Oregon Association of Family Physicians

January 2023
 - January 2004
Oregon Association of Family Physicians

Primary Care Beyond Clinic Walls, 2023

With over 1,600 members, the Oregon Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP) is the largest medical specialty society in Oregon and is the state chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians. OAFP’s mission is to support family physicians in their pursuit of optimal health for the people of Oregon and provides value to its members by advocating for sustainable, equitable health care in their communities.

Primary Care Beyond Clinic Walls is a pilot project that aims to foster long-lasting relationships between primary care, community-based organizations, and local public health agencies. These relationships are established through collaboration and creating projects aimed to address community needs in five communities across Oregon. Throughout the project, physicians serve as collaborators with their CBO partners, and potential bridges and collaborators with local public health (LPH). Projects and relationships are supported through group and individual consultation which seeks to help physicians utilize fundamental project management skills, identify advantageous resources, and facilitate beneficial connections.

Primary Care Beyond Clinic Walls, 2022

With over 1,600 members, the Oregon Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP) is the largest medical specialty society in Oregon and is the state chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians. OAFP’s mission is to support family physicians in their pursuit of optimal health for the people of Oregon and provides value to its members by advocating for sustainable, equitable health care in their communities.

This project will support a cohort of 5-10 participating OAFP physicians to establish long-term, relationships with community-based organizations (CBO) and local public health offices (LPH) to address community health needs related to inequities and social drivers of health.

OAFP will provide ongoing mentoring and technical support including one-on-one, project meetings, monthly cohort meetings, and virtual collaboration for peer-to-peer feedback. This project will improve community resilience by strengthening ties between primary care, public health, and community health actors. The project is also designed to reduce burnout for participating physicians. CHAP has funded the project in partnership with the Andrew and Cory Morris-Singer Foundation.

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National Association of Community Health Workers

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Brazelton Touchpoints Center

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Mamatoto Village

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Center for Health Care Strategies

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Oregon Association of Family Physicians

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