Sharon N. Black Consultants, LLC
Special Projects in Health

~ trust and integrity, honest communication,
compassionate training and technical assistance ~

Showcasing the good work of our friends & colleagues:
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Welcome to the Sharon N. Black Consultants website! We invite you to explore our website and would be delighted to hear your feedback.

Our website includes information on who we are and what we do as well as provides links to resources we have found useful in our work.

Attention CCOs, ACOs, Community Health Centers, and Public Health agencies!
Find out more about how we can support you in your Community Health Assessment, Community Health Improvement Plan, and Strategic Plan needs!

Our specialties in health consulting include:

We also find inspiration in our community and always like to take the time to applaud the achievements of our friends and colleagues! You can read more about our newest community showcase pieces by clicking on the “latest updates” link found in the box above or by checking out the Black Dog Farm and Network Group menu tab.

Enjoy your visit to our website!

Our Philosophy:
We become a part of your team to help address both the needs of your system and the needs of the people in your organization. We believe that processes and initiatives can only be successfully improved and owned by the client when taking into consideration the human dynamics of the staff.

Our Work:
We offer an ever-growing variety of services addressing health care projects and initiatives. Our major focus is the public sector, including Public Health agencies, FQHCs/Community Health Centers, and other community clinics. We are also reaching out to the emerging Oregon CCOs and national ACOs. Please refer to our What We Do menu tab for more information.

Stay up to date with some of our favorite publications and links:
Qualis Safety Net Medical Home Initiative
The Commonwealth Fund, Qualis Health and the MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation at the Group Health Research Institute have launched an initiative to help primary care safety net clinics become high-performing patient-centered medical homes.

The goal of the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative is to develop a replicable and sustainable implementation model for medical home transformation

Patient Centered Primary Care Home (PCPCH)
Visit this website to answer all of your questions about the Patient Centered Primary Care Home Program in Oregon and how your clinic can become recognized.

PCPCH is a model of primary care that has received attention in Oregon and across the country for its potential to advance the “triple aim” goals of health reform: a healthy population, extraordinary patient care and reasonable costs. The PCPCH model achieves these goals through a focus on wellness and prevention, coordination of care, active management and support of individuals with special health care needs and a patient and family centered approach to all aspects of care.

Studer Group
Studer Group partners with healthcare organizations to create great places for patients to receive care by first creating a first rate place for employees to work and physicians to practice medicine.

Studer Group has created several supplemental resources that are also available to partners and non-partners alike. These include:

  • Leadership development resources (educational institutes and national speakers)
  • Evidence-based tools
  • Resources for individuals (special online tools, videos and books)
  • Software accelerators
  • Research

Public Health and What it Means by Sara DeHoff