About the Oregon Office of Rural Health

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The mission of the Oregon Office of Rural Health (ORH) is to improve the quality, availability, and accessibility of health care for rural Oregonians.

Our vision is to serve as a state leader in providing resources, developing innovative strategies and cultivating collaborative partnerships to support Oregon rural communities in achieving optimal health and well-being.

The Oregon Office of Rural Health (ORH) has been the coordinating body for rural and frontier health in Oregon since 1979. ORH partnered with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in 1989 to increase its ability to bring statewide resources to rural areas. Supported by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), the state of Oregon and OHSU, ORH offers assistance to hospitals, clinics and communities to strengthen the rural and frontier health care delivery system. The $3,531,069 annual budget is 38 percent state-funded and 39 percent federally funded. 23 percent of the budget is generated from service fees.

To learn about the services provided by the office, read the Oregon Office of Rural Health brochure.

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