Join a Workgroup

Workgroups are where the community and subject matter experts come together to achieve a common goal. Each workgroup has the authority to fund projects, support existing programs, and pilot new ones that drive the metrics inside the Regional Health Improvement Plan (RHIP).

Who can be a member? Anyone. How many can you sign up for? As many as you want. The only requirement to keep up your membership is to attend regularly. Read the descriptions of each workgroup topic below to find the one you feel is best for you.


Address Poverty and Enhance Self Sufficiency

Aim: Individuals and families in Central Oregon experiencing poverty are provided equitable access and connected to appropriate resources that help them overcome obstacles to self-sufficiency and address health challenges.

Meets on the third Tuesdays from 11-12:30 in Bend.


Behavioral Health: Increase Access and Coordination

Aim: Increase equitable access to skilled and coordinated care between outpatient specialty behavioral health* and the larger health system, including primary care, while decreasing barriers (e.g. stigma, availability of appropriate mental health providers etc.) to ensure an effective and timely response.
*Specialty Behavioral Health includes mental health, substance abuse, and developmental services that are delivered in specialty settings (outside of primary care).

Meets on the third Wednesdays from 1-2:30 in Bend.


Promote Enhanced Physical Health Across Communities

Aim: Equitably and measurably ensure all Central Oregonians improve health behaviors and reduce risk factors that contribute to premature death and diminished quality of life related to preventable disease.

Meets on the fourth Tuesdays from 8-9:30 in Bend.


Stable Housing and Supports

Aim:  Central Oregonians experiencing homelessness and those most at-risk of homelessness will have increased and equitable access to housing and supports to provide them with opportunities for housing stability and individual well-being.

Meets on the third Fridays from 10:30-12  in Bend.


Substance and Alcohol Misuse Prevention and Treatment

Aim: Create and enhance cross-sector collaborations and programming so that all Central Oregonians have equitable access to skilled, evidence based substance (licit and illicit) and alcohol misuse prevention, as well as evidenced based intervention, treatment, and recovery services that are culturally responsive and trauma-informed.

Meets on the second Tuesdays from 3:30-5  in Bend.


Upstream Prevention: Promotion of Individual Well-Being

Aim: All communities in Central Oregon have equitable access and opportunities to health, education, healthy relationships, community support, and experiences necessary to thrive at every stage of life from prenatal to adulthood.

Meets on the fourth Tuesdays from 3:30-5 in Redmond.


If you have found a workgroup you want to join, you can visit the workgroup page and email the facilitators. Tell them who you are and what you are interested in achieving. The facilitators are also the best people to answer questions you may have about a workgroup.

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