Oregon Office of Rural Health

Population Health Resources

ORH Programs and Resources

Readings and Resources

ORH has curated these articles and resources to assist rural health care facilities and practitioners advance their understanding of population health. We will continue updating this list as we identify additional resources, specific to rural population health. Please contact Stepha Dragoon | dragoon@ohsu.edu with your suggestions

Community Health Tools & Resources | Rural Health Value, The University of Iowa

Defining Rural Population Health and Health Equity | NOSORH (2020)

Division of Population Health | CDC

Improving Population Health: A Guide for Critical Access Hospitals | National Rural Health Resource Center (2014)

Oregon’s Toolkit for Implementing Value Based Payment (VBP) | Oregon Health Leaders Council

Population Health Toolkit | National Rural Health Resource Center

Rural Health Topic Guides | RHI Hub


Please see below to find population health data specific to Oregon counties and communities

Oregon by the Numbers | The Ford Family Foundation

Oregon State Guide | RHI Hub

Social Determinants of Health Database | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Solutions in Health Analytics for Rural Equity across the Northwest | Share NW: Data for Rural Health Equity

Project ECHO

Oregon ECHO Network is tele-mentoring program education for providers to learn about complex conditions, such as: Hepatitis C, Diabetes, pain management and substance use disorder. Through this program, Oregon health care professionals use videoconferencing to connect with specialists for multi-week interactive learning sessions. Expert presenters share their knowledge and clinicians bring their tough cases to get feedback from their peers and specialists. Programs are always free and most offer no-cost continuing education credits.

Please see this link for available program opportunities.

If you are outside of Oregon, find an ECHO program near you.


Stepha Dragoon | dragoon@ohsu.edu