Advanced Health strives to get ahead of the local drug crisis

September 27, 2018

Advanced Health and their community partners are working hard to reduce the amount of overdoses caused by fentanyl. In November, there will be several free public events to raise awareness about drug problems in Southern Oregon with panels hosted by the Department of Corrections, law enforcement, health care providers, and other local partners. Additionally, Advanced Health and The HIV Alliance are working to provide free naloxone and training on how to administer it to stop overdoses.

 

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Community shows huge support for inaugural ‘Out of the Darkness’ suicide awareness walk organized by Advanced Health

August 10, 2018

A large gathering of supporters joined together for the inaugural ‘Out of the Darkness” suicide awareness walk organized by Advanced Health and its local partners. About 290 people attended the walk that raised over $11,000 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) for research, education and support services for all those affected by suicide. Advance Health’s chief healthcare transformation officer Lisa Hendricks, a member of the Suicide Prevention Committee in the county, said it’s been working on ways to address the challenges the community faces around suicide. In the most recent Coos County Community Health Improvement Plan (2015-2020), it stated from 2009 to 2011, there were 142 suicide-related hospitalizations in the area.

 

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Coos Bay World: Community shows huge support for inaugural ‘Out of the Darkness’ suicide awareness walk

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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