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July 2019

Columbia Pacific CCO releases Regional Health Needs Assessment and five-year Regional Health Improvement Plan in partnership with Clatsop, Columbia and Tillamook Counties [Tillamook County Pioneer]

Press Release: 7/21/19 TILLAMOOK, Ore.—Columbia Pacific CCO and our community partners have worked together to engage in community conversations in 2018 and 2019 about the factors that create health and well-being for all individuals who live in the three counties in the Columbia Pacific CCO service area. Looking at the health indicators for the region combined with a narrative survey of more than 1,200 residents, has informed the new Regional Health Needs Assessment and Health Improvement...

Healing From Childhood Trauma — AVAIYA University online course, July 29 - Aug. 6

AVAIYA University is hosting a free online class, Healing From Childhood Trauma, July 29 - August 6, that features 18 physicians, therapists, psychologists & more who share life-changing strategies to heal from childhood trauma. Featured in the course are Dr. Dan Siegel on "Trauma & Mindfulness", Dr. Jamie Marich on "Healing the Wounds of Childhood Trauma", and Ann Kelley and Sue Marriott on "U nderstanding Unresolved Attachment to Heal From Loss & Trauma." I'm doing a session on...

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Feeling Blue? Oregon Students Allowed To Take 'Mental Health Days' (

Oregon's suicide rate has outpaced the national average for the past three decades. In an effort to combat stigma around mental illness, four local teen activists took matters into their own hands and championed a proposed state law. Oregon schools will now excuse student absences for mental or behavioral health reasons, as with regular sick days. In other words, if a student is feeling down, they can stay home from school without getting docked for missing classes. The law, signed by Gov.

Oregon Health Authority announces awards for 2020-2024 coordinated care contracts [OHA], July 9, 2019 The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced its intent to award 15 organizations contracts to serve as coordinated care organizations (CCOs) for the Oregon Health Plan’s nearly 1 million members. Eleven of the organizations are approved to receive five-yea r contracts, and four organizations are approved to receive one-year contracts. Awardees will now be evaluated for their readiness to deliver the services promised in their applications. Successful awardees will...

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