News Archive

News Archive

Bloomberg American Health Initiative announces 2019 MPH and DrPH Fellows

June 6, 2019 | Bloomberg American Health Initiative
Diana Smith, Project Nurture Clinical Lead and Legacy Health Midwife, selected as a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Fellow for her work on treatment and prevention of addiction and overdose among women of reproductive age.

Adventuring after spinal cord injury

June 6, 2019 | Sierra Club
"Outdoor enthusiasm is alive and well in the disability community...but it’s rarer to see a person in a wheelchair in nature than it is to see certain wildlife.” - West Livaudais, founder and director of the Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection, and member of Health Share's Community Advisory Council 

(Adaptive Camping in Oregon State Parks - Vimeo)

Talking about child development in community

May 31, 2019 | Early Learning Multnomah
Early learning and health providers in Multnomah County noticed that some communities were much less likely to engage in developmental screening and follow-up services than others. With that disparity in mind, Early Learning Multnomah partnered with Health Share and Multnomah Early Childhood Program to engage with IRCO.

Project Nurture: A path forward for expecting mothers living with Substance Use Disorder

April 3, 2019 | My Oregon News
Earlier this year, a young woman who had been using heroin throughout her pregnancy experienced something truly amazing: she was welcomed into treatment by a cohesive team of highly trained, coordinated professionals. They stabilized her addiction, began her prenatal care and, when it was time for her to deliver, shepherded her into a hospital that knew exactly how to receive her.  She experienced no shame. She was never judged by the professionals around her, and she never feared losing custody of her child. 

PRESS RELEASE | Health Share of Oregon's Board of Directors hosts Public Engagement Meeting

May 16, 2019 | Health Share of Oregon
Kali Thorne Ladd, co-founder of KairosPDX, will lead the Board in a discussion on the social determinants of health and how to best invest in our communities.

PRESS RELEASE | Health Share of Oregon's Board of Directors hosts Public Engagement Meeting

April 15, 2019 | Health Share of Oregon
Updates include Health Share's application to continue serving Oregon Health Plan members in the tri-county region. Oregon Health Plan members are encouraged to attend.

Help Me Grow: A building block toward a Ready + Resilient community

April 1, 2019 | OHA Stories
Early life health has been a top priority for Health Share of Oregon since it became a coordinated care organization (CCO) in 2012... learn more about how Health Share looks upstream to ensure kids and families have a healthy start to life.

Aligning, leveraging Medicaid across sectors to improve early childhood

March 15, 2019 | American Journal of Managed Care | By Allison Inserro
Recognizing that intervening early in life can improve the trajectory of adulthood by reducing adverse childhood experiences and improving the factors that contribute to poor social determinant of health... 8 states are participating in a project from the Center for Health Care Strategies that aims to break down silos and the barriers that exist among different agencies and better connect Medicaid to early childhood program.

Health Share partners clear path for a lone Medicaid contractor in Portland metro

February 19, 2019 | Portland Business Journal | By Elizabeth Hayes
Health Share will likely continue to serve as the Portland metro's sole Medicaid contractor, as five of its partner organizations backed off from applying separately for contracts, Health Share announced Tuesday.

PRESS RELEASE | Health Share of Oregon moves forward with single CCO application in tri-county area

February 19, 2019 | Health Share of Oregon
All other letters of intent to apply for the service area have been withdrawn.

PRESS RELEASE: Public Meeting - Joint Board of Directors and Community Advisory Council Meeting

February 13, 2019 | Health Share of Oregon
Health Share of Oregon's Board of Directors and Community Advisory Council will host a joint meeting open to the public. Oregon Health Plan members are encouraged to attend.

Opinion: A call to vaccinate

January 30, 2019 | Health Share of Oregon
As parents, physicians and public health leaders in Oregon and Washington we are fighting a preventable battle against measles, the world's most contagious virus.

PRESS RELEASE | Health Share of Oregon submits letter of intent to apply for a coordinated care organization contract in 2020-2024

January 29, 2019 | Health Share of Oregon
Health Share has been serving the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) population in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties since 2012 and looks forward to continuing to partner with communities to achieve ongoing transformation, health equity, lower costs, and the best possible health for each individual.

