OCHI's founding partner is PacificSource Health Plans. Pictured are Ken Provencher, president and CEO, PacificSource Health Plans; former CPHHS Dean Tammy Bray; Gloria Krahn, interim director of OCHI; Heather Brust, senior director of development; and members of the PacificSource team.
The Oregon State University Center for Health Innovation is a new center dedicated to developing solutions for today’s most pressing health problems and building a workforce to address health challenges of the future.
The center, led by the College of Public Health and Human Sciences and supported by PacificSource Health Plans, will connect academic, industry and community partners for work on a wide range of projects aimed at improving the well-being of the overall population and creating health interventions that reduce preventable disease and are cost sustainable.
Currently, researchers from the center work with partner organizations to conduct program evaluation and research, perform big data analyses to uncover trends and targets, and develop technology innovations that support health needs and goals. Workforce development initiatives engage students at all levels in applied experiences, from undergraduate service learning to internships for graduate students and post-doctoral fellowships.