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Doulas are a covered benefit

Doulas are trained birth companions. They provide personal support to women and families during pregnancy, delivery and beyond. Their services are covered by the Oregon Health Plan. They are not caregivers, but can work with your health team. Doulas are professionally trained in emotional, physical, and educational support during the birth experience.  A doula can …

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Dr. Seamus McCarthy and Jenn Richter: Creating a community that instills resilience and hope

All the odds are stacked against 5-year-old Katrina, a composite for the 4,979 children served by the Yamhill Coordinated Care Organization’s Early Learning Hub and partner agencies. Katrina and her siblings live in poverty. Their young parents hold down three jobs, but still struggle to make it from paycheck to paycheck. They live far from …

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YCCO leads trauma-informed care movement with workshop on creating trust

McMinnville, Ore. — Yamhill Community Care Organization and Early Learning Hub are offering a workshop to service providers and families, focused on building trust within communities. The event will feature a presentation from Raul Almazar, RN, MA and Malcolm Aquinas, PRS on how to establish trusting, effective relationships between providers and community members. The team …

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Measure 101 endorsement cites Yamhill CCO program

Medicaid expansion promotes prevention. It helps Yamhill CCO fund programs that target health-related behavior, like the PAX Good Behavior Game at Yamhill-Carlton Elementary School. This guest editorial in the Eugene Register-Guard describes how PAX teaches children behaviors that will support life-long health. Votes must be cast by Tuesday, Jan. 23. The mailing deadline has passed, but …

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Yamhill Community Care Organization names new CEO

Yamhill Community Care Organization (Yamhill CCO), the Organization that provides Oregon Health Plan services and family supports to residents in Yamhill County, has named Seamus McCarthy, Ph.D., as president and chief executive officer. Dr. McCarthy brings more than 20 years of executive experience to his current role, combining business and health care leadership with a …

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OHA announces plans to transform Oregon’s behavioral health system

Behavioral Health Collaborative recommendations and interactive mapping tool released today ​SALEM—Behavioral health touches every Oregonian. Everyone has a friend, a loved one, or a neighbor who has experienced a mental health issue or substance use disorder – and many Oregonians experience these challenges themselves. While Oregon has made progress related to the behavioral health system, …

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Do Genetics Determine our Socioemotional Development?

“The Raising of America- DNA is Not Destiny” documentary screening to be sponsored by Yamhill Community Care Organization as part of The Family Resiliency Community Conversation series McMinnville, Ore. —  Join Yamhill Community Care Organization on March 21st for a screening of “The Raising of America: DNA is Not Destiny”. The film will begin at …

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