Health Equity

“UHA’s mission works to achieve health equity for all population groups by allocating resources towards designing policies and programs to create greater social justice in health.”

What is Health Equity?

As part of our commitment to providing better care for all, we strive for inclusion of all our members through what is known as Health Equity.

According to the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon will have established a health system that creates health equity when all people can reach their full health potential and well-being and are not disadvantaged by their race, ethnicity, language, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, social class, intersections among these communities or identities, or other socially determined circumstances.

Achieving health equity requires the ongoing collaboration of all regions and sectors of the state, including tribal governments to address:

  • The equitable distribution or redistributing of resources and power; and
  • Recognizing, reconciling and rectifying historical and contemporary injustices.

You can learn more at the Oregon Health Authority’s Office of Equity and Inclusion.

Collaborative Final Report

As part of the Oregon Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) data sharing Collaborative, UHA worked closely with two of its large PCPCH systems: Aviva Health and Adapt Integrated Health Care. This Collaborative provided an opportunity for UHA and its clinic partners to design workflows to support SDOH data-capture and sharing mechanisms. Click the button below to view the final report.

Quality Health Metrics

Every year, the Oregon Health Authority uses quality health metrics to measure how well Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) are improving care, making quality care more accessible, and reducing health care costs. Each year these metrics change, but they always aim to address the Triple Aim of better health, better care at lower costs. To see the changes for 2020 CCO incentive measures, click here.

Start typing and press Enter to search