This week’s link round up covers transgender healthcare access in Oregon, OHP assistance on the Oregon coast, and PCORI’s recent funding announcement.
As part of the Oregonian’s ongoing coverage of the changing landscape around transgender healthcare, we learn about how OHSU is setting itself apart and leading the change in providing safe and competent care to this vulnerable population. Read more about OHSU’s Transgender Health Program here.
Outreach and Enrollment workers with the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) are offering free assistance with enrollment to residents of South Coos and North Curry County. Individuals can head over to Coast Community Health Center in Port Orford or Bandon and receive assistance for themselves or family members. Outreach and Enrollment workers are able to assist first-time enrollees and those who need to re-enroll. Read more about it here.
The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has approved $44.4 million in funding to study cancer (colorectal cancer screening, breast cancer – DCIS), postpartum depression in low-income women, and the lack of access to specialty care for children with Down Syndrome. Other projects will look at misuse of antibiotics, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among veterans, and joint replacement. Read more about this funding announcement here.