CARAVAN: The MISSION Act's Impact on Rural Veteran Access to and Experience of Care
- Why: Exploring rural Veteran perspectives on community care and evaluating the impact of the MISSION Act’s expansion on access to care
- Who is eligible: Rural Oregon Veterans enrolled in the VA; rural VA & non-VA primary care clinical staff & administrators who provide care for rural Oregon Veterans
- What: The CARAVAN team will interview up to 25 rural Veterans and up to 25 VA & non-VA primary care clinical staff & administrators to better understand rural Veteran experiences with care within the first year of MISSION Act implementation. Participants will engage in one interview each of length up to one hour and will receive a gift card as a thank you.
- To get involved: Please contact CARAVAN@ohsu.edu or call (503) 551-8122
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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: Clinics located in rural or frontier Oregon with 30 or more Medicaid patients who are eligible for colon cancer screening
- What: Participating clinics will receive free staff Patient Navigation Training, technical assistance with fecal testing programs to raise colon cancer screening rates, and access to centralized implementation support for colon cancer screening.
- To get involved: Please contact Emily Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (503) 318-2293
Social Determinant of Health and Health Equity Population Approaches to Diabetes and Heart Disease Prevention
- Why: Social determinants of health (SDOH) and health equity (HE) are now broadly recognized as having a major impact on chronic disease. Conditions where people live and structural inequities related to race, language, income, zip code, and disability factor strongly in people’s ability to receive evidence-based preventive services and practice healthy lifestyle activities. This makes SDOH-HE population-based approaches a key strategy for prevention of chronic disease.
- Who is eligible: Clinics in Oregon that are collecting social determinants of health data
- What: The project team will support 15 clinics through a combination of education and technical assistance to use their SDOH-HE data to inform clinical decision-making, and develop population-based approaches to prevention of diabetes and heart disease.
- To get involved: Please contact Sara Wild, project manager, at email@example.com or call (971) 229-9303