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OCHIN Grand Rounds Season Four Kickoff

This month, we are excited to announce that not only does OCHIN Grand Rounds Season 4 kick off on October 18, but we also have our entire season already booked through June with amazing presenters! To start our new season, we are hosting Dr. Jeffrey Robinson of Portland State University as he presents Communication Strategies for Increasing Vaccination Rates and Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy.

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Bridging the Gaps: Using Data to Understand the Social Determinants of Health

OCHIN and Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research Northwest are collaborating to understand how social determinants of health impact measures of health care quality. One of the study's aims is to to ensure that findings can help health care leaders improve health care delivery and policy, in order to positively impact health outcomes and health care utilization. 

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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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Social Determinants of Health in the EHR: Moving from Data Collection to Action

To date, OCHIN members have uploaded 60,000 social determinants of health (SDH) screening questionnaires into the EHR. These data help inform providers at the point of care about contextual social and environmental factors that can impact treatment plans, and connect vulnerable patients with resources. SDH data are foundational to population health strategies, and lay groundwork for policy work on allocation, investment, and advocacy.

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