Name change! The College of Public Health and Human Sciences is changing its name to the College of Health. You’ll likely see both names for the next few months. We’re also reorganizing. Here's what you need to know to navigate this process.
Health Heroes stand out among their fellow students and alumni. They are doing incredible and impactful work in our community, exemplifying our vision to bring health and well-being within reach for all. Get to know all of the Dean's Health Heroes.
Environmental and Occupational Health MPH alumnus Bruce Franz '23 received an award at the 2023 annual Pacific Ecological Systems Division award ceremony for his work to make ground water monitoring more accessible to stakeholders. Congratulations Bruce!
OCHI has launched a Spanish-English Health Care Interpreter Training, in partnership with PACE, and with a generous gift from Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization. This OHA-approved training program prepares participants to become qualified or certified health care interpreters in Oregon.
The Community Health Worker Training Program continues to grow under Oralia Mendez' leadership and with PACE’s partnership. To date, the program has trained 398 CHWs! This year, with funding from the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission, the program trained 16 veterans to become CHWs and the team (Oralia, Steve Spurgeon, Teresa Crowley, and Kaycee Headley) developed a continuing education course on veterans’ health for CHWs.
OCHI is the evaluation partner for OHA’s Healthier Oregon program. This program expanded Medicaid benefits to Oregonians regardless of immigration status beginning in July 2022. OCHI is working with 21 different community partners across Oregon to conduct the evaluation. In fact, the team (specifically, Oralia Mendez, Araceli Mendez, Haley Delgado, and Daniela Aguilar) trained community partners in data collection procedures, and community partners conducted surveys with Healthier Oregon members.
Students get the background to pursue a variety of medical careers, from medicine to occupational therapy.
College researchers brought in $24 million in research funding in FY ’23, and all students are encouraged to engage in research activities.
On campus or online, our nearly 2,400 students come from across the nation and around the globe. More than 32% identify as a minority.
There are a number of ways to make a difference and support our work, from changing a student’s life through a scholarship or giving to specialized funds that support IMPACT, the Dean’s Fund for Excellence and more.