The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is committed to advancing efforts on the social determinants of health and equity across the state. To this end, OHA, in partnership with Oregon’s coordinated care organizations (CCOs), runs three programs aimed at more fully addressing members’ and communities’ needs. This includes investments in the social determinants of health and equity in partnership with community-based organizations.
SHARE Defined: Supporting Health for All through Reinvestment Initiative.
SHARE is a funding opportunity offered by Umpqua Health Alliance (UHA) to community partners that can be used to further housing focused projects. Funds can be used for capital expense items such as purchasing a building or land, property renovations, expansions, and construction!
SHARE funds are calculated annually and set aside specifically for investing in projects that provide housing and increase housing capacity in our local community. These funds align with our Community Health Improvement Plan with a particular focus on health equity; to ensure the funding and projects address Social Determinants of Health for Douglas County.
We are always looking for new, innovative SHARE projects! We are interested in deepening existing relationships and building new partnerships within our community.
For further information, please review the below link: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Pages/SHARE.aspx
UHA strives to fund projects that will build lasting impact in our community. We work collaboratively with the Community Advisory Council, Community Health Assessment Steering Group, and HTAG to ensure projects are aligned with community needs and fulfill OHA requirements. Click below to download the SHARE Funding Application or to view a pre-recorded webinar providing a high-level overview of the kinds of projects we are looking to fund.
UHA’s Community Advisory Council (CAC) provides annual funding for Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) projects aimed at creating a healthier Douglas County. The CHIP is based on data gathered in the Community Health Assessment (CHA) that is completed every five years. It serves as a plan to improve the health of individuals, families and the community as a whole.
CHIP funding is granted to projects that center on increasing access to care, addiction treatment, mental health services, programs for parents and children, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles. Since 2016, UHA’s CAC has granted over one million dollars in funding to make all different kinds of local community-based programs possible. Click here for the 2018 CHIP progress report.
UHA’s CHIP was updated in June of 2019 and had four key focus areas with health equity woven into each focus area: behavioral health, social determinants of health, families and children, and healthy lifestyles.
CHIP FUNDING APPLICATIONS
Umpqua Health Alliance’s Community Advisory Council is now accepting applications for CHIP funding. For more information, contact Kat Cooper.