Central Oregon Health Leaders Need Feedback


Central Oregon community members interested in hearing the results of the recent community health survey and sharing feedback are invited to attend one of six dinner events to be hosted throughout the region between November 1 and 9. The first 50 adults registered and in attendance will receive a $50 VISA gift card, a catered meal and mileage compensation. Individuals must be 18 years or older and can attend one event only. Childcare will be provided for those who need it.


Thursday, November 2
Larkspur Community Center
1600 SE Reed Market Rd., Bend, OR 97702


Monday, November 6
Crescent Community Club
420 Crescent Cutoff Rd., Crescent, OR 97733


Tuesday, November 7
Crook Coounty Middle School Cafeteria
100 NE Knowledge St., Prineville, OR 97754

La Pine

Wednesday, November 8
La Pine Community Health Center
51600 Huntington Rd., La Pine, OR 97739


Thursday, November 9
Jefferson Co Public Health Community Room
500 NE A St., Suite 102, Madras, OR 97741

The ten-minute online community health survey was launched in March and ended in September of 2023, collecting input from community members throughout the tri-county region. Administered by the Central Oregon Health Council in partnership with St. Charles Health System, Crook County Health Department, Deschutes County Health Services and Jefferson County Public Health, the survey is designed to collect information to inform community health improvement plans and future funding invested in community health and well-being. Other partners include community connectors and organizations across the region who helped promote the survey.

The community health survey is part of a Regional Health Assessment, a report that identifies the key health needs, weaknesses and strengths of a community. It is developed every five years by looking at data and asking community members for their input. Other input is gathered from listening sessions and data compiled from existing sources, like emergency room visit data.

Community members can register for the feedback by calling 541-306-3523.

About Central Oregon Health Council:
The Central Oregon Health Council is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt public and private community governance entity dedicated to improving the health of the region and oversight of the Medicaid population and the Coordinated Care Organization (CCO). Senate Bill 204 officially created the COHC in 2011 to facilitate collaboration, regional planning and community governance. The COHC serves as the community governing entity over the region’s Coordinated Care Organization (CCO), PacificSource Community Solutions. COHC connects the CCO, community members, providers, and community-based organizations to resources in Central Oregon.



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