special-populationsCertain Oregon community health centers offer targeted services for special and vulnerable populations with limited access to care. The federal government has defined four of these “special populations”:

  • Individuals and families experiencing homelessness
  • Migratory and agricultural workers and their dependents
  • Residents of public housing
  • Native Hawaiians

National Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreements

The National Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreements (NCAs) provide free training and technical assistance that is data driven, cutting edge and focused on quality and operational improvement to support health centers and look-alikes.  These resources include state/regional/national trainings, webinars, newsletters, toolkits, and fact sheets and are accessible to health centers at no cost. For more information visit, HRSA’s National Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreements page.

Oregon Health Centers Who Serve Certain Special Populations and Resources

Health centers serving Migratory & Seasonal Agricultural Worker (MSAW)

  • Community Health Centers of Benton & Linn Counties
  • Clackamas County Public Health Division
  • Columbia River Community Health Services
  • La Clinica
  • Community Health Centers of Lane County
  • Mosaic Medical
  • Neighborhood Health Center
  • One Community Health
  • Valley Family Health Care
  • Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center
  • Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic

Health centers serving those experiencing Homelessness

  • Central City Concern
  • Coast Community Health Center
  • Community Health Centers of Lane County
  • La Clinica
  • La Pine Community Health Center
  • Multnomah County Health Department
  • Native American Rehabilitation Association
  • Northwest Human Services
  • Outside In
  • Rogue Community Health Center
  • South River Community Health Center
  • Wallace
  • White Bird Clinic

Health centers serving public housing residents

  • The Wallace Medical Concern

Resources for health centers serving residents of public housing

Other OPCA Special and Vulnerable Populations

Have Special Population Questions?

Contact Stephanie Castano, OPCA’s Special & Vulnerable Populations point of contact at 503-228-8852 x224 or scastano@orpca.org if you have questions or technical assistance/training needs.