During its Zoom meeting last month, Lake County Community Health Partnership (CHIP) members heard a number of updates, including information from the Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care (EOCCO) and Lake County Community Advisory Council (LCAC).

Representatives from Summit Health — which has the same partners as EOCCO — told attendees about their organization. Summit Health is a health insurance company that offers Medicare plans to people living in eastern Oregon.

Its mission is to invest in local care to drive better outcomes for the health of its members and the communities they live in.

The representatives also discussed the individual health plans offered by Summit Health. The item was discussion-only.

AmeriCorps VISTA Katie Mannina gave an update on the LCAC; she noted that she and fellow VISTA Clara Morris are working with the LCAC to better engage EOCCO members in meetings and decision-making related to their healthcare. EOCCO wants the LCAC’s membership to be made up of 51% Oregon Health Plan members. Mannina and Morris will be teaming up with LCAC members to increase outreach and connections with EOCCO members.

No action was taken during the meeting.

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