About the Oregon Office of Rural Health

About the Oregon ORH

The mission of the Oregon Office of Rural Health (ORH) is to improve the quality, availability, and accessibility of health care for rural Oregonians.

The Oregon Office of Rural Health (ORH) has been the focal point for rural health in Oregon since 1979. ORH partnered with Oregon Health & Science University in 1989 to increase its ability to bring statewide resources to rural areas. Supported by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, the state of Oregon and Oregon Health  & Science University, ORH offers assistance to hospitals, clinics and communities to strengthen the rural health care delivery system. The $3,015,893 annual budget is 42 percent state-funded and 42 percent federally funded. Sixteen percent of the budget is generated from service fees.

To learn about the services provided by the office, read the Oregon Office of Rural Health brochure.