OHSU announces new partnerships in southern Oregon to improve health care for the disadvantaged

10/03/13  Portland, Ore.

Media Alert


Oregon Health & Science University’s School of Nursing, in collaboration with OHSU’s School of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, School of Dentistry and Global Health Center, has created a new model to improve health outcomes for disadvantaged communities in southern Oregon and across the state.

The Interprofessional Care Access Network (I-CAN) Project is funded by a three-year Health Resources and Services Administration grant. It will expand partnerships among OHSU, neighborhood clinics and community health agencies statewide to design a more coordinated approach to addressing community health concerns.

OHSU’s interprofessional student care teams will partner with La Clinica West Medford Health Center, the Family Nurturing Center and St. Vincent de Paul and the clients they serve in southern Oregon. Students will work with community service providers to help clients navigate the health system and address barriers that may prevent clients from achieving a healthy lifestyle or accessing health care.

OHSU and its southern Oregon partners are hosting an event to share more information about the I-CAN Project. See details below.


Thursday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m.


La Clinica West Medford Health Center
1307 W. Main Street, Medford, OR 97501


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 news crew.

This I-CAN 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.