A core component of the OPIP mission is to “inform policies that support the optimal health and development” and youth. As a neutral broker between policy and practice, we help to translate policy for local practices, while bringing practice concerns of the front line into policy conversations.
Summary Briefs Created by OPIP:
In the course of working with policymakers, OPIP has created summary briefs meant to inform reform efforts within the Oregon Health Authority, the Early Learning Council, and other state agencies. These briefs have focused on the following topics:
- Using Kindergarten Readiness as an Accountability Metric for Coordinated Care Organizations in Oregon, December 2011.
- Shared Accountability for Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organizations and the Early Childhood Design Team, December 2011.
- Enhanced Payments for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs: Policy Considerations, January 2012.
Summary Briefs by the Broader OPIP Steering and Partners Committees:
The OPIP Steering and Partners Committees are intentionally comprised of public and private entities with a shared investment in child health care quality and shared goal of improving the health of the children and youth of Oregon. These engaged groups meet monthly (Steering) and quarterly (Partners), during which highlights of key Oregon health reform activities are summarized. Through the course of these meetings, two timely summary briefs were created in collaboration with the OPIP partners, which summarize input from this broad group of stakeholders to the fast-paced health reform efforts. The summary briefs collaboratively created focused on the following:
- Oregon Health Authority’s Patient-Centered Primary Care Homes (PCPCH) Attestation: Key Learnings from the Front Line Based on Practice Level Review, April 2012.
- Opportunities to Ensure a Maternal and Child Health Focus in the Coordinated Care Organizations, April 2012.
- CHIPRA Demonstration Grant – Medical Home Pilots: Recommendations from the OPIP Executive Committee Regarding Design Parameters and Key Issues to Consider.
Peer reviewed article on Children’s Health Complexity:
As part of our work with OHA, OPIP has published an article in BMJ Innovations on the children’s health complexity work:
Oregon’s approach to leveraging system-level data to guide a social determinants of health-informed approach to children’s healthcare