Updated: Sept. 15, 2020 - 1:20 PM PT
OPCA has been tracking the impact of the 2020 Wildfires on Oregon FQHCs. Many of our member FQHCs, their staff and patients have been impacted by these devastating fires and will be managing the long-term impact of this natural disaster into the future.
Emergency Reporting: HRSA has asked Primary Care Associations (PCAs) to take the lead in gathering critical health center information and reporting impact data back to them on the operational status of delivery sites. For health centers in areas impacted by natural disasters, we ask that you report site-level operational status to your PCA. OPCA has developed a quick survey to streamline this process.
- Visit the HRSA Health Center Program Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Resources website for important guidance documents and resources to help health centers, including information on change in scope for temporary sites, 340B Program enrollment under emergency declarations, and FTCA coverage in emergency events, including volunteer health professionals.
- Direct Relief is a California-based non-profit that donates specifically requested and individually packed medical resources to health centers, clinics, state and county health authorities, CalFire, and other first responders. To order emergency medical supplies, please email or call (877) 303-7872.
- Americares is a global health and disaster response organization, the leading non-profit provider of donated medicines and medical supplies. They are eager to offer services – in the form of free delivery of donated medicines and medical supplies, PPE, and other emergency resource supplies – to safety net health centers impacted by the current wildfires in Oregon. Americares may also be able to offer small cash grants of up to 10k to centers in need of repair or to replace equipment or supplies. Contact Adam Keehn, , 203.658.9648, or for more information. See also: List of medicines and supplies that are on offer in response to the wildfires (Excel file).
- A hub to access resources within Oregon state government: https://wildfire.oregon.gov/
- Public Health around wildfires and smoke, also available in multiple languages
- 2020 Fire Resources, including Oregon Emergency Department (OED) Regional contacts; Housing, Employment and Business recovery links
- Road closures from the Oregon Department of Transportation
- Oregon DEQ's OregonAIR app, get information on thelocations of ongoing fires, and learn more about health and air quality from the Oregon Health Authority.
- Multnomah County has a useful omnibus fact sheet on smoke, wildfires, and keeping your family safe. Please visit it, bookmark it, and read up.
- The office of Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has put togethera resource page with helpful information to keep you and your loved ones safe.
- Emergency Evacuation Checklist