Jane.Bilger@csh.org or Jamie.Blackburn@csh.org

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

Are you exploring capital expansion for your health center? Are you working with community partners to address housing needs? Join our Learning Collaborative for Capital Expansion for Health and Housing Partnerships to understand how to leverage your capital project to meet broader community housing needs. CSH, a Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA) national technical assistance provider, is launching a new learning series for health centers interested in expanding their health services in collaboration with housing partners to strengthen health centers’ engagement in Social Determinants of Health and advance efforts to build a community’s safety net infrastructure.


Learning Collaborative Session Dates will take place 1-2:30 PM Eastern time on:

  • February 11th: Housing Models and Markets

  • Marth 4th: Roles and Responsibilities

  • April 1st: Capital Financing

  • April 22nd: Bringing the Pieces Together

Listen to the Introductory Webinar from January 14th by clicking here, and complete the online ‘CHS Health and Housing Capital Expansion Application of Interest.’ The applications will remain open until January 29, 2021.


Click Here to Apply


L. Interprofessional Solutions for Racism in Primary Care 2/18, 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Contact: ipci@georgefox.edu

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Enjoy a creative adult learning experience facilitated by healthcare professionals who personally represent Black, Indigenous & People of Color (BIPOC) communities.

  • Apply diversity, equity & inclusion concepts - decenter whiteness/decolonize interprofessional primary care.

  • Listen & process the experiences & perspectives of professionals from BIPOC communities.

  • Explore what success looks like in caring better for BIPOC communities in interprofessional primary care.


See additional information on CMEs, cost and registration in the attached flyer.




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