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Serve Day 2021 is moving forward!

Updated: Mar 11, 2021

Here is some information you may share on our behalf:

Project Suggestions and Volunteer Registrations are live on our website: http://serveday.info/

  • Attached you will find posters/fliers for print. Print and share as you would like!

  • Large posters (in Spanish and English) are available at Rodda Paint for pick up. Pick up what you need and please use what you pick up!

  • Attached you will also find our precautionary plan for this year’s event in light of the ongoing challenges presented by Covid-19.

  • If you would like a presentation for your organization or if you have any questions regarding the event, please contact me at director@serveday.info

Tammy Vogt

Director

Community Serve Day

director@serveday.info





EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

We are excited to share our latest TVCC newsletter with you! Please click on the following link to access the February College Connection and find out what is happening at TVCC!

https://www.tvcc.cc/newsletter/campus_connection_feb2021.cfm

Gina Roper, Executive Assistant

Treasure Valley Community


 


 

Annual Energy Assistance @ Community in Action




 

Subject: Distance Learning and Home Schooling for Kids and Young Adults - PLEASE FORWARD TO EDUCATORS AND PARENTS


Educators and parents-

Is Spring around the corner? As the seasons change, it's time to start thinking about and planning and preparing for wildfire! But anytime is a good time to talk fire safety. We are sending this now to provide some options to consider for virtual learning and start getting ready for wildfire. There are several great online resources to learn about wildland fire, wildfire prevention, fire safety in and around the home, and environmental education. Check out these sites below for opportunities and activities for online learning and lesson plans for multiple age groups. Keep in mind that the month of May is Wildfire Awareness Month, and the first Saturday in May is Wildfire Preparedness Day. Get involved and help keep our public lands and communities safer from wildfire!


Bureau of Land Management (BLM) - National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) rangeland fire safety videos

https://www.flickr​.com/photos/nifc/albums/72157714037906201


BLM - Learn

https://www.blm.gov/educators

https://www.blm.gov/kids


Smokey Bear

www.smokeybear.com

https://smokeybearlive.org/


The Ready Campaign

https://www.ready.gov/kids


National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Wildfire

http://www.sparky.org/


Oregon State Fire Marshall (OSFM)

https://www.oregon.gov/osp/programs/sfm/Pages/Wildland-Urban-Interface.aspx

https://www.oregon.gov/osp/programs/sfm/Pages/Youth-Fire-Safety.aspx


US Forest Service (USFS) Natural Inquirer - Wildfire Prevention

http://www.naturalinquirer.org/Smokey-Bear-Module-v-358.html


Others

https://keeporegongreen.org/kids-corner/

http://firefacts.org/

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/children.html


If you are interested in hands-on educational materials or "Wildfire Home Schooling Kits" that will help supplement these sources, you can pick up resources at the BLM main office in Vale or at the Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City (when open). Resources are subject to availability and funding. If your class or group is interested in speaking virtually or in person with a wildfire professional, fire prevention technician, or wildland firefighter, we are here to help. Call the number below to discuss the potential for scheduling a virtual meeting or presentation. These opportunities are subject to personnel availability, COVID restrictions, and fire activity.

Thank you,

Al Crouch

Fire Mitigation Specialist

Vale District Bureau of Land Management

100 Oregon St. Vale, OR 97918

541-473-6361 (office)

Region 9 - Columbia Pacific Northwest Region

 

Preschool Promise Applications

Children ages 3 or 4 by Sept 1, 2020 may be eligible for Preschool Promise. Foster Children are eligible and we have several spots open, at both private providers and center based, to finish out this school year. I have attached the screening form that can be filled out and sent to me or call me and we can fill it out together. Thanks for helping me get the word out!

--

Sincerely,

Tammy Pierce

Coordinated Enrollment Coordinator

Eastern Oregon Early Learning Hub

541-403-1900


[Full English Application] [Full Spanish Application]

 


[Referral Form]

 

BUSINESS MATTERS

Hello everyone!


I hope you are all staying as warm and well as can be! I’ve emailed, spoken with, or been referred to you as a great candidate to participate, or connector to others who would be great additions to the cohort, for our upcoming Main Street Economic Vitality Hub serving your area.


We are still in conversation with many of you, and are excited to have you involved! We want to make sure to allow plenty of time for everyone to get a chance to talk with us, talk with others in your community, get questions answered and consider how this support might be a benefit to you. Please disregard the first scheduling poll, and please do fill out the rest of them if you haven’t already – rather than squeezing our first session into February, we will kick-off the series with our Economic Vitality 101 session, starting the week of March 16th. Please share your availability for workshops through September in the scheduling polls below, by Friday, February 26th.


