Oregon State Policy
State Policy Platform
OPCA is on top of policy issues that affect Oregon's health centers.
We've influenced policy to reward health centers for adopting the patient-centered medical home model, ensure prenatal care coverage for all women in Oregon and monitor 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
2015 Legislative Priorities
In the 2015 legislative session, OPCA is focused on the following priority areas as part of our ongoing work with partners and policymakers to transform primary care to achieve health equity for all:
2015 State Legislative Session
The 2015 Oregon legislative session began on February 2. The 2015 session will be a "full session," limited to 160 days. Adjournment is expected by July 11.
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.