Founding Partners | Oregon Center for Health Innovation

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.

OCHI is the research, education and practice partner with key health organizations in Oregon to transform the current health care system from a focus on prolonging life and reducing disability to optimizing the health and well-being of populations in Oregon. Partnerships are key to OCHI and to effecting change.

OCHI is supported by its founding partner, PacificSource Health Plans, which has a long history of partnering with Oregon State University to launch health-based innovations on campus, as well as throughout Oregon to benefit people across the state. 

Partner advantages

  • Be a leader in preventive health innovation
  • Leverage Oregon State’s strengths in health, business, engineering and community outreach
  • Expand community presence through the university’s reach and reputation
  • Support research and preventive health interventions that are cost sustainable
  • Enhance your organization’s name and brand recognition
  • Raise your profile as an employer of choice with students and alumni

The future of public health is here, and the opportunity is now! See what a partnership with OCHI, led by the state’s only accredited college of public health, can do for your organization and the health of those you serve.

For information on being part of the Oregon State University Center for Health Innovation, contact Gloria Krahn, interim director, at OR Heather Brust, senior director of development for the Health Sciences Division, at 541-737-5137 or