Please continue to share this invitation with your Main Street volunteers and staff, or if you don’t have a formal Main Street organization in your community, please share with community leaders that are eager to get involved in local economic vitality and business support efforts! There is no fee to participate, but RDI is asking that participating communities do their best to:

o Have at least (2) two members of your economic vitality team or representatives from your community participate in the workshops and work sessions. Workshops will require ~ 2 hours per month of your time to attend virtual sessions, and a couple hours in between workshops to prepare for the next session, or to be involved in action planning with your local team.

o Form or gather a local economic vitality team commit to complete local engagement work together between monthly workshops, and work together to complete or refine your downtown economic vitality plan. This tier of involvement may require ~ 2-4 hours per month. This team does not need to attend workshops, but individual members certainly can if they would like.

RDI’s intention is that communities participate in this regional hub to build relationships in their regional “economic vitality ecosystem” and strengthen their own capacity for impactful economic revitalization efforts and local small business support. Ultimately, RDI aims for you to come away from the series feeling confident in your team’s capacities, and to have an action plan to guide your local efforts. RDI will support participating communities who want to put together a local economic vitality action plan by the end of 2021, in whatever form it needs to take in your community.

As always, don’t hesitate to connect by phone or email with any questions. I’m happy to talk with you about how this program can support your local efforts.

Looking forward,

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

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



 


Grant Opportunities

The Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board is now accepting applications for the third round of Border Fund Program Grants. There are currently 3 grant programs open, please see below for details. All applications are due by March 31 by 5pm MT.


Community Improvement Planning Grant: Local governments may apply for this grant to complete community improvement planning such as master plans, transportation, airports, parks, etc. It can be used as a match with local, state, federal planning funds, feasibility studies, preliminary engineering, and initial cost estimates. Maximum grant for one entity is $100,000 for all projects.

To apply visit: https://oregoncf.org/grants-and-scholarships/grants/eastern-oregon-border-board-community-improvement-planning-grant/


Education and Workforce Training Grant: The Education and Workforce Training Grant will be awarded to local educational service providers for programs, equipment, or facility upgrades for workforce training that conforms with identified industry standards. Industry letters of support will be required to support the need for training. A one-to-one match is required. Maximum grant is $100,000 per project.

To apply visit: https://oregoncf.org/grants-and-scholarships/grants/eastern-oregon-border-board-education-and-workforce-training-grant/


Scott Fairley Memorial Edge Grant: The Edge Grant will be awarded to applicants who show they can enhance economic vitality and opportunity by way of innovative and creative solutions in the Border Region. It is open to all residents, land owners, schools, businesses, local governments, nonprofit organizations and community groups within the Border Region. Maximum grant is $25,000.

For information and to view the application questions visit: https://oregoncf.org/grants-and-scholarships/grants/eastern-oregon-border-board-scott-fairley-memorial-edge-grant/


The Program Handbook can be found on the Eastern Oregon Border Economic Board’s new webpage. It provides complete details about each program, eligible applicants, and the Border Board’s background and main priorities. https://oregoncf.org/grants-and-scholarships/grants-resources/eastern-oregon-border-board-resource-page/

Feel free to reply to this email with any questions.

Lisa Reeser

Board Coordinator

Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board

 

Innovator Agent Bulletin – 2/19/21


New Items:

A. (TC) CCO Health-Related Services Convening 2021: Using HRS for resilience and rebuilding after COVID-19 Call for Presentation Proposals!


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) Two new learning collaboratives: Meaningful Language Access Incentive Metrics and Traditional Health Workers (CCO 2.0) February-June

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

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

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

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

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

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

I. (TC) Virtual CAC Conference: Save the date! 6/8-9

J. (TC) Updated CAC-related CCO 2.0 contract deliverables document


New Items

A. (TC) CCO Health-Related Services Convening 2021: Using HRS for resilience and rebuilding after COVID-19 Call for Presentation Proposals!

Contact: Anona Gund (ANONA.E.GUND@dhsoha.state.or.us) or Anne King (kinga@ohsu.edu)

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

The Oregon Health Authority Transformation Center, in partnership with the Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network at OHSU (ORPRN), is issuing a call for presentation proposals for the 2021 Health-Related Services virtual convening (May 24-25, 2021).


We invite presentations from CCOs that showcase innovation in the topic areas listed below. We are especially interested in showcasing initiatives that are targeted at priority populations and center equity in their approaches. Presentations will be 30 minutes in length.


