Our Story

Over the past five years, there has been an impressive, transformative effort carried out within our health care system. We've seen our local communities come together to improve the health and health outcomes of Oregon Health Plan members, while simultaneously contributing cost savings to the system. 

Health Share has been at the center of it all, and our partners have done even more on their own to achieve Health Share's collective vision of a healthy community for all. 

In 2011, Oregon passed House Bill 3650. This bill set the stage for transforming the care people receive through the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), Oregon's Medicaid program, and began the process of establishing local coordinated care organizations (CCOs). CCOs are health plans working within their local communities to serve OHP members and improve the way care is delivered.

In September 2012, Health Share of Oregon officially became Oregon's largest CCO, serving approximately 220,000 OHP members in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties.

Health Share has continually evolved since 2012. Over the years, we have progressed strategically, from building a foundation with administrative efficiency, community engagement and strategic investment (2012-2014), to focusing on a body of work to address the Triple Aim of better health, better care and smarter spending (2014-2015). Health Share's 2015-2017 strategic goals focus on enhanced capacity and access to care and promoting early life health. This will be followed by three top priorities in the years to come: promoting early life health, enhancing behavioral health, and increasing health equity.

Read more about our progress and innovation in our report: The Power of Together | Five Years of Health Transformation, 2012-2017.