PRESS RELEASE | Health Share of Oregon releases 5-year performance report, gathers partners in learning conference

January 17, 2019 | Health Share of Oregon
Health Share releases 5-year snapshot of its quality performance metrics in tandem with a community-wide learning conference: All Together, Leading toward a ready and resilient community.

PRESS RELEASE | Health Share of Oregon expands public engagement in 2019

January 11, 2019 | Health Share of Oregon
Health Share's Board of Directors to hold public engagement meeting Wednesday, January 16. Oregon Health Plan members and community encouraged to attend. 

PRESS RELEASE | Public Meeting Announcement: Community Advisory Council Meeting

December 5, 2018 | Health Share of Oregon
Health Share of Oregon's Community Advisory Council will host a public meeting on Wednesday, December 12. OHP members are encouraged to attend. 

Another Drug Crisis: Methamphetamine use by pregnant women

November 29, 2018 | NPR, All Things Considered | By Rhitu Chatterjee
America’s opioid epidemic continues to ravage every area of the country; today, opioid overdoses are the leading cause of death for people under the age of 50. The first step to solving the opioid epidemic may be reversing the stigma on medically assisted treatment.

Reversing the Stigma of Opioid Addiction

September 19, 2018 NBC Left Field by NBC Left Field
America’s opioid epidemic continues to ravage every area of the country; today, opioid overdoses are the leading cause of death for people under the age of 50. The first step to solving the opioid epidemic may be reversing the stigma on medically assisted treatment.

Parents celebrate having a place at the table

July 25, 2018 Early Learning Multnomah by Early Learning Multnomah-United Way of the Columbia Willamette
Early Learning Multnomah’s annual Parent Accountability Council (PAC) celebration is a lot like a big family reunion. Families gather on a sunny day in mid-July, coo over new babies, keep a close eye on toddlers mastering first steps, and share stories that lead to fits of laughter.

Oregon CCOs performed well on quality measures in 2017

July 5, 2018 Portland Business Journal by Elizabeth Hayes
Fourteen of the state's 16 CCOs earned their incentive payments by meeting quality care benchmarks last year, with Health Share reaping $43.7 million and FamilyCare $20.2 million.

Vermont’s Hub-and-Spoke Approach to Opioid Treatment Catching On

5/22/2018 Health Informatics by David Raths
“Wheelhouse is sponsored by Health Share of Oregon, which serves approximately 300,000 Medicaid members in the Portland area. increase availability and access to MAT. CODA and another organization, Central City Concern (CCC) make up the hub.”

Health Share switches non-emergency transport vendors after members complain

5/22/2018 Portland Business Journal by Elizabeth Hayes
We want transportation providers that really see themselves as part of the health care delivery system, not just a driver giving a ride,” said Jeremy Koehler, Health Share’s manager for contracting and network development.

Health Share prepares for next contract round and getting members ‘Ready + Resilient’

4/2/2018 Portland Business Journal by Elizabeth Hayes
"While the procurement process for the second round of five-year CCO contracts is in the very early stages, Meyer and other Health Share leadership have already crafted a vision for carrying out their priorities as the CCO matures into its next phase."

Health Share welcomes new members (Opinion)

2/12/2018 The Oregonian by Janet Meyer
“The entire Health Share team is committed to making this transition continue as smoothly as possible for members. Together with our partners, members and health care providers, we will continue to be advocates for progress while pursuing the best possible health for everyone.”

Better Health Care for Communities of Color (Opinion)

2/7/2018 Portland Observer by Michael Anderson-Nathe
"Health equity is achievable and requires deliberate action on our part. That's what we believe at Health Share of Oregon..."

Toward equity in health care, deliberately and thoughtfully (opinion)

2/5/18 Basic Rights Oregon by Michael Anderson-Nathe
“…this moment [i]s an opportunity to make sure our provider network is meeting our community’s needs and to act even more deliberately and thoughtfully to advance equity for our members and all Oregonians.”

Health Share grows by 102K new Medicaid members in a day

2/2/2018 Portland Business Journal by Elizabeth Hayes
"Call volume was up today, but overall, the transition has gone smoothly, Meyer said."