Access Challenges

Primary Care Providers

Oregon Association for Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS)

  • Virtual clinic services for small and rural hospitals
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Oregon Health Authority (OHA)

  • Analysis and management of primary care provider records with the federal government
  • Application for designation as a Medically Underserved Area, Medically Underserved Population, or Health Professional Shortage Area
  • Technical assistance and support for Federal Bureau of Health Workforce provider incentive programs
  • Oversight of the Medicaid Loan Repayment Program
  • Oversight and administration of the J1- Physician Visa Waiver Program
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Oregon Medical Board (OMB)

  • Meetings with training programs to help graduates stay in Oregon to practice
  • Licensing procedures that prioritize professionals who intend to practice in rural and frontier Oregon
  • Assistance for providers with a lapse in practice to re-enter their medical profession
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Oregon Office of Rural Health (ORH)

Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (ORPRN)

  • Behavioral Health Home Learning Collaborative (BHH LC)
  • Eastern Oregon Care Coordination (EOCC)
  • Empanelment technical assistance
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Oregon Office of Rural Health

  • Project ECHO & Telehealth Specialist for Critical Access Hospitals
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Specialist maps

Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (ORPRN)

  • Exploration of a statewide Project ECHO hub
  • Research on the utilization of Emergency Departments for oral disease
  • Training and on-site practice facilitation for developmental screening and referral for at risk children in rural Oregon
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Long Term Care

Department of Human Services Aging and People with Disabilities (DHS APD)

  • Information, referrals and resources to assist consumers and families
  • Community Access Initiative to address prevention, transportation and housing needs

Oregon Office of Rural Health

Forum on Aging in Rural Oregon | April 20 – 21, 2017
Report on Challenges Facing Oregon’s Rural and Frontier Home Health Agencies