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.

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

CAH Quality 101 Training Session 2

April 28, 2021
Presented by Susan Runyan, CEO, Runyan Health Care Quality Consulting

The Oregon Office of Rural Health is offering CAH quality staff and leaders an opportunity to participate in a new series called the CAH Quality 101 Training Program which will consist of two, one hour virtual trainings followed by six, monthly Open Office Hour sessions that will provide continuing education and peer to peer learning and sharing opportunities. This work is being led by Susan Runyan of Runyan Health Care Quality Consulting who is a well-known quality consultant in the CAH world and also works with the Kansas Hospital Association and Kansas State Flex Program.

This opportunity is aimed to teach best practices in quality improvement, data abstracting, data reporting and process improvement. This will be 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 and slides

Not Just Bureaucracy: Oregon’s Office of Aging and People with Disabilities and YOU

April 15, 2021

You may not realize it, but the State of Oregon has a variety of programs and supports that can help keep older adults safe, independent, and able to choose how they want to live their lives. This presentation will cover many of the different resources, services and supports available to older adults through government programs, how to advocate successfully, and some of the innovative partnerships happening in rural communities. You might even learn some new acronyms along the way!

Objectives

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the functions of the Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and Aging and Disability Resource Connections (ADRCs) and how they benefit older adults
  • Discuss different long-term care settings and what distinguishes each type of setting
  • Understand how to advocate for passage of bills, how to participate in the rule-making process, and the role of the Governor’s Commission on Senior Services (GCSS)
  • Explain the role of Adult Protective Services (APS) and when to report suspected or witnessed abuse

Presenter
Ann McQueen, MS, PhD | Community Services and Supports Manager | Aging and People with Disabilities Program | Oregon Department of Human Services

Video and slides

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 and 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)

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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 and slides