ORH Funding Sources

The Oregon Office of Rural Health administers and offers several funding sources for rural Oregon health care providers and sites.


Elder Services Innovation Grant Program

ORH is pleased to announce its Elder Services Innovation Grant Program.  We anticipate awarding up to three grants of up to $10,000 for projects that make it easier for rural Oregonians to age in place.  Proposals are due June 30, 2017; the request for proposals can be found here: Elder Services Innovation Grant Program

CAH Financial and Operational Improvement Grant

ORH is pleased to announce funding for Critical Access Hospitals for financial and operational improvement analysis and planning. To be eligible, the CAH must be actively participating in Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Program (MBQIP) reporting. More details can be found here: CAH Financial + Operational Improvement Grant Opportunity

CAH Care Coordination Grant

ORH is pleased to announce funding for Critical Access Hospitals to implement/expand a care coordination project. Proposals are due August 15th. More details can be found here. CAH Care Coordination Grant

Telehealth Pilot Project

The Oregon Office of Rural Health, in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), are making available Telehealth Pilot Project Grants designed to: support Oregon’s coordinated care model and health care transformation, identify and spread health care innovation and promote the triple aim of better health, better care and lower costs.

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HERO: Helping EMS in Rural Oregon

Oregon is a large and beautiful state. From the gorgeous coastline to the mountaintops of eastern Oregon, and all the geological wonders in between, Oregon has it all. Most of us assume that if we have a medical emergency while we’re out exploring our wonderful state, help is just a 9-1-1 call away. That is true, but what you may not realize is that in many rural parts of this state the people who respond to that 9-1-1 call are volunteers. Without these volunteers the response to a 9-1-1 call could be hours away.

These volunteers take time off work and away from their families to become Emergency Medical Responders (formerly licensed as First Responders) and EMS Providers (formerly licensed as EMTs). They pay out of their own pockets to get the training needed to respond when you call -- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. But more and more, these volunteers simply can’t afford the ongoing tuition and related travel costs. They need your help.

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