Baker, Grant, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa Counties

Behavioral Health Specialist

Rod Harwood, M. Div., MA

Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc. (GOBHI)

rod.harwood@gobhi.org
541-969-2129 (cell)

Rod Harwood is an Older Adult Behavioral Health Specialist with GOBHI, serving much of Eastern Oregon. In this role he promotes enhanced collaboration and coordination among the agencies serving older adults and ensures that the people who care for elders are well trained. He provides training on a host of topics relating to older adult issues. One of the ways he does this is as a certified Positive Approach to Care (PAC) Trainer. Rod has 30 years of healthcare experience providing clinical support in hospital, mental health, and hospice settings.

County Profiles

 

Baker, Union, & Wallowa Counties

Baker, Union, and Wallowa counties have higher percentages of adults 65+ and rural-dwelling populations compared to Oregon.

  • All three counties have a higher percentage of adults 65+ living alone than Oregon overall.
  • Union and Wallowa counties have a lower percentage of mental health providers than Oregon overall.
  • Baker County has a higher percentage compared to Oregon.
  • All three counties have a lower percentage of severe housing problems compared to Oregon overall.

Grant, Harney, & Malheur Counties

The population of Malheur county is roughly four times the population sizes of Harney and Grant counties.

  • Grant and Harney counties have a lower percent depression prevalence in adults ages 65+ compared to Oregon overall.
  • Harney and Malheur counties have a lower ratio of primary care physicians compared to Oregon overall. Grant County has a higher ratio compared to Oregon.
  • Malheur County has a higher ratio of mental health providers compared to Oregon overall, while Harney and Grant counties have a lower ratio.

Lake County

Lake County has a higher percent of adults 65+ and rural-dwelling population compared to Oregon overall.

  • Lake County has a lower primary care physician ratio and mental health provider ratio compared to Oregon overall.
  • Lake County has a higher percentage of adults age 65+ living alone compared to Oregon overall.
  • Lake County has a lower percent depression prevalence in adults 65+ compared to Oregon overall.

Umatilla County

Umatilla County has a higher percentage rural-dwelling population than Oregon overall, and a slightly lower percentage of adults age 65+ as Oregon overall.

  • Umatilla County has a slightly lower percentage of adults age 65+ living alone compared to Oregon.
  • Umatilla County has the same amount of reported poor physical health days as Oregon overall.
  • Umatilla County has a lower percentage of severe housing problems compared to Oregon overall.
  • Umatilla County has a lower ratio of primary and mental health care providers compared to Oregon overall.

Medicare Fact Sheets

  • Total Medicare Beneficiaries: 41,558
  • Medicare Traditional / Fee-for-Service: 37,713
  • Medicare Advantage (MA): 3,845