Rural Population Health Management: A Certificate Program for Rural Health Care Leaders and Managers

Specially designed for Oregon’s Rural Health Care Leaders

Webcast Series - Fall 2016

All sessions in the program take place from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the following days:

  • September 27
  • November 1
  • December 6

About the Program

Thanks to a grant from the State of Oregon through the Oregon Research & Education Fund, OAHHS’ 501(c)(3) subsidiary, special funding has been made available for rural health providers to earn a certificate of rural population health management. Because of this generous grant, this certificate program is offered to all Oregon rural health care leaders at no cost.

This series was created to engage hospitals, health systems, and other providers to transition to a value-based, population health management environment. This comprehensive certificate program will provide you with proven skills, information, and tools. You will learn what has worked in other areas and how to address implementation challenges that are unique to rural communities in Oregon. The program will take place over three sessions: Sept. 27, Nov. 1, and Dec. 6.

             To review the program brochure, click here.

This innovative program will prepare you for population health management by giving you:

  • A clear definition of rural population health management and its components;
  • Insight into how rural population health management is emerging in Oregon;
  • A roadmap to plan your organization’s population health management role and strategies for implementation;
  • New clinical performance indicators for population health management; and
  • One-on-one opportunities to consult with subject matter experts.

Program Structure

The foundation of the program will be three 60-minute webcast lectures. Each webcast will be immediately followed by a 45-minute small-group coaching session lead by a Kaufman Hall facilitator and will be discussion-based.

After each session, attendees will be directed toward a topic-specific assessment designed to encourage attendees to consider issues from each webcast through an organization-specific lens.

Each session will focus on a different functional sphere and will build on the information and discussion from the previous session:

  • Sept. 27: Preparing for Population Health Management
  • Nov. 1: Key Capabilities for Population Health Management
  • Dec. 6: Putting Population Health into Action

It is strongly encouraged that participants attend all three sessions in this program. Completion of all three sessions is required to receive certification.

If you have questions about this program, or would like additional information, please contact Katie Harris, director of program management at or 503-479-6027.

Program Partners

Kaufman Hall is a trusted advisor to hospital management teams and boards, and helps health care organizations identify the right strategies to compete in our rapidly evolving marketplace while balancing strategic priorities with today's financial realities. Kaufman Hall is providing the educational content, faculty presenters, and technology platform for this series. To learn more about the program faculty, click here

The Oregon Association of Hospitals & Health Systems and its 501(c)(3) subsidiary, Oregon Research & Education Foundation, would like to thank the Oregon Office of Rural Health, the Oregon Medical Association, Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization, and the Oregon Health Authority for their support of this program. The program is made possible through special funding by the State of Oregon.

Join the Online Community

As an additional resource to participants in the Oregon Rural Population Health Series, registrants have access to the online community portal created to allow you to engage with staff and other program participants. 

Click here to participate

For more information about your login information, please contact Wendy Gale at