School of Nursing

Community Partners

Established in 2013 I-CAN works with local partner agencies in urban and rural communities across Oregon. Through home visits, nursing student teams work with clients over a period of time to identify goals and develop a care plan. Many plans are focused on navigating the health care system, increasing health awareness, and connecting clients with available resources within your community.

Typical I-CAN routine visits include up to two hours of confidential weekly meetings with the client’s assigned OHSU Nursing Student care team. Meetings may occur in the home, medical office, agency or public place of the client’s choice. 

Students help with getting dental, mental and medical care for I-CAN clients. Along with help scheduling appointments and providing nutrition education. Students connect clients with community programs for food, housing and bill assistance. The I-CAN program supports clients by: 

  • Setting and achieving goals. 
  • Identifying concerns. 
  • Answering questions about health care visits. 
  • Helping to arrange medical transport and access to safety devices.
  • If needed, interpreter services are easily available.

If your organization is interested in participating, please reach out to

Community partners

Klamath Falls
Sky Lakes Medical Center Outpatient Care Management Services
Klamath and Lake Community Action Services
NW Human Services
Salem Health – West Valley Hospital
Polk County Family and Community Outreach
Polk County Health Services: Public Health and Behavioral Health

Multnomah County
Lutheran Community Services
Catholic Charities
OHSU Family Medicine at Richmond
Mid-County Health Center
Gresham Fire and Emergency Services
Reynolds School District
Together We Are Greater Than
Wallace Medical Concern 
West Medford
Family Nurturing Center
La Clinica
Head Start
Ashland Fire & Rescue

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Current I-CAN community partners

Current partners, do you have a client you want to refer to us? Use the form below.

About I-CAN

Explore the core elements of I-CAN, view our client, student and population impact, or learn more about our community partners;

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Download the summary guide to the I-CAN program.