About the Health Workgroup

In October 2014, the Health Workgroup was created as a subcommittee of the Coordinating Board and charged with developing an action plan for engaging physical and behavioral health care providers and funders in Multnomah County to:

  • Assess, at an individual client level, cross over between people experiencing homelessness and high-cost utilizers of health services

  • Prioritize housing options for those identified individuals with specific exploration of funding sources that leverage existing homeless service system investments with recaptured cost savings to the health system

  • Further identify the health needs of people experiencing homelessness in Multnomah County and strategies to increase engagement in and delivery of appropriate health care

The action plan includes policy and funding recommendations from the workgroup’s analysis of the need and what it would take to build a system to begin to address that need.

The AHFE Action Plan Workgroups were reconvened in October 2015, as part of the Coordinating Board's outcome-based budgeting process to prioritize investment priorities from the AHFE Action Plan strategies for the next fiscal year. The Health Workgroup presented their prioritized funding recommendations to the Coordinating Board in November 2015, which informed the recommendations presented to and accepted by the Executive Committee in December 2015.

Going forward, the Health Workgroup will work on implementing policy recommendations regarding alignment of health and housing work, review emerging best practices evidence, monitor local initiatives, develop shared advocacy strategy, and shape health/housing related budget recommendations.

Meeting Frequency

Meetings will convene on the third Wednesday of every month and are typically held from 9:00 am to 10:30 am . Please check the calendar for upcoming meetings and locations.

Membership

There is currently no formal membership. Participation ranges from 20-30, representing providers and agencies, government departments, service users, and other community members.


2019 MEETING MATERIALS

Please visit the following links to view our past meeting minutes and agendas.

OCT. 16 2019 HEALTH WORKGROUP MEETING

Health Workgroup agenda - October 16, 2019

Health Workgroup minutes - pending - October 16, 2019

Sep. 18 2019 HEALTH WORKGROUP MEETING

Health Workgroup agenda - September 18, 2019

Health Workgroup minutes - September 18, 2019

Health Workgroup presentation: Better Outcomes Thru Bridges (BOB) Program - September 18, 2019

Health Workgroup handout: BOB Program Contacts - September 18, 2019

Aug. 21 2019 HEALTH WORKGROUP MEETING

Health Workgroup agenda - August 21, 2019

Health Workgroup minutes - August 21, 2019

Health Workgroup presentation - CareOregon Services - August 21, 2019

Health Workgroup handout - Regional Care Teams Flier - August 21, 2019

Health Workgroup handout - Regional Care Teams Contact Info - August 21, 2019

Jun. 19 2019 HEALTH WORKGROUP MEETING

Health Workgroup agenda - June 19, 2019

Health Workgroup minutes - June 19, 2019

Health Workgroup handout - Kaiser Permanente: Thrive Local - June 19, 2019

May. 15 2019 HEALTH WORKGROUP MEETING

Health Workgroup agenda - May 15, 2019

Health Workgroup minutes - May 15, 2019

Health Workgroup handout - Health Workgroup Strategic Planning Scoping Synthesis - May 15, 2019

Apr. 17 2019 HEALTH WORKGROUP MEETING

Health Workgroup agenda - April 17, 2019

Health Workgroup minutes - April 17, 2019

Health Workgroup presentation - Update on the Portland Housing Bond - April 17, 2019

Health Workgroup presentation - Medication Supported Recovery 101 - April 17, 2019

Mar. 20 2019 HEALTH WORKGROUP MEETING

CANCELED

Feb. 20 2019 HEALTH WORKGROUP MEETING

Health Workgroup agenda - February 20, 2019

Health Workgroup minutes - February 20, 2019

Health Workgroup presentation - Homelessness Research and Action Collaborative - February 20, 2019

Health Workgroup handout - Homelessness Research and Action Collaborative One-Sheet - February 20, 2019

JAN. 16 2019 HEALTH WORKGROUP MEETING

Health Workgroup agenda - January 16, 2019

Health Workgroup minutes - January 16, 2019

 

2018 MEETING MATERIALS

Dec. 19 2018 HEALTH WORKGROUP MEETING

Health Workgroup agenda - December 19, 2018

Health Workgroup minutes - December 19, 2018

Health Workgroup handout - Mini-Summit Table - December 19, 2018

Health Workgroup handout - Systems Perspectives on Transition Services - December 19, 2018

Health Workgroup handout - Coordinated Entry Information, December 19, 2018

Nov. 21 2018 HEALTH WORKGROUP MEETING

Health Workgroup agenda - November 21, 2018

Health Workgroup minutes - November 21, 2018

Oct. 17, 2018 HEALTH WORKGROUP MEETING

Health Workgroup agenda - October 17, 2018

Health Workgroup minutes - October 17, 2018

Health Workgroup handout - Community Care Coordination Systems - October 17, 2018

Health Workgroup handout - Resources for Engagement with Incarcerated Individuals - October 17, 2018

Sep. 19, 2018 HEALTH WORKGROUP MEETING

Health Workgroup agenda - September 19, 2018

Health Workgroup minutes - July 18, 2018

AUG. 15, 2018 HEALTH WORKGROUP MEETING

CANCELED

JUL. 18, 2018 Health Workgroup Meeting

Health Workgroup agenda - July 18, 2018

Health Workgroup minutes - July 18, 2018

Health Workgroup handout - Request for Proposals Frequently Asked Questions - July 18, 2018

Health Workgroup handout - Corporation for Supportive Housing - July 18, 2018

Jun. 20, 2018 Health Workgroup Meeting

Health Workgroup agenda - June 20, 2018

Health Workgroup minutes - June 20, 2018

May 16, 2018 health workgroup MEETING

Health Workgroup agenda - May 16, 2018

Health Workgroup minutes - May 16, 2018

apr. 18, 2018 health workgroup MEETING

Health Workgroup agenda - April 18, 2018

Health Workgroup minutes - April 18, 2018

jan. 17, 2018 health workgroup MEETING

Health Workgroup agenda - January 17, 2018

Health Workgroup minutes - January 17, 2018