I’m Rod Hart, populationist & health interventionist. I manage Health Promotion and Wellness at ODS Health, and live just southwest of Portland in the stunning Willamette valley. My work and that of my team focuses on applying behavioral-based models of change to individuals, groups and communities of care.  Some of this work will be featured in the NCQA Leadership Series this fall as a case study profiling the ODS Health Coaching program. It is entitled Integrating the Patient Activation Measure Into Health Coaching to Improve Patient Engagement. The Leadership Series profiles the efforts of leading health plans to improve outcomes and engage patients in their own care. I just completed Cycle Oregon (Going Coastal), a 499 mile –seven day ride, the Cycle Oregon Fund  distributes funds to towns, organizations and bicycle-related causes in Oregon.

(editors note. This “and now a word of introduction from…” comes from Rodney Hart, one of 20 conference presenters.  From time to time we’ll post an intro as a way for Models for Change conference attendees and other interested parties to learn a bit more about a speaker beyond the title and bio)

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