Completed Projects

Lane County Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners

Lane County was on the brink of a healthcare crisis.  A shortage of primary care physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners had been documented in a variety of reports by the Oregon Health Authority. In addition, large numbers of primary care workers in Lane County retired and  the Trillium Community Health Plan CCO, reported about […]

Prosperity Pilot Klamath Tribes/Chiloquin Early Literacy

Early childhood literacy was identified as a leading way to address poverty in the long term. The Klamath Tribes/Chiloquin Community Early Literacy Project focused on engaging parents and the community to ensure local children are ready to read when they enter school. This project brought together the Tribes and the Chiloquin community in collaboration with […]

Wasco County Community Action Plan for Reducing Childhood Obesity

This OS project team was part of ongoing efforts to reduce childhood obesity in Wasco County. Initial work began in 2013 with the measurement of percentile BMls of children in one public elementary school in The Dalles. Higher than state average overweight and obesity rates were noted, which prompted additional inquiry. A Columbia Gorge Health Council […]

Leveraging for Levees Event with Scott Shapiro


Greater Portland Area Traffic Incident Management

Planned and unplanned traffic incident response can benefit from greater coordination among agencies. Incident clearance times can be improved by responders working together to align priorities and debrief response efforts. Moving incidents off the road faster leads to safer conditions for incident responders, reduced congestion and quicker movement of people and goods, and reduced greenhouse […]

Prosperity Pilot Southern Oregon Success

The School2Work and Youth Development Committees of Southern Oregon Success (SORS) worked to make sure all high school youth who are in need receive additional support, experience and/or encouragement to successfully graduate and transition to post-secondary training and/or a career. This effort became one of the Oregon Prosperity Initiative Pilot projects and used the Oregon […]

Klamath IDEA (Inspire Development – Energize Acceleration)

The concept behind Klamath IDEA was to bring education, economic development, private business, financial institutions, municipal, county, and state governments together with entrepreneurs, innovators, and successful businesses to accelerate job creation and promote marketable commodities to expand the local and state economy. Project identification and recruitment efforts included forums and presentations to the community (including […]

NAYA Generations

The Oregon Solutions NAYA Generations project was an innovative integrated inter-generational housing and learning community.  Its residents comprise of some of the Native community’s most vulnerable elements: Children in foster care/child welfare; elders; and early learners.  NAYA Generations project was culturally –based and helped guide the delivery of services to residents, learners, and visitors. From […]

Moist Mixed Conifer Science-Policy Workshop

The Moist Mixed Conifer Science-Policy Workshop was held in Pendleton Oregon on December 4-5th and brought together scientists, technical specialists, forest collaboratives and policy-makers to discuss management strategies for eastside moist-mixed conifer forests with the following focus: Goals: Review the latest research findings on moist mixed-conifer forests, to take advantage of the Pacific Northwest Research Station’s just-completed […]

Prosperity Pilot Malheur CTE

The Oregon Prosperity Initiative (OPI) is a commitment to create a robust, thriving economy by removing barriers to overcoming poverty and empowering citizens to maximize their potential.  The initiative is working on two fronts: ensuring that people and families who are currently living in poverty have access to critical resources, and addressing the root causes […]