Currently Recruiting Projects:

SDOH-HE: Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity Population Approaches to Chronic Disease Prevention, 2022-2023

  • Why: Support for clinics that want to use social needs data to inform clinical decision-making, and develop population-based approaches to prevent and manage chronic diseases.
  • Who is eligible:  The team is recruiting 25 clinics from across Oregon
  • What: The 9-month program involves 2 webinars and up to 12 hours of one-on-one technical assistance, including free EHR specialist support. Each clinic will work with ORPRN to develop and implement a quality improvement intervention of their choosing related to social needs and chronic disease prevention. 
  • To get involved: Please contact or call (971) 229-9303.

SMARTER CRC: Screening More Patients for Colorectal Cancer in Rural and Frontier Settings

  • Why: SMARTER CRC seeks to support rural clinics to deliver successful cancer screening outreach in rural settings. Compared to adults living in urban centers, adults living in rural and frontier communities have lower colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and follow-up rates. Relying on partnerships with clinics and regional organizations, the SMARTER CRC study is testing the scale-up of targeted mailed fecal tests and patient navigation programs.
  • Who is eligible: We are recruiting health care or community organizations (health plans, CCOs, health or clinic systems, or clinical practices) interested in improving rates of CRC screening using an outreach program.
  • What: Participating partners will be invited to a series of CRC learning collaborative sessions to learn how to plan for and implement a mailed fecal testing and patient navigation program. Our team will provide technical assistance and help train your organization to develop or extend an outreach program to those due for screening. We are especially interested in organizations with a rural or underserved population.
  • To get involved: Please contact SMARTERCRC at for more information.