One Community Health Unveils New Mobile-Friendly Website

Now live, onecommunityhealth.org offers a vibrant design, greater patient engagement, useful features and exclusive content.

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Hood River, Ore., Feb. xx, 2018 — The red ribbon has been cut, and One Community Health has a brand new presence…online, that is. This past week, the nonprofit federally qualified health center launched a totally revamped bilingual website, onecommunityhealth.org. The fresh look reflects a more vibrant design, supports greater patient engagement, and offers useful tools, features and exclusive content.

“When this website project began, we had a number of very specific goals,” says Dave Edwards, One Community Health’s (OCH) CEO. “Notably, we wanted patients to experience an online solution where they would feel empowered and engaged in advancing their total health and wellness. Today, our site successfully does just that. It communicates our unique approach to integrative medical, dental and behavioral health care. In fact, the digital platform for our behavioral health care component is totally new for us, and offering web-based education and tools in this area of care was yet another one of the major goals of this project. In short, there’s a lot to discover on our new website, and it’s a very true reflection of how we’re operating as a patient-centered primary care home and providing team-based care. It also demonstrates our commitment to remaining accessible to all by keeping up with the latest expectations around technology today.”

Among onecommunityhealth.org’s key features and benefits:

  • Calendar of FREE local events to support health and wellness
  • Trustworthy health resource articles, authored by OCH staff and providers
  • Behavioral health and substance use education and tools, including online screenings and assessments
  • Inspiring patient stories
  • MyChart patient portal for easy, secure access to personal health information
  • Medicaid support and information from the “Medicaid Experts” of the Gorge
  • Guidance for the insured and uninsured alike
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Behavioral health assessments and tools
  • Real-time, user-friendly Careers page
  • Community partners and resource directory
  • Opportunities for community outreach and supporting OCH
  • Social media links

The website was designed by Blue Marble Creative of White Salmon, along with OCH employees. Its photos—many of which were taken by photographer Jen Jones of Hood River—purposefully capture actual OCH patients and employees, the health center’s various locations, and the scope of both its onsite and offsite services and programs. The powerful blend of the design, content and imagery reinforces OCH’s mission to advance health and social justice for all members of the Columbia Gorge region.

"A lot of thoughtful planning went into crafting the website so that it would reflect the spirit and purpose of OCH,” says Christine Fisher, owner of Blue Marble Creative. “What’s exciting is that this is just the beginning of what is a ‘living’ resource for the Columbia Gorge region, because One Community Health is committed to education and outreach as a core part of its mission. The staff there really care about disseminating useful information and they have embraced digital media as an important way to regularly share their expertise."

About One Community Health
One Community Health (OCH) is a nonprofit, Federally Qualified Health Center with locations in The Dalles and Hood River, Ore. Formerly known as La Clínica del Cariño Family Health Care Center, Inc., it was founded in 1986 and, today, has evolved into an official Patient-Centered Primary Care Home. OCH currently provides services to nearly 12,000 patients. In addition, OCH excels in providing  educational programs and support that reflect its integrated approach to health and wellbeing. Dedicated to advancing health and social justice for all its community members, OCH serves patients from the Mid-Columbia River Gorge Region: Wasco, Hood River, Klickitat and Skamania Counties. To donate or for more information, visit the OCH website.

*This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Media Contact:
Katie Roberts, Communications Developer
One Community Health
(303) 709-2912; kroberts@onecommunityhealth.org

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