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THIS BLOG OFFERS UPDATES ON OPCA’S POLICY AND ADVOCACY ACTIVITY, THE LATEST ON FEDERAL AND STATE LEGISLATIVE ACTION, POSTS ABOUT FEDERAL AND STATE REGULATORY CHANGES, AND ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITIES. LEARN ABOUT BEST PRACTICES IN ENGAGING YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS, AND THE PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES AFFECTING HEALTH CARE AND HEALTH CENTERS. THE BLOG IS EDITED BY OPCA STAFF AND WRITTEN PRIMARILY BY OPCA’S EXPERTS ON PUBLIC POLICY.

OPCA Annual Awards 2022: CHC Advocacy

The Oregon Primary Care Association (OPCA) is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2021-2022 Awards of Excellence.

Every year, individuals and teams are nominated by their peers for outstanding work achieved in support of underserved and marginalized patients and communities in Oregon. A full description of the work these receipts do to improve access to healthcare and how they change their community can be found in this blog post.

OPCA Annual Awards 2022: Access & Sustainability

The Oregon Primary Care Association (OPCA) is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2021-2022 Awards of Excellence.

Every year, individuals and teams are nominated by their peers for outstanding work achieved in support of underserved and marginalized patients and communities in Oregon. A full description of the work these receipts do to improve access to healthcare and how they change their community can be found in this blog post.

OPCA Annual Awards 2022: Health Equity & Social Justice

The Oregon Primary Care Association (OPCA) is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2021-2022 Awards of Excellence.

Every year, individuals and teams are nominated by their peers for outstanding work achieved in support of underserved and marginalized patients and communities in Oregon. A full description of the work these receipts do to improve access to healthcare and how they change their community can be found in this blog post.

OPCA Annual Awards 2022: Health Equity & Social Justice -Posthumous Award

The Oregon Primary Care Association (OPCA) is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2021-2022 Awards of Excellence.

Every year, individuals and teams are nominated by their peers for outstanding work achieved in support of underserved and marginalized patients and communities in Oregon. A full description of the work these receipts do to improve access to healthcare and how they change their community can be found in this blog post.

OPCA Annual Awards 2022: Innovation & Leadership in Transformation

The Oregon Primary Care Association (OPCA) is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2021-2022 Awards of Excellence.

Every year, individuals and teams are nominated by their peers for outstanding work achieved in support of underserved and marginalized patients and communities in Oregon. A full description of the work these receipts do to improve access to healthcare and how they change their community can be found in this blog post.

OPCA Annual Awards 2022: Health Equity & Social Justice

The Oregon Primary Care Association (OPCA) is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2021-2022 Awards of Excellence.

Every year, individuals and teams are nominated by their peers for outstanding work achieved in support of underserved and marginalized patients and communities in Oregon. A full description of the work these receipts do to improve access to healthcare and how they change their community can be found in this blog post.

OPCA Annual Awards 2022: CHC Value

The Oregon Primary Care Association (OPCA) is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2021-2022 Awards of Excellence.

Every year, individuals and teams are nominated by their peers for outstanding work achieved in support of underserved and marginalized patients and communities in Oregon. A full description of the work these receipts do to improve access to healthcare and how they change their community can be found in this blog post.

OPCA and Wallace staff, along with Interim Medicaid Director Dana Hittle meet at Rockwood Medical Clinic

National Health Center Week 2022: Wallace Hosts Medicaid Interim Director and OPCA

Interim Medicaid Director, Dana Hittle, and her staff visited Wallace health center during National Health Center Week. It was an incredible opportunity for Director Hittle and her staff to see what Wallace is doing in the Rockwood community, as well as learn more from OPCA staff about the larger FQHC movement and APCM program, which Oregon Health Centers are spearheading across the state. We look forward to holding similar events in the future and are grateful to Wallace for graciously hosting this event!

Origin Stories: OPCA

By OPCA Communications The Oregon Primary Care Association (OPCA) was founded in 1984 by a group of five or six Oregon safety net clinics and the Oregon Office of Health Policy. Many of the founding clinics had been established during the War on Poverty, some as volunteer-run clinics, others as

Origin Stories: Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare

By Jennifer Moffatt, Senior Director of Communications, and Nicole Rideout, Communications Specialist, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare Cascadia was formed when Multnomah County’s quadrant of mental health service providers merged over time. The four quadrants, the North-Northeast Community Health Center, Mental Health Services West, Mt. Hood Community Mental