WOAH celebrates new administrative facility, new name

Western Oregon Advanced Health has made some changes for the better — including a new administrative facility  located on the same campus as its partner Coos Health and Wellness and a new brand.

WOAH, which connects more than 18,000 Coos and Curry County residents on the Oregon Health Plan to local physical, mental and dental care, will now be known as Advanced Health.

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Oregon CCOs Show Early Signs Of Reducing Health Care Disparities

Oregon’s coordinated care organizations appear to be reducing health disparities, according to a new study from Oregon Health and Science University.

Before Oregon had coordinated care organizations, the average life expectancy of a black person was about two years shorter than that of a white person. Also 35 percent of women of color had no regular provider, compared to 18 percent of white women.

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