Oregon State Policy
State Policy Platform
OPCA is a strong voice in Salem for Oregon's community health centers.
We've influenced policy that rewards clinics for adopting the patient-centered medical home model, ensures prenatal care coverage for all women in Oregon and monitors Coordinated Care Organizations. To ensure a sound future for your health center and its patients, subscribe to our Legislative Update and join us when we meet with your legislators.
OPCA State Policy Director
The 2014 Oregon legislative session ended on March 7. Here's the final tally for bills that OPCA supported:
Sign up for OPCA's Weekly Legislative Update, published during the state legislative session each year, for details on policy doings in Salem. Email Beth Quartarolo at OPCA to subscribe.
Source documents and websites of interest:
Waiver from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
(giving Oregon federal permission to create CCOs)
Health Equity: A Must for Oregon's Reform Movement
Former CMS director Dr. Don Berwick speaks about the need to achieve health equity in order to realize the health care triple aim. He cites Oregon as a national leader in health care reform.
Tours for State Legislators
Want to turn your state legislators into state health center champions?
Invite them to tour your clinic. Give them the chance to discover your incredible value by speaking one-on-one with patients, staff and board members.
It's the #1 way to get your legislators fighting for health centers in Salem.
Contact Victoria Demchak at OPCA for help arranging your tour, copies of tour do's and don'ts, and informative handouts for state senators and representatives.