In mid-2011, Mid Rogue Foundation received $770,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to disburse to local medical organizations to help them upgrade their technical infrastructure. Since then, we have awarded funds to well-qualified medical practices to help them implement Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems, attain Meaningful Use, and to establish Information Exchanges for clinical health information.
2011/$15,000 SOASTC School Community Team
The School Community Team uses an innovative, school-based approach to confront children's mental health issues. The program works with schools to improve outreach to parents and community partners, with the following goals in mind:
- Establishing effective counseling services and support within schools
- Offering preventative services whenever possible
- Responding to the day-to-day needs of students
- Going beyond the mental health services available from school staff
- Creating safe environments that promote positive development
- Bringing in community resources to assist in achieving the above goals, as needed
Oregon Healthy Kids
Oregon Healthy Kids is a state-funded program offering no-cost or low-cost healthcare insurance to all of Oregon’s children. While the state of Oregon has fully funded this amazing program, there remains one obstacle to 100% coverage: information. Parents need to know about the program and be able to fill out the required paperwork. That’s why Mid Rogue Foundation, as an authorized Application Assistor, is happy to help with outreach and to help families correctly fill out the required forms.
Boys and Girls Club of Grants Pass
Through our network of volunteers, the Foundation has been assisting the nonprofit Boys and Girls Club of Grants Pass in many ways, primarily by advocating for and helping to sign up children for the Oregon Health Plan. Many parents in the area are unaware that children under the age of 18 are eligible for Oregon’s Health Plan at no charge. Thanks to the Foundation, hundreds of children have been signed up and are now receiving medical care.