Join a Workgroup

Our workgroups bring together community and subject matter experts to achieve a common goal. Each workgroup has the authority to fund projects, support existing programs, and pilot new ones that drive the metrics of 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 the workgroup priority areas below to find the one you feel is the best fit 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.

The Address Poverty workgroup meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 11:00 to 12:30.

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 delivered in settings outside of primary care.

The Behavioral Health workgroup meets on the third Wednesday of the month from 1:00 to 2:30.

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.

The Physical Health workgroup meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 8:00 to 9:30.

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.

The Stable Housing workgroup meets on the third Friday of the month from 10:30 to 12:00.

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 evidence-based intervention, treatment, and recovery services that are culturally responsive and trauma-informed.

The Substance and Alcohol Misuse workgroup meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 3:30 to 5:00.

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.

The Upstream Prevention workgroup meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 3:30 to 5:00.

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 any questions you may have about a workgroup.

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