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Voices of OCHIN: A Collection of Member Success Stories

In preparation for our upcoming 20th Anniversary in 2020, OCHIN is collecting stories featuring some of the great work taking place at member clinics around the country. Beyond sharing your successes with peers, your learnings may help other members make improvements in their own clinics. They can also influence policymakers to support health care legislation that benefits community health centers and your patients, or provide context for research partners or clinics considering working with or joining the OCHIN Collaborative.

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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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March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Check Out OCHIN Resources to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. OCHIN offers a suite of resources to help members increase screening rates, prevent patients from falling through the cracks, and save lives.

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. for both men and women. However, screening is an effective preventive measure. If signs of pre-cancer are found during screening, colorectal cancer can be completely prevented. More than a third of adults over the age of 50 are not screened appropriately. Many of the vulnerable patient populations OCHIN members serve are at elevated risk for colorectal cancer.

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