In this one hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Jean O’Connor, JD, DrPH, discusses the origins and progress of the movement toward coordinated care organizations (CCOs) in Oregon. O’Connor also explains how the implementation of CCOs will dramatically change how care is delivered by focusing on prevention, fostering accountability, reducing waste, and lowering costs.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe Oregon’s model for transforming its health care system
  • Identify at least one way that public health can ensure prevention is a key component of health reform
  • Relate state-level health reform activities to opportunities to address the social determinants of health

Intended Audience

Public health organization leaders and partners; local, state, and tribal public health practitioners; managers in health care organizations interested in working with public health


Jean O’Connor, JD, DrPH, is the Deputy Director of the Oregon Public Health Division within the Oregon Health Authority. Her responsibilities include leading policy and strategy activities for the Division, overseeing the State’s public health preparedness and accreditation activities, and helping to ensure public health’s engagement in the transformation of Oregon’s health system.

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Air Date: 
Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 12:00 pm PST to Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 1:00 pm PST
Law and Policy & Ethics
Leadership & Management
1 hour
Hot Topics in Practice
Competency Domains: 
Analytical/Assessment Skills
Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
Cultural Competency Skills
Financial Planning and Management Skills
Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills