What We Do

CCO Oregon is a statewide, nonprofit membership association that advocates and develops strategies for coordinated care and health transformation. Our vision is a healthcare system that better serves the health needs of all Oregonians, decreases cost, and improves overall population health.

Dr. Evan Saulino moderates a panel on Financial Sustainability of Coordinated Care at an CCO Oregon conference in 2018.

CCO Oregon’s vision is to hold objective space for subject matter experts from across the coordinated care model to convene and identify evidence-based, stakeholder-driven strategies and solutions that improve care, experience, and cost. Our primary role is to facilitate these convenings and organize issue-specific discourse. CCO Oregon discourse represents and is strengthened by the diversity of organizations we convene.

The current program focus areas are:

Behavioral Health;
Data Use and Systems;
Dental and Oral Health;
Pharmacy; and
Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity.

The workgroups meet regularly, have a co-chair(s), and are facilitated by CCO Oregon staff. Retreats happen a few times a year by program area and are hosted by the workgroups for a larger audience with a greater allocation of time. The agendas for each workgroup or retreat align with state-level policy discussions, national trends, and the interests of our members and the populations they serve.

download (12)The discussions CCO Oregon hosts lead to a lot of shared learning, often more questions, and sometimes potential shared action. The conversations touch on gaps and opportunities related to metrics, integration models, funding sustainability, alternative payment strategies and risk-based models, health information technology and health information exchanges, and more. Collaborative statements and comments may be submitted to decision-making bodies, policy boards, state and federal agencies, and/or legislative committees. Best practices and recommendations may inform the work our members due in their own organizations and communities.

Have ideas about a topic for discussion or interest in joining a work group? Email Samantha and add your voice!