Initiatives

Gun violence: A public health issue

OHSU is a community of people dedicated to healing others and advancing scientific knowledge. With our country in the midst of a gun violence crisis, OHSU, along with Portland State University, the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health and a broad array of community stakeholders joined together to address gun violence as a public health issue. Learn more about the initiative.

Partners for healthy lives

 As Oregon’s only academic health center, OHSU has a special place in the life of Oregonians. We are a unique health and education resource for the state, and our goal is to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians.

We take pride in being a community leader, a good partner and a good neighbor. Learn about OHSU’s efforts in areas as varied as becoming an anti-racist institution and extending our reach into digital health care.

OHSU as a public corporation

Since becoming a public corporation in 1995, OHSU has grown substantially – serving more patients, educating more students and conducting more research than ever before.

OHSU as a Public Corporation: Launching a period of growth and programmatic excellence explains how the change in governance model from a state agency to a public corporation allowed OHSU to expand its missions while also taking greater responsibility for its decisions.

In this report, former OHSU President Joe Robertson, M.D., M.B.A., explores  essential questions such as: What was OHSU like before the change? What conditions made change necessary? What alternatives were considered? What benefits has the change brought? What does the future hold?