ABOUT US - Our History
Established in 2011, in September of that year, Mid Rogue Foundation was awarded a three-year grant of more than $770,000 through the USDA’s Rural Health Information Technology Network Development (RHITND) Program. These monies were given to the Foundation to help improve health care and support the adoption of Health Information Technology (HIT) in rural health networks. The Foundation was one of only 40 awardees across the country and the only one in the state of Oregon. The Foundation focused on the adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHR), Meaningful Use and the exchange of key clinical health information in Josephine and Curry counties.
Our Vision going Forward
We envision improved quality, access and affordability to social and physical environments that promote good health.
We promote healthy and vibrant communities through support, advocacy and partnerships with a focus on housing, education, transportation and the built environment.
After their past success of using Federal funds to help promote and effect the conversion to Electronic Health Records by medical providers in Josephine County, the revitalized Mid-Rogue Foundation has rebranded themselves and strategically providing a new focus and purpose.
Using the Social Determinants of Health (Housing, Education, Transportation and Environment) to guide program creation, they’ve researched and identified gaps in the county.
This has led them to establish a partnership with Josephine County and the State of Oregon in re-establishing a housing repair/rehabilitation program that will operate in the Urban Growth Boundary of Grants Pass, Cave Junction and throughout the entire county and is funded primarily by Community Development Block Grants.
MRF has also facilitated and collaborated with local volunteers in development of the Grants Pass areas' first transitional housing project known as Foundry Village.
Mid Rogue Foundation is currently focused on facilitating change in local housing availability through specific projects and community initiatives.