Oregon State Policy

OPCA's Policy Team works closely with the Governor's office, the State Legislature, the Oregon Department of Health and other key state agencies to provide input on legislation and policies that affect community health centers, their patients, and communities across Oregon.

As part of our mission to transform primary care to achieve health equity for all, we're working together to advance public policy to:

  • Increase access to affordable coverage and high-quality, integrated, patient-centered care
  • Strengthen Oregon's ability to address the factors outside medicine that have an outsized impact on health outcomessuch as poverty and homelessness, cultural and language barriers, trauma, and rural or social isolation
  • Reduce system-wide health care costs and improve outcomes by working with patients and local communities to improve health
  • Strengthen the primary care workforce, particularly in rural and other underserved communities
  • Align metrics to ensure effective, quality care for vulnerable populations

You can find OPCA's 2021 State Policy Principles here.


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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.