Recovery Act: Oregon Highlights
Since the enactment of the Recovery Act in 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made $1.4 billion in stimulus funds available in the State of Oregon* for Community Health Centers, universities and other institutions in the State to provide fiscal relief, improve and expand access to health care, provide child care and other social services for its most vulnerable citizens, establish the infrastructure for health information technology, and conduct scientific research.
- $992.2 million for the increased Federal share (FMAP) of State Medicaid costs.
- $119.4 million for scientific research, equipment, and facilities, including:
- $9.1 million to the University of Oregon for improvements to research facilities.
- $4.4 million to Oregon Health and Science University for facility construction to support molecular, cellular, and genomic characterization studies.
- $83.4 million for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), including $3.6 million for subsidized jobs programs.
- $36.4 million for Early Head Start and Head Start programs to expand and improve quality.
- $35.3 million for Community Health Center services, construction, renovation, equipment, and health information technology (IT), including:
- $9.6 million to Central City Concern in Portland for construction, equipment and increased demand in services.
- $5.7 million to OCHIN Inc. in Portland for health IT.
- $31.7 million for health IT, including:
- $5.8 million to Oregon Health and Science University to develop training programs for highly specialized health IT jobs.
- $23 million for the Child Care and Development Fund to increase access to child care and improve quality.
- $8.2 million for the Community Services Block Grant for community action agencies to help low-income residents become self-sufficient.
- $7.5 million for the Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative for the Multnomah County Health Department to promote healthy eating and physical activity and $4.3 million for State programs targeting obesity and tobacco.
- $4.4 million to support 91 National Health Service Corps clinicians providing primary health care in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
- $3.8 million through the Indian Health Service, including EPA funds, for health care facilities maintenance and improvement, equipment, sanitation facilities and health IT.
- $3.4 million for immunization programs.
- $1.3 million for meals and nutrition services for the elderly.
- $479,000 for community programs to help seniors with chronic disease self-management.
*The total funding in this document is based on the HHS Sept. 30, 2011, Financial and Activity Report (FAR) for the Recovery Act, available at the Department’s website, http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/reports/index.html, except for FMAP, which is based on the Oct. 21, 2011, FAR and FMAP obligations of $151.5 million in Recovery Act funds extended by P.L. 111-226. The highlights are a selection of programs funded by the Recovery Act and do not add up to the total funding within the State. For more information about individual HHS programs and Recovery Act funding, see http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/.
Last Updated: November 18, 2011