Current Pilot Summaries

Pilot Programs Improve Local Health & Health Care Access

These are the current InterCommunity Health Network Coordinated Care Organization (IHN-CCO) Transformation pilots in Benton, Lincoln, and Linn counties. Pilots are selected from a competitive request for proposals process. The goal is to achieve better quality healthcare, lower costs, and more access to services.

To be considered, pilots must meet at least one Community Health Improvement (CHIP) area. New pilots must address at least one CHIP Outcome and Indicator Concept in the area of Access, Behavioral Health, or Social Determinants of Health and Equity.

Corvallis Daytime Drop-in Center is a crucial resource hub for information, referral and direct services for individuals experiencing poverty in the community of Linn and Benton counties. CDDC meets people’s basic needs, provides dignified advocacy, offers opportunities for building community and social networks and supports individuals’ welfare across emergency, transitional and ongoing life circumstances. This innovative pilot project, one that provides new and different learning, aims to decrease systemic barriers and promote increased health equity for underhoused and low-income community members through more robust behavioral health direct support.

Health Outcomes

  • Address trauma.
  • Improve access to behavioral health services in non-traditional ways.
  • Increase and improving access to behavioral health care in light of COVID-19.
  • Assist subpopulations of IHN-CCO members that experience health disparities.

Sustainability: If successful, a formal fundraising strategy will be established to create space for confidential counseling at CDDC and create long-term funding opportunities from a variety of sources, streams and partnerships.
CHIP areas: Access to Health Care, Behavioral Health, Social Determinants of Health and Equity
Date range: January 2021 to December 2021
Location: Benton, Lincoln and Linn Counties
Site: Corvallis Daytime Drop-in Center (CDDC)

Creating Housing Coalition is partnering with several agencies to develop the first tiny home community in Linn County. This is a new and different housing model which meets a need unmet by single family houses and apartments. It also addresses access to resources through onsite health navigation.

Health Outcomes

  • Closed loop referral process based on health needs and income complete.
  • Circle of providers established.

Sustainability: If successful, Creating Housing Coalition will work with IHN-CCO to contract for services and expand to other areas.
CHIP areas: Access of Healthcare, Behavioral Health, Healthy Living, Social Determinants of Health and Equity
Date range: January 2020 to December 2021
Location: Linn County
Sites: Creating Housing Coalition

The Mental Health Home Clinic pilot purpose is to bring together community partners in a place for patients who need more of a focus on their mental health/behavioral health, and crisis needs while still getting their medical needs met. The pilot brings multi-agencies and inter-disciplinary teams in one location, providing all around comprehensive treatment and better care to members through a team-based approach. This will also increase communication between agencies for transitions of care. Samaritan Medical Group’s Mental Health and Behavioral Health departments would operate in partnership with Linn County Mental Health and C.H.A.N.C.E to develop a Mental Health Home clinic in Lebanon to provide a team based approach for adult patients that have severe persistent mental illness (SPMI including psychotic disorders, chronic suicidality, personality disorders, and more severe forms of PTSD), and chronic/complex medical issues.

Health Outcomes

  • Reduced Emergency Department visits for mental health concerns.
  • Decreased HgA1c levels.
  • Decreased post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety symptoms scores.
  • Improved access through a high number of kept appointments.

Sustainability: If successful, the partnership between Samaritan Health Services, Linn County Mental Health, and C.H.A.N.C.E. will continue and support the Mental Health Home Clinic.
CHIP areas: Access to Healthcare, Behavioral Health, Social Determinants of Health and Equity
Date range: January 2021 to December 2022
Location: Linn County
Sites: Samaritan Health Services, Linn County Mental Health, C.H.A.N.C.E.

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