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Media coverage 

The I-CAN project is all about getting out in the community, and from time to time we receive media attention for the work that we're doing. We've been covered in internal and external publications, and have been featured on local news.

  • I-CAN West Medford NCAPP, led by Dr. Heather Voss, celebrated five years of partnership and was recognized in a Medford Mail Tribune article.
  • Former I-CAN Core Team Member, Launa Rae Mathews, was awarded the Oregon Public Health Association Lifetime Achievement Award for her work on the I-CAN program and service to the OHSU School of Nursing. 
  • The I-CAN program was mentioned in Chapter 7 of Curriculum Development and Evaluation in Nursing Education by Kimberly Baxter.
  • The ribbon cutting celebration for new I-CAN Neighborhood Rockwood was featured in a segment on KATU-TV.

  • The expansion to I-CAN Rockwood was featured on OHSU News Hub

  • I-CAN Faculty-in-residence, Beth Doyle, featured in Oregon Health &Science University School of Nursing Get to Know Us series
  • Monmouth I-CAN program participants interviewed by the Polk County Itemizer-Observer.
  • OHSU School of Nursing, Ashland campus and I-CAN site was recognized with the Southern Oregon Child and Family Council Community Partner Award from Southern Oregon Head Start, an I-CAN partner.

  • Two I-CAN Community Partners were recently recognized for outstanding service, La Clinica Health Centerreceived the Outstanding Community Partner Award from OHSU Center for Diversity and Inclusion. Another I-CAN partner, Lutheran Community Services was a finalist for the award.
  • Beth Doyle, I-CAN Faculty in Residence in the Old Town Neighborhood, won the OHSU School of Nursing Excellence in Teaching Award in 2017.
  • I-CAN Director, Peggy Wros, was recently interviewed by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. 
  • I-CAN was featured on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing website (AACN). 
  • An article about the I-CAN project was published in the Winter 2013 Oregon Health & Science School of Nursing Connections Newsletter
  • We were featured in The Skanner in March 2013 
  • Our launch event in Medford in October 2013 was covered by KOBI news and KMVU news stations.

I-CAN/Kaiser Permanente denture grant

Not being able to chew your food isn't a pleasant experience, but it's a reality faced by many in the state of Oregon including those experiencing homelessness, refugees, and low-income individuals. OHSU's Community Dentistry program has been working with a generous grant from Kaiser Permanente to provide access to dentures for patients seen by OHSU's Interprofessional Care Access Network (I-CAN) in Multnomah County.

From normal patient assessment visits through the I-CAN program, the severe need for oral health services, particularly dentures, has become very apparent. Through this successful pilot program, OHSU's School of Dentistry students identify patient candidates during routine home care visits alongside Nursing, Pharmacy, and Medical students. Those patients are referred to dentists at OHSU's Russell Street Clinic in Portland for a full assessment of their need for dentures by a licensed dentist. Two to four qualifying candidates a month have gone through a treatment plan and received dentures through Kaiser Permanente's dental laboratory service. The end result has been improved health for disadvantaged and underserved patients and families.

I-CAN Team group photo

Have more questions? Feel free to reach out to ican@ohsu.edu