Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection

aka OregonSCI   |   PORTLAND, OR   |  www.oregonsci.org

Mission

Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection promotes health, builds community and creates opportunities for people affected by spinal cord injury. Our goal is to ensure everyone who sustains a spinal cord injury has the care and community they need to thrive.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

West Livaudais MPH

Main address

PO Box 17516

PORTLAND, OR 97217 USA

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EIN

81-1037564

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Communication

Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Oregon SCI Community Health Worker Program

Qualified and interested individuals with SCI will be recruited and trained as community health workers (CHW). CHWs will support health system care teams of newly injured patients during the first year post-injury. Upon discharge, the CHW will support their client by reinforcing health education about secondary conditions, coaching as they learn and perfect necessary skills to live independently, mentoring and emotional support, as well as connecting them to the OSCI support network and opportunities to recreate and engage in the community. The CHW will also raise awareness among primary care providers about the risks of secondary health conditions (SHC) and healthy behaviors and resources to prevent them.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Where we work

Our results

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Number of practicing Community Health Workers as a result of the organization's efforts

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with physical disabilities

Related Program

Oregon SCI Community Health Worker Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Goal 1: Establish the infrastructure to support the organization and provide sufficient capacity to achieve
short- and long-term goals prioritizing equity and inclusive practices.

Goal 2: Develop funding strategies that produce a diversified stream of sustainable revenue.

Goal 3: Develop a Communication Plan what will build strong brand identity through diverse communication
channels and efforts.

Goal 4: Develop programs that meet community needs across identity and regions.

* Expand board membership to include experience/expertise/diversity to support
organizational growth; develop a human resource plan outlining responsibilities, relationships, policies
and processes; create a formal equity plan; and expand strategic partnerships within the healthcare
system and with the communities OSCI serves.

* Develop and implement a funding plan by creating a Development Committee, that will
establish clear fundraising goals, engage a pyramid of donors, develop a grant writing plan and build
relationships with foundations.

* Create a Communication Committee to set communication objectives, further develop the
website and brand; devise content generation strategies to support that strong brand identity; and host
storytelling workshops with representation across identities and regions.

* Create a program committee to develop mechanisms for continuous community
input/feedback to ensure programs meet needs of diverse communities; create metrics and feedback
loops to ensure program quality and equity; develop and implement strategies to engage communities
across identity and regions; and create an advocacy plan that includes a clear vision, goals and strategy;
and build advocacy capacity by providing leadership and sustainability for this effort.

Financials

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Operations

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Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection

Board of directors
as of 5/10/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

West Livaudais

Matthew Howard

VA

Brigette Yates

Bainbridge Community Foundation

Jennine Smart

ORCHWA

Casey Moore

David's Chair

Anri Sugitani

Coates Kokes

Pamela Blikstad

Providence St. Joseph Health

Organizational demographics

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/16/2021

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.