Fostering Hope Initiative

Community Health Services  •  Residential Services  •  Pregnancy Services


The Fostering Hope Initiative has trained and certified staff who ensure outreach, education, and service navigation as a cooperating organization in the OHA Healthier Oregon initiative. FHI Community Health Workers (CHWs) provide system navigation to Citizen Waived Medical and non-Citizen Waived Medical members with the focus on engaging this population through Oregon Health Authority’s auto-enrollment strategy in Marion and Polk County.

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For more information, email [email protected].

 Fostering Hope Initiative Community Health Workers (CHW’s):

· Provide one-to-one system navigation services in Marion and Polk County and assist individuals to enroll in health coverage.

· Employ strategies to overcome the barriers to utilizing Oregon Health Plan coverage and help navigate both Oregon Health Plan and other Coordinated Care Organization systems.

· Improve health literacy and navigation of health systems and health systems literacy.

· Collaborate with local community organizations and establish information sharing processes to facilitate outreach, enrollment, and system navigation.