PRIORITY TOPIC AREAS

  • Addressing the statewide housing availability crisis

  • Increasing provider awareness and utilization of Flexible Services

  • Creating complementary strategies for HRS & SHARE

  • Leveraging HRS to support implementation of Community Information Exchange (CIE) systems through community engagement

  • Braided funding strategies to leverage HRS resources

  • Sustaining partnerships built through COVID-19 and the wildfires

  • Increasing access to behavioral health services and supports


PRESENTATION PROPOSALS

To submit a presentation proposal, please send a description with the following information to Anne King (kinga@ohsu.edu) by Friday, March 12. Proposals should be no more than one page in length and should specify:

  • Summary of initiative, including description of activities, relevant partnerships and outcomes

  • The goal of the initiative and the issue it seeks to address

  • Description of how equity is centered and/or priority populations are targeted

  • Alignment with priority topic areas listed above

  • Description of methods for audience engagement (see below)

  • Presenters (up to three)


AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT

We strongly encourage presenters to consider innovative alternative presentation formats that engage and entertain the audience more than traditional powerpoint presentations (keeping in mind that this convening will be virtual). Some suggested alternative formats could include:

  • Pecha Kucha storytelling

  • TED talk - style inspirational speech

  • Recorded video interviews or zoom calls with CCO and community partners

  • Other innovative formats-- be creative!


Details on the convening:

When: May 24 & 25, 2021 (9 am to 2 pm each day)

Who should attend: CCOs and their partners involved with health-related services, including Community Benefit Initiatives and Flexible Services. CCO staff working on HRS are the primary audience for this HRS convening. There may be relevant sessions that CCO partners working on HRS will benefit from attending. CCOs should work with their HRS partners to determine which partners to invite and to share the registration details.

Register in advance for the conference using this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlce6pqzkjGdwo8QYMaLo5XQws7wj1732L

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting, and a calendar invite.)


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 to leverage HRS resources

  • Sustaining partnerships built through COVID-19

  • Increasing access to behavioral health services and supports

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) Two new learning collaboratives: Meaningful Language Access Incentive Metrics and Traditional Health Workers February-June

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

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

The OHA Transformation Center, in partnership with the Division of Equity and Inclusion, is launching two, separate short-term learning collaboratives for CCO staff. These are designed to support activities to advance health equity. These learning collaboratives include:


  1. Implementation of the new health equity incentive measure regarding meaningful language access to culturally responsive health care services and

  2. Improved integration and increased utilization of traditional health workers (THWs).


These learning collaboratives will be convened virtually each month from February through June 2021. They will highlight peer learning and best practices among CCOs and will include subject matter experts to discuss key issues and relevant topics.


  1. The meaningful language access to culturally responsive health care services learning collaborative will meet on the fourth Friday of each month from 8:30am-10:00am. The dates for this learning collaborative will be February 26, March 26, April 23, May 28, and June 25. Click here to register for the meaningful language access to culturally responsive health care services learning collaborative learning collaborative.

  2. The traditional health workers learning collaborative will meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 3:00pm – 4:30pm. The dates for this learning collaborative will be February 24, March 24, April 28, May 26, and June 23. Click here to register for the THW learning collaborative.


Please be sure to register by 2/22!


Audience: CCO staff or CCO identified consultants or partners working closely with the CCOs on Traditional Health Worker requirements or the Meaningful Language Access metric.


C. (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.


D. (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:

  • 2/26, 2-3 p.m. Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reald-lessons-learned-for-phase-1-organizations-february-meeting-tickets-135382902907

  • 3/15, 3-4 p.m. Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reald-lessons-learned-for-phase-1-organizations-march-meeting-tickets-135384287047

  • 4/29, 1-2 p.m. Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reald-lessons-learned-for-phase-1-organizations-april-meeting-tickets-135384666181


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

E. (TC) 2021 Transformation and Quality Strategy Office Hours 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) Health-Related Services Office Hours 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


G. (TC) OHA COVID-19 Health Care Provider Webinars 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.


H. (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


I. (TC) Virtual CAC Conference: Save the date! 6/8-9

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

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

The Transformation Center will be hosting a virtual CAC conference on June 8-9. Session times are yet to be determined. Session topics will be discussed at the next CAC learning collaborative meeting on 3/9 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


J. (TC) Updated CAC-related CCO 2.0 contract deliverables document

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

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

The Transformation Center has updated a document detailing CAC-related CCO 2.0 contract deliverables. This version includes submission instructions for deliverables, as well as updated information regarding the SHARE Initiative. Click here to view the document: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Documents/CAC%20Contract%20Deliverables%20v4.pdf


Regards,


Tom Cogswell

Project Coordinator

OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY

Health Policy and Analytics Division

Transformation Center