Special Populations: Resources for Health Centers

 

Certain Oregon community health centers offer targeted services for special and vulnerable populations with limited access to care. The federal government has defined four of these "special populations":

  • Individuals and families experiencing homelessness
  • Migratory and agricultural workers and their dependents
  • Residents of public housing
  • Native Hawaiians 

OPCA Offers Technical Assistance & Support for Special & Vulnerable Populations

OPCA's Resource Newsletter: Pathways to Equity

OPCA's 2015 Special & Vulnerable Population Webinar Series

National Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreements

The National Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreements (NCAs) provide free training and technical assistance that is data driven, cutting edge and focused on quality and operational improvement to support health centers and look-alikes.  These resources include state/regional/national trainings, webinars, newsletters, toolkits, and fact sheets and are accessible to health centers at no cost. For more information visit, HRSA's National Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreements page

 

Oregon Health Centers Who Serve Certain Special Populations and Resources

 Health centers serving Migratory & Seasonal Agricultural Worker (MSAW)

  • Community Health Centers of Benton & Linn Counties
  • Clackamas County Public Health Division
  • Columbia River Community Health Services
  • La Clinica
  • Community Health Centers of Lane County
  • Mosaic Medical
  • One Community Health 
  • Valley Family Health Care
  • Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center
  • Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic

 Resources for serving MSAWs

Health centers serving those experiencing Homelessness

  • Central City Concern
  • Rogue Community Health Center
  • La Clinica
  • Community Health Centers of Lane County
  • Multnomah County Health Department
  • Native American Rehabilitation Association
  • Northwest Human Services
  • Outside In
  • White Bird Clinic

 Resources for serving those who experience homelessness 

Health centers serving public housing residents

  • The Wallace Medical Concern

Resources for health centers serving residents of public housing

Other OPCA Special and Vulnerable Populations

Individual living with HIV/AIDS

Individuals with Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

Have Special Population Questions?

Contact Stephanie Castano, OPCA's Special & Vulnerable Populations point of contact at 503-228-8852 x224 or  if you have questions or technical assistance/training needs.