Rural Health Care Transformation Conference

Conference Overview

On May 4th, 2012, ORPRN hosted a conference to share perspectives on how health care transformation innovation at the national and local levels could impact rural health care in Oregon.

Keynote speakers included Joe Robertson, President of OHSU, and Charlie Alfero, Director of the Center for Health Innovations for Hidalgo Medical Services in Silver City, New Mexico. Dr. Robertson gave the opening presentation that framed the importance of the conference to the state. Dr. Alfero presented his experience of using community health workers to improve population health, experience of care, and control cost.


Speakers & Presentations

All of the presentations below are available in downloadable PDF format.

Joe Robertson, President, Oregon Health & Science University

Charlie Alfero, Director, Center for Health Innovations, Hidalgo Medical Services, Silver City, NM
Planning and Delivering a Better Health System: Community Health Workers in a New Environment

Roger Rennekamp, Associate Dean for Outreach and Engagement, and Tom Eversole, Director of Strategic Development, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University
Capturing the Land Grant Legacy through Health Extension

Sharon Vail, Executive Director, Rimrock Health Alliance, Prineville, OR
Community-Based Recruiting, and Why It Works

Kristen Dillon, Columbia Gorge Family Medicine, Hood River, OR
The Healthcare Ecology of Hood River County: Research Results and Programs

Jeanene Smith, Director, Office for Oregon Health Policy Research
The Oregon Approach to Health Care Transformation, CCOs and PCPCHs

Troy Soenen, Director of Field Services, Oregon Office of Rural Health
Oregon's Rural Health Clinics and the Community Health Improvement Partnership