Presentations by Community Health Improvement Plan grant recipients lead agenda for Community Advisory Council’s July 10 public meeting

Posted: 7/2/15 | Health Share of Oregon | by Health Share of Oregon

The four organizations which received grants from Health Share of Oregon’s 2015 Community Health Improvement Plan will give presentations on the results of their grant projects at the July 10 meeting of Health Share’s Community Advisory Council. The meeting, which begins at 12:30pm, will be held at the Beaverton Community Center (Community Room), 12350 SW 5th Street in Beaverton.

Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organizations are required to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment and implement a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHP) based on that assessment every three years. Health Share’s 2015 CHP focuses on behavioral health (mental health and substance use disorders) and chronic disease related to physical activity and nutrition, with resources focused on culturally-specific Community Health Workers and Peer Mentors.

Four local organizations received CHP grants from Health Share this past year to implement projects or programs which involved culturally-specific Community Health Workers and Peer Mentors. These organizations included Familias en Accion, the Center for Intercultural Organizing, Northwest Family Services, and North by Northeast.

Representatives from these organizations will give presentations to Community Advisory Council on their grant projects and how the CHP funded enabled them to improve health care support and services for their culturally diverse audiences.

In addition, representatives from Access2Care, which operates the Non-Emergency Medical Transportation service Ride To Care, will give an update on the program.

 

The meeting is open to the public and Health Share members are encouraged to attend.

 

Date:  Friday, July 10, 2015

 

Time:    Council Meeting:                12:30pm to 2:40pm 

                Public comment period:  2:40pm to 2:55pm

 

Location:  Beaverton Community Center (Community Room, 12350 SW 5th Street, Beaverton, OR  97005

Parking is available onsite.

Via Tri-Met: 76-Beaverton/Tualatin or 78-Beaverton/Lake Oswego (to SW Hall & 5th)

Agenda:   Posted to the Council’s website one week prior to each meeting

Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for persons with disabilities. Those needing accommodations should contact Joe Enlet at joe@healthshareoregon.org or (503) 416-4959 at least 48 hours before the meeting.