Oregon State University Center for Health Innovation
As a portal between industry and academics, the Center supports health organizations in developing better systems and strategies. We do this through a range of services, including but not limited to:
Oregon Home Care Commission (OHCC) has contracted the Center to create a portfolio of professional development courses for Home Care Workers and Personal Support Workers. These courses will be an innovative hybrid of self-paced online learning and in-person offerings. Three courses are in development: Enhanced Certification, Exceptional Certification, and Ventilator Dependent Quadriplegic (VDQ) Certificate.
In 2016 a large health system recognized a need for a postdoctoral focus on population health. Collaboratively, OCHI and OSU Foundation established a position in public health services research.
In the first year of her two-year appointment, Megan Cahn co-authored a significant study demonstrating that care navigators are highly effective in helping indigenous adults receive definitive diagnoses after cancer screenings.