Northeast Oregon Network
NEON is a 501(c)3 nonprofit health collaborative originally serving Union, Wallowa, and Baker counties in Northeast Oregon and recently expanded into Umatilla and Malheur counties. NEON launched in 2004 from a small group of individuals who recognized the value of community collaboration in ensuring the health of our residents.
Rural Oregon communities are under-resourced, particularly in their capacity to support the health of
residents. As a result, barriers to community health can be enormous—providers experience gaps in
funding, technology, and training; community members commonly have limited access to information andcare. Our mission at NEON is to create a healthier Eastern Oregon. We accomplish this by reducing barriers for both residents and the systems that support their health. We are connectors, innovators and experts. We connect people and organizations to one another and to resources they need to meet their goals. By thinking out of the box and harnessing the creativity of our communities, we help lead the development of solutions to the unique challenges faced in our region. We make it our priority to learn and share policy, practice, and tools that will help others accomplish more. We believe that by working together, the communities of rural Eastern Oregon can move from surviving to healthy, happy, and thriving.