Community Advisory Council

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

Our Community Advisory Council meets the first Monday every other month from 12:30-2 pm. All meetings are open to the public. If you would like to become a member of our Community Advisory Council, please download the application here.

Completed applications can be returned via:

Fax: 541-471-4898
Mail: PrimaryHealth CAC Coordinator
1867 Williams Hwy Suite 108
Grants Pass, OR 97527


Connie Dillinger, Consumer
Kate Dwyer- Community Partner
Rick Jones- Community Partner
Brenda Thomas – Consumer
Tony Mendenhall- Community Partner
Shawn Martinez – Community Partner

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.

View Community Health Assessment View Community Health Improvement Plan