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Cambia Grove

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Event Description: Community Health Workers (CHW) are trusted members of a community who help others learn how to be healthy and identify services to meet needs like food insecurity, housing instability and financial stress. CHW services are associated with better health outcomes and reduced health care costs.

In addition to improvements in cost and outcomes, making these services available through employers may also lead to increased job satisfaction. During this roundtable discussion, Dr. Brian Frank will share learnings from a survey and subsequent development of pilot study at OHSU highlighting the potential opportunity to include CHW services as part of the employer health plan.

Who should attend? Cambia Grove’s roundtables welcome any interested stakeholder to participate. This event is geared towards purchasers, health plan professionals, or other stakeholders working to reduce costs and improve health outcomes.

About Our Roundtables:

Roundtables are part of our regular (free to all) programming where we connect experts from a wide array of perspectives relevant to health innovators. These gatherings are 90-minute conversations are capped to roughly 15 participants to ensure open dialogues that dive deep into subject matter while also making meaningful connections amongst participants.

The conversation is recorded and shared with the community at large.

A few days prior, we will send out "Confirmation Required" emails to registrants. You must email back to confirm your spot, or we will have to release your ticket. This roundtable will be happening virtually, Laura Sconyers ( will reach out to attendees with meeting info.


Dr. Brian Frank is an assistant professor and full-time clinician in the department of family medicine at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. Since 2011 he has had the good fortune to provide care to multi-generational families and individuals in all stages of life at the OHSU’s Family Medicine Clinic at Richmond, a federally qualified health center. Outside of his clinical duties, Dr. Frank leads research intended to increase employer responsiveness to employees’ social and medical needs by identifying returns on investment for these efforts.

He is a current member of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Business Engagement in Building Healthy Communities. He also served as member of the Health Equity Tactic Team for Family Medicine for America’s Health from 2017 through its completion in 2019 and was a 2016-17 Clinical Innovation Fellow with the Oregon Health Authority. He writes and speaks nationally about food insecurity, implicit bias and other issues related to health equity. Outside of work, Dr. Frank is an avid cook. He is rarely happier than when in the kitchen, preparing food for his family and friends.