How We Do It

The Central Oregon Health Council partners with local nonprofits, health providers, government agencies, and more, to create a healthier Central Oregon. We provide valuable data through health assessments, bring health providers together to discuss quality, and allow the community to decide where to invest for their next big (or small) project.

RHIP Workgroups

Regional Health Improvement Plan (RHIP) workgroups are groups of community members and subject-matter experts whose mission is to achieve the metrics outlined in the chapters of the current RHIP. Each group has the authority to fund projects it decides are vital to achieve their four-year goals.

RHIP Workgroups

Regional Assessments

Every four years the Central Oregon Health Council researches, writes, and publishes a Regional Health Assessment, which contains the most up-to-date data available on our region. The assessment spans categories such as demographics, prevalence of disease, environmental factors, housing availability, and much more.

Regional Assessments

Pain Standards Task Force

This group of volunteers seeks to reduce the impact of the opioid crisis through education and awareness. Since 2015 they have provided trainings to local professionals, given free life-saving Naloxone to agencies in need, and informed pain treatment guidelines at the state and local levels. Visit copainguide.org to learn more.

Quality Incentive Measures

Quality Incentive Measures are determined by the state to ensure equitable, quality delivery of health care to patients with Medicaid/OHP coverage. Incentives can be earned by clinics and hospitals if their care exceeds the state’s standards.

Quality Incentive Measures

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