|Patient-Centered Primary Care Home|
Oregon's community health centers are leading a progressive change in health care delivery by pioneering the patient-centered primary care home model of care.
Key elements of the model include:
In a number of states, this model has been shown to result in better health at lower cost.
Oregon's Patient-Centered Primary Care Home Program
Community health centers are among the providers recognized as models of the patient-centered primary care home (PCPCH) under the state's official PCPCH program. Participating health centers must meet the state's standards for PCPCH recognition. They then become eligible for payment incentives.
The Safety-Net Medical Home Initiative
In 2009 - working with partners CareOregon and the Oregon Rural Practice-Based Research Network - OPCA secured one of five national demonstration project grants, to support the development of the patient-centered primary care home model in Oregon. The Safety-Net Medical Home Initiative grant is funded by The Commonwealth Fund and supported by Qualis Health. Ten community health centers and five additional safety-net clinics in Oregon are participating in the four-year, $500,000 initiative.
Watch the short videos below to learn more about the model from patients and providers who are reinventing health care delivery at Oregon CHCs:
Read more about the medical home model with information from:
Qualis Health (sponsor of the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative, in which OPCA plays a leadership role):