Community Impact

Community Health Assessment

UHA’s CAC works with local community partners every five years to conduct a detailed Community Health Assessment (CHA) to help guide local services and inform program planning. The main purpose of the CHA is to assess the health status of Douglas County residents and identify key issues.

The CHA data is used to build our Community Health Improvement Plan. To learn more about our CHIP and project funding click here.

Click here to review the full 2023 CHA report.

Re-investing in our mission

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.

What is SHARE?

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.

SHARE Requirements:

  1. Spending must fall within social determinants of health and equity (SDOH-E) domains and include spending toward a statewide housing priority.
  2. Spending must fall into one or more of four domains: economic stability, neighborhood and built environment, education, and social and community health.
  3. Spending priorities must align with community priorities from community health improvement plans (CHIPs).
  4. A portion of funds must go to SDOH-E partners.
  5. CCOs must designate a role for their community advisory councils (CACs) related to SHARE Initiative spending decisions.

For further information, please review the below link:

We want you to apply!

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.

  • To view the 2019 Community Health Improvement Plan, click here.
  • To view the 2021 Community Health Improvement Plan Progress Report, click here.
  • To view the 2023 Community Health Improvement Plan Progress Report, click here.
  • To view the 2023 Community Health Assessment, click here.


Umpqua Health Alliance’s application for CHIP grant funding is live from July 1 until October 15 each year. Applications submitted outside of this timeline will not be processed. For an understanding of what to expect on the CHIP funding application, see below for the application and an example. For more information, contact the Community Impact & Engagement Team.

SHARE and CHIP Technical Support

UHA works to improve the delivery of health services and address families’ social determinants of health by removing barriers to successful health outcomes, coordinating care, and addressing health disparities. UHA does this through distribution of funds to community partners who are working on initiatives that further these efforts. We are happy to provide technical assistance to community partners applying to our grant programs, helping Douglas County to achieve a shared vision for improved health for all. For questions about SHARE and CHIP applications, please email for assistance. For more information about the UHA grants, please view the technical assistance webinar (hosted May 9, 2024) and slides below.

UHA is excited to announce a new funding opportunity in partnership with the OHA to support local organizations in building capacity to meet health-related social needs (HRSN). These Community Capacity Building Funds (CCBF) are designed to create robust, equitable networks of HRSN providers across the state and build the necessary capabilities and capacity of community partners.

UHA hosted an educational webinar on February 28, 2024 with information about HRSN service prevision, funding opportunities, upcoming timelines and technical assistance, and additional details. You can view webinar here or the slideshow here. For more information about this funding opportunity, or for questions about HRSN services, please contact the UHA team at You can learn more about Oregon’s 1115 Waiver Implementation Project here.

Starting in 2024, certain OHP members may be eligible for extra non-medical services and support. These new benefits can help people stay safe during extreme weather events, get and keep a place to live, and afford quality food.

Providers and Community Benefit Organizations (CBOs) can assist members in submitting requests for HRSN services via the Unite Us platform and Connect Oregon.

Umpqua Health Alliance (UHA) is looking to contract with Community Benefit Organizations (CBOs) and providers to become HRSN Service Providers for climate, housing, and nutrition benefits.

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