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, join us in Salem in 2014.
OPCA State Policy Director
The 2014 Legislative Session:
Hot Issues for Health Centers
Wednesday-Friday, November 20-22 and January 15-17: Interim legislative days. Some legislative committees meet to consider issues likely to arise during the 2014 legislative session.
Tuesday, November 26: Last day to submit a request to legislative counsel for a bill draft.
Tuesday, January 21: Last day to submit a legislative counsel bill draft to the clerk of the House or secretary of the Senate.
Monday, February 3: Opening of the 2014 legislative session.
Monday, February 10: OPCA Day at the Capital. Join staff and board members from CHCs across the state to advocate on behalf of Oregon's health center patients.
Sunday, March 9: Scheduled conclusion of the 2014 session.
Source documents and websites of interest:
Waiver from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
(giving Oregon federal permission to create CCOs)
What if your legislators heard from voters representing every health center in Oregon?
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.