COVID 19

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...

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 Health...

By Mark Tsuchiya, Marketing and Development Director, Aviva Health In 1992, Aviva Health—then known as the Open Door Clinic—first began providing free basic health services to underserved children and adults living in Douglas County in a small storefront located in downtown Roseburg. In those early years,...

By Francisco Garcia, Management Analyst - Community Engagement Strategist, Integrated Clinical Services, Multnomah County Health Department As the home to Portland, Oregon’s largest city, Multnomah County has a long, albeit imperfect history of prioritizing public health, dating back even before the founding of Oregon in 1859. Historically, Multnomah...

By Nicole Rideout, Communications Specialist, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare For more than 40 years, Cascadia has been the community health and housing safety net provider for Oregonians of all ages experiencing mental health and addiction challenges, trauma, poverty, and homelessness. Through the delivery of whole health care—integrated...

By Karen Elliott, Development Director, Rogue Community Health Even before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people in southern Oregon struggled with food insecurity. For the past three years, Rogue Community Health Community Health Workers (CHWs) have been delivering food boxes to its members. CHWs...

By Leigh Ann Hoffhines, Communications Manager, Rinehart Clinic  As the current public health emergency unfolded and it became clear that a different, safer, approach to care was needed, the Rinehart Clinic team worked quickly to implement telehealth options. Recognizing that a number of our patients do...