Community Advisory Council
PrimaryHealth works closely with a Community Advisory Council composed of healthcare consumers, healthcare providers, community representatives and county government representatives. This council’s role is to help inform us on how to most effectively meet the healthcare needs of Oregon Health Plan members and the community at large.
This important information is used by PrimaryHealth’s Clinical Advisory Panel and Board of Directors in a variety of ways, including:
- Identifying and advocating for preventive care services
- Overseeing a Community Health Needs Assessment
- Recommending a Community Health Improvement Plan
- Evaluating CCO services
- Helping the CCP clearly communicate with Oregon Health Plan members and others
If you would like to become a member of our Community Advisory Council, please download, complete and return our CAC Membership Application Form.
Community Health Assessment & Improvement Plan
In January 2013 PrimaryHealth and two other Coordinated Care Organizations, AllCare Health Plan and Jackson Care Connect, collaborated to conduct a single, collective community health assessment of Josephine and Jackson counties. The goal of this project was to engage community members in identifying trends and opportunities to improve the health of their communities to assist planning efforts to address unmet needs.
After the Community Health Assessment was completed, PrimaryHealth, AllCare Health Plan and Jackson Care Connect, along with their Community Advisory Councils, continued to collaborate to develop a Community Health Improvement Plan. This comprehensive document outlines prioritized health issues and ways to address them locally.