OHCA’s advocacy work is centered on our mission of creating a lasting legacy of quality long term care across Oregon. We work at the state and federal levels to ensure that public policy decisions improve the lives of seniors and people with disabilities.

Improve quality care

The Oregon Health Care Association advocates for policies that help providers decrease hospitalization rates, increase successful re-entry into the community, and keep people living independently as long as possible.

Prepare for a rapidly aging population

The Oregon Health Care Association promotes policies that help Oregon prepare for the needs of an aging population, from training for family caregivers to building a well-trained long term care workforce.

Meet the needs of people with disabilities

The Oregon Health Care Association advocates for policies that help people with disabilities access high quality long term care with dignity and respect.

Develop Oregon’s health care workforce

There is a higher demand than ever for health care professionals, and that demand will only continue to grow. OHCA advocates for policies that help individuals enter the health care work force and advance on a career ladder, to ensure there are quality caregivers all across the long term care continuum.

Provide training to family and professional caregivers

Nearly 500,000 Oregonians provide care for a loved one. Meanwhile, OHCA members employ 50,000 caregivers each day. OHCA advocates for policies that promote training and resources to both paid and unpaid caregivers, so we can build a strong health care workforce and provide help to those caring for their loved ones.