Social Determinants of Health

CCO Oregon hosted a conference focused on the Social Determinants of Health in June 2017 with nearly 300 coordinated care stakeholders in attendance. The workgroup reconvened in November 2017 engaging additional stakeholders from across Oregon representing CCOs, service organizations, federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), insurers, and providers. Targeted workgroup projects may examine: housing risk, kindergarten readiness, food insecurity, health-related services, risk-adjustment models, and more.

In 2018, the workgroup presented public comment to the Medicaid Advisory Committee and other governing bodies regarding the potential of coordinated care to mitigate the adverse effects of social determinants of health on populations served.

Workgroup Co-Chairs
John Duke, Cascadia Behavioral Health
Sam Engel, AllCare Health CCO

Attending Organizations 
AllCare Health CCO
CareOregon
Cascadia Behavioral Health
Coalition of Community Health Clinics
Columbia Gorge Health Council
Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc.
Housing First
Jackson Care Connect CCO
Oregon Food Bank
Oregon Health Authority
Oregon Primary Care Association
PacificSource
Primary Health Family CCO
St. Charles Health System
Tuality Health Alliance
Umpqua Health Alliance CCO
Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Clinics
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic

Please contact Maggie Weller, Policy and Program Director, to get involved.