OHSU partners with community organizations to serve disadvantaged Oregonians

03/05/13  Portland, Ore.


Oregon Health & Science University’s School of Nursing, in partnership with OHSU’s School of Medicine and Global Health Center, has created a new project designed to improve health outcomes for disadvantaged Oregonians.

The project, funded by a three-year Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant, will expand partnerships between OHSU, neighborhood clinics and community health agencies statewide to design a more coordinated approach to addressing community health concerns.

The project will build student care teams that help clients navigate health systems and other community service organizations, such as Central City Concern, the Macdonald Center and Neighborhood House, which provide services that impact health outcomes, including housing assistance, food aid, financial management and education.

An upcoming announcement event will celebrate the partnership, share more about the project and reveal what parts of Oregon the program will expand to over the next three years.


Tuesday, March 12, 1 p.m.


Central City Concern’s Old Town Recovery Clinic
33 NW Broadway, Portland, OR 97209


The event will include refreshments, short remarks from project partners and a ceremonious signing of the project agreement. Please call 503-494-8231 if you plan to send a crew.

This project is supported by funds from the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under grant number UD7HP25057 and title “Interprofessional Care Access Network” for $1,485,394. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the BHPr, HRSA, DHHS or the U.S. government.

About OHSU

Oregon Health & Science University is the state’s only academic health and research university. As Portland's largest employer with nearly 14,000 employees, OHSU's size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support not found anywhere else in the state. OHSU serves patients from every corner of Oregon and is a conduit for learning for more than 4,300 students and trainees. OHSU is the source of more than 200 community outreach programs that bring health and education services to each county in the state.