Baker, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa Counties
Behavioral Health Specialist
Rod Harwood, M. Div., MA, QMHP-C
Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc. (GOBHI)
Rod Harwood is an Older Adult Behavioral Health Coordinator with GOBHI serving Eastern Oregon. He has 35 years of healthcare experience providing clinical support in hospital, mental health, and hospice settings. In his present role he promotes enhanced collaboration and coordination among the agencies serving older adults, providing complex case consultation and ensuring that the people who care for elders are well trained. He is a trained Positive Approach to Care (Dementia Care) Enhanced Trainer & Advanced Consultant. In addition, he has certifications as a trainer for WISE, QPR and Living Well with Chronic Conditions. He also provides training on a host of topics relating to older adult issues such as Advance Directives, Grief Support and CIT (First Responder).
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.
Gilliam, Morrow, & Wheeler Counties
Gilliam and Wheeler counties have entirely rural-dwelling populations.
- Gilliam and Morrow counties have the same reported number of poor physical health days as Oregon overall.
- Morrow County has a higher number of mental health providers than Gilliam, Wheeler, and Oregon overall.
- All three counties have a higher percentage of veterans age 65+ than Oregon overall.
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