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Current Pilot Summaries

There are currently 9 IHN-CCO pilot programs underway in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties. All pilot programs share the same goal of improving local health and health care access. Each program operates under criteria developed by the Oregon Health Authority and the IHN-CCO Community Health Improvement Plan. Program progress is monitored quarterly.

Current Pilots

CHANCE 2nd Chance

This pilot provides a system of support for peers, people with mental health conditions, and addiction recovery. The pilot is focused on emergency housing assistance, transitional housing support, transportation support, entering into the community, and education around quality health, healthcare, and navigation.

Health outcomes:

  • Increase employment rates
  • Increase access to necessary support networks
  • Increase permanent housing for addicts

Sustainability: If successful, CHANCE will work with IHN-CCO to contract for additional Peer Support Services.

CHIP areas: Access, Behavioral Health

Date range: July 2017 – Dec. 2018

Location: Linn County

Site: Communities Helping Addicts Negotiate Change Effectively (CHANCE)

Children’s SDoH and ACEs Screening

MidValley Children's Clinic is adding a screening tool for Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) at well-child checks. The pilot goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of families who are dealing with violence and trauma, and who need to be connected with community resources.

Health outcomes:

  • Identify families in need of community resources
  • Provide resource connections to families in need
  • Improve the health and wellbeing of families

Sustainability: If successful, MidValley Children’s Clinic will continue using the screening tool and connecting families to community resources.

CHIP areas: Behavioral Health, Child Health

Date range: January 2018 – December 2018

Location: Linn County

Site: MidValley Children’s Clinic

Community Doula

Birth doulas are Traditional Health Workers that build trusting relationships with pregnant women and provide physical, emotional, and informational support during labor and birth. The goals of the pilot are to increase the number of birth doulas, improve health outcomes, and evaluate medical cost savings for pregnant members of IHN-CCO.

Health outcomes:

  • Increase number of women trained as birth doulas
  • Improve birth outcomes such as prematurity, cesarean-section, and pain medication use

Sustainability: If successful, Heart of the Valley Birth and Beyond will bill for services and seek out funding for the training portions of the pilot.

CHIP areas: Access, Child Health, Maternal Health

Date range: January 2018 – December 2018

Location: Linn County

Site: Heart of the Valley Birth and Beyond

Health Equity Summits and Trainings

This pilot works to put on health equity summits and trainings across Benton, Lincoln, and Linn Counties. These trainings identify and develop strategies and approaches that best meet local needs. The goal is to make sure that the health equity lens is used in the delivery of healthcare and social services.

Health outcomes:

  • Create a plan to address health equity issues faced by IHN-CCO members
  • Increase collaboration among local organizations
  • Improve provider understanding of health equity

Sustainability: If successful, Health Equity Summits and Trainings will continue the trainings with fees to cover costs.

CHIP areas: Access

Date range: January 2018 – December 2018

Location: Benton, Lincoln, and Linn counties

Sites: Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services and the Health Equity Workgroup

Peer Wellness Specialist Training

This pilot will have certified training courses for Peer Wellness Specialists (PWSs) in the tri-county area. PWSs are Peer Support Specialists (peers trained in addiction and recovery) with additional training. They work to help people become healthier.

Health outcomes:

  • Identify members in need of Peer Wellness Services
  • Increase the number of PWSs working in the region

Sustainability: If successful, the training will continue to be offered by the Traditional Health Worker Hub at an affordable cost.

CHIP areas: Access, Behavioral Health

Date range: January 2018 – December 2018

Location: Benton County (impacting Benton, Lincoln, and Linn counties)

Sites: Family Tree Relief Nursery and Traditional Health Worker Workgroup

Regional Health Education Hub

This pilot transforms the delivery of health education in the tri-county region by establishing a central health education hub. This allows community members, social service agencies, and healthcare professionals to easily access the full range of health education offered.

Health outcomes:

  • Improve member chronic disease self-management skills
  • Reduce overall healthcare utilization
  • Decrease Emergency Department visits

Sustainability: If successful, the partnerships will continue and funding will occur through cost-sharing and insurance contracts.

CHIP areas: Access, Chronic Disease & Prevention

Date range: January 2018 – December 2018

Location: Benton, Lincoln, and Linn counties

Site: Samaritan Health Services Health Education

Social Determinant of Health (SDoH) Screening with a Veggie Rx Intervention

This pilot increases food screening in the Patient-Centered Primary Care Home. The pilot partners with local food agencies and programs, working to provide resources to those with food security needs.

Health outcomes:

  • Increase the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables to meet daily needs of individuals and families
  • Create and improve referral pathways for food security screening and interventions
  • Increase the number of IHN-CCO members screened for food security

Sustainability: If successful, the Community Health Centers of Benton and Linn Counties will continue to provide food security services.

CHIP areas: Access, Chronic Disease & Prevention

Date range: July 2017 – December 2018

Location: Benton and Linn counties

Sites: Community Health Centers of Benton and Linn Counties and Corvallis Environmental Center

Traditional Health Worker Hub

This pilot creates a Traditional Health Worker (THW) Training Hub in Benton County to train and supervise THWs. The pilot provides training and education in the issues, barriers, solutions, and strategies that best fit the needs of the community and their work in primary care.

Health outcomes:

  • Workforce will better represent the local population
  • 20 THWs will have completed certification and be eligible to enroll in the Oregon Health Authority’s state registry

Sustainability: If successful, the Traditional Health Worker Hub will be self-sustained through payments for services.

CHIP areas: Access

Date range: July 2017 – December 2018

Location: Benton County (impacting Benton, Lincoln, and Linn counties)

Site: Benton County Health Services

Veggie Rx in Lincoln County

Lincoln County Public Health and the Lincoln County School Based Health Centers will work with local food agencies and programs to provide resources to those with food security needs. Families with food security needs will be referred to Food Share of Lincoln County.

Health outcomes:

  • Improve the food security screening rate
  • High graduation rate from nutrition education courses
  • Increased enrollment in Food Share for members with food security needs

Sustainability: If successful, the Lincoln County Health & Human Services will continue to provide food security services.

CHIP areas: Access, Chronic Disease & Prevention

Date range: January 2018 – December 2018

Location: Lincoln County

Sites: Lincoln County Health & Human Services and Lincoln County School Based Health Centers