Covid Vaccinations

COVID Vaccinations

The latest COVID vaccination information for rural Oregon, updated as we receive new information.

Covid Resources

COVID Resources

We recognize that information related to COVID-19 changes daily, if not hourly. We are committed to providing you—our rural health facilities and services—with the most up-to-date information we have from vetted sources to address your questions. We will keep this webpage updated with the most current information we have as it evolves.

2021 Forum on Aging in Rural Oregon

Forum on Aging in Rural Oregon

The Oregon Office of Rural Health (ORH) will host the 2021 Forum on Aging in Rural Oregon as a virtual learning series. Please join us the third Thursday of each month from 2-3 PM beginning March 18, 2021. Details will be posted on the 2021 Forum on Aging webpage as they are confirmed.

2021 Oregon Rural Health Conference

Oregon Rural Health Conference

The annual Oregon Rural Health Conference is the largest gathering in Oregon dedicated to sharing information and showcasing innovative approaches to health and the delivery of health care in rural Oregon. The conference brings together providers, administrators, consumers, policy makers and others to exchange ideas and share expertise.

Webinars

All ORH Webinars are listed below. For specific webinars, please use these links:
CAH Webinars | Forum on Aging Webinars | RHC Webinars

  • CAH Quality 101 Training Session 1
    April 7,2021

    Presented by Susan Runyan, CEO, Runyan Health Care Quality Consulting

    The CAH Quality 101 Training Series is an opportunity aimed to teach best practices in quality improvement, data abstracting, data reporting and process improvement. This is an excellent opportunity for newer staff or for staff who may be well into their quality role but has not had the opportunity to receive targeted training in the area of quality. It is also a great refresher for more seasoned staff. Your entire quality team is invited to participate. In addition, a variety of tools/resources will be provided to assist staff in their roles in your quality department.
    Video
    Slides

  • A Conversation About Resilience in Native American Communities
    March 18, 2021

    The intent of this conversation is to foster cultural competency among health professionals to serve Native American Elders. A focus in this session is the Q&A.

    Objectives

    • Explore an overview of American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) history to build understanding of intergenerational trauma, personal trauma, and mistrust of institutions which have resulted in health disparities.
    • Discover several models/tools/resources that can be used to provide services with more cultural humility to our AI/AN patients.
    • Use the Q&A forum to answer specific audience questions and share personal and professional experiences from three Native American professionals across the social work and public health fields.

    Presenters

    • Kerri Smith Slingerland, LCSW, MS, CBIS, CADC III
      (she/her/hers)
    • Darin Smith, MPH, MSW
      (they/them/their)
    • Derek Smith, MSW, MPH
      (he/him/his)

    Video
    Slides

  • How to Be Your Own Consultant
    March 18, 2021

    Presented by Lauren K. Harris, FACMPE
    Harris Healthcare Consulting, LLC

    Partnering with practices to identify and achieve their goals- Lauren is passionate about medical practices and enjoys partnering with them to see them succeed. After years of honing her skills within large and small organizations of multiple specialties, including RHC and School-Based Health Centers, she started her own consulting practice in July 2020. She partners directly with practitioners and leaders to provide business and operation expertise. Lauren started her healthcare management career in 1992, and achieved her MGMA/CMPE certification in 2008 and her FACMPE certification in 2013.
    Video
    Slides

  • Resilience, Relationships, Compassion and COVID
    March 11, 2021

    Presented by Lauren K. Harris, FACMPE
    Harris Healthcare Consulting, LLC

    Partnering with practices to identify and achieve their goals- Lauren is passionate about medical practices and enjoys partnering with them to see them succeed. After years of honing her skills within large and small organizations of multiple specialties, including RHC and School-Based Health Centers, she started her own consulting practice in July 2020. She partners directly with practitioners and leaders to provide business and operation expertise. Lauren started her healthcare management career in 1992, and achieved her MGMA/CMPE certification in 2008 and her FACMPE certification in 2013.

    • Identify what resilience is and how to practice it
    • Understand the value of work relationships and how to create and build them
    • Learn techniques for knowing and taking care of ourselves
    • Understand what compassion is and how to practice it with ourselves and others
    Video
    Slides

  • Employee Engagement and Teambuilding
    February 25, 2021

    Presented by Lauren K. Harris, FACMPE
    Harris Healthcare Consulting, LLC

    Partnering with practices to identify and achieve their goals- Lauren is passionate about medical practices and enjoys partnering with them to see them succeed. After years of honing her skills within large and small organizations of multiple specialties, including RHC and School-Based Health Centers, she started her own consulting practice in July 2020. She partners directly with practitioners and leaders to provide business and operation expertise.  Lauren started her healthcare management career in 1992, and achieved her MGMA/CMPE certification in 2008 and her FACMPE certification in 2013.
    Video
    Slides