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OHA gets up to $16 million for kids' health

The award comes from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Integrated Care for Kids Model, and the Oregon Health Authority will get up to $16 million over seven years.

The state's health agency says it has received an award from the federal government to boost health care for kids and prevent them from needing hospitalization and foster care.

The award comes from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Integrated Care for Kids Model, and the Oregon Health Authority will get up to $16 million over seven years.

The agency will partner with OHSU and "local communities" to "better integrate services across behavioral health, physical health and other family supports to meet the triple aim of better health, better care and lower costs," the agency said in a press release Thursday.

The services will focus on kids getting health care through Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP in Deschutes, Jefferson, Marion, Polk and Crook counties.