Link Round Up: Sept 11 – 17

Link Round Up: Sept 11 – 17

By William JA Pinnock

Welcome to the second Link Round Up this week! I hope you all enjoyed the first installment that was devoted entirely to social determinants of health.  But now, we must get back to the Link Round up you know and love: a collection of articles covering a variety of healthcare topics.  This time we have articles about CCOs, an OHSU/Sky Lakes Medical Center funding award, and a grant to improve children’s mental health care in Boston. What an exciting way to end the week huh?!

Some Oregon legislators are concerned about CCOs being managed by private health insurance companies and instead, they would like to see CCOs become non-profit institutions. Meetings will be held this month and next month in Bend, Tillamook, Medford, Eugene, Hermiston, and Portland to discuss this issue.  What are your thoughts on this topic dear reader?

Great news for Sky Lakes Medical Center and Oregon Health & Science University! The Klamath Community Development Corporation (KCDC) announced Monday that it would award $50,000 to help build a collaborative health care building for Sky Lakes and OHSU on the Sky Lakes medical campus. Read more about the award here!

Boston Medical Center, Dimock Center in Roxbury, Codman Square Health Center in Dorchester, and the Lowell Community Health Center just got some amazing news! The Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation has awarded a grant totaling $10 million dollars to those four centers for improvements in children’s behavioral health services. Congrats to those centers and keep up the good work!