Trillium pursues health care vision’s promise

Five years ago, Oregon began implementing its bold vision for health care transformation — from a costly, fragmented system to a more unified, affordable model of community-based care for Oregonians served through the Oregon Health Plan (OHP).

In Lane County, Trillium Community Health Plan was already serving OHP members when we became a Coordinated Care Organization, one of 16 regional CCOs in Oregon.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

Young woman finds a home with help from Eugene area non-profits

Advocates say one of the best ways to approach the problem of homelessness is to provide housing first. Then, issues around drug addiction and physical and mental health can be addressed in a safe, stable situation. One organization in Lane County is working to provide housing to those in need

Cornerstone Community Housing started about 20 years ago in Lane County. It provides affordable housing in collaboration with local non-profits. Thanks to grant-funding from Trillium Community Health Plan, Cornerstone also provides Community Health Workers for its residents.

Read more at KLCC.

Community health workers help people with low incomes avoid trips to ER

EUGENE, Ore. – Camille Vaden took the dogs for a walk Wednesday morning.

As recently as last year, Vaden couldn’t do this.

“I’m in a remission state right now, so I’m doing very well,” Vaden said, “but last year I was wheelchair-bound.”

Read more at KVAL.