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Newly-Funded Research Projects at OCHIN

OCHIN Research is proud to announce the funding of two exciting research projects: one in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI), and the other with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Department of Family Medicine. These projects will be examining use of the EHR for latent tuberculosis surveillance and intervention, and multimorbidity among middle and older-aged adults in community health centers.

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Recently Published Study Investigates How ACA Has Impacted Insurance Enrollment and CHC Utilization

A recent study by OCHIN and OHSU researchers published in the Annals of Family Medicine investigates how the Affordable Care Act has impacted insurance enrollment and community health center utilization. The study found that while access to care and benefits have expanded, many people seeking health care coverage are still not able to access it, making CHCs essential providers even after the passage of the ACA.

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Study Examines Effectiveness of AMA-Developed Program and Protocols for Blood Pressure Control

Uncontrolled blood pressure (BP) is the second leading preventable cause of death in the US, after smoking. While many efforts have been made to improve patient BP rates in clinics, BP control is often not achieved. To assist clinics in these efforts, OCHIN is partnering with the American Medical Association and other research networks to provide clinics access to the M.A.P. program, an evidence-based protocol to guide care teams in assessing and treating people with high blood pressure.

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New OCHIN Research Study: PAST-DUE (Prevention and Social Determinants: Disparities and Utilization in Latino Elders)

OCHIN is working with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) on a new project, Prevention and Social Determinants: Disparities and Utilization in Latino Elders (PAST-DUE). The aim of the study is to shed light on how individual and community-level social determinants of health impact patients receiving preventive health care services, providing important contextual information for public health professionals developing targeted interventions, and health care providers serving elder Latino populations. 

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Research to practice: Evidence and tools to improve colon cancer screening in OCHIN Epic

Screen to Prevent Colon Cancer, or STOP-CRC, was a five-year research collaboration between Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Group Health Research Institute, and OCHIN. Funded by the National Cancer Institute, the study was completed in December 2018. Resources developed through this project are now available to the OCHIN (Epic) collaborative.

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