Healthy Foundations is committed to improving the health and healthcare experience of all members. We work to bridge gaps in care, empower self-advocacy, and inspire individuals to stay engaged in their life and health.
Healthy Foundations is dedicated to upholding the City of Portland’s Core Values:
Anti-Racism | Equity | Transparency | Communication | Collaboration | Fiscal Responsibility
If you’re managing ongoing health issues and want to improve your quality of life, the Healthy Foundations program is for you.
Created by the City of Portland and Moda Health, Healthy Foundations connects you with personalized health and wellness resources so you can achieve your best health. The program is offered through your City of Portland benefits package. It’s designed to support your health and wellbeing, and prevent health issues down the road.
If you’re a CityCore or CityNet participant living with chronic health conditions, give us a call to learn more. The program is tailored to your individual health goals and offers guidance, education and incentives to help you be your best self.
Feel more energized, eat healthier, manage stress, experience-less pain, and live better with your health condition.
Learn new ways to remove barriers to receive healthcare services. As an active member of the Healthy Foundations program, you and your family are eligible for incentives to reduce out-of-pocket healthcare costs.
Healthy Foundations members report less stress, reduction in pain, improved sleep, healthier work-life balance, and feel more confident in sustaining their health and wellness plans. We are proud to say that 100 percent of our members agreed that they would recommend the program to others.
To learn more, call 855-232-6899 or email us today.
This program jump-started my life. I am a different person because of this experience. Anyone who wants to improve their health should connect with Healthy Foundations.Emily Swensen
Office of the City Attorney
When you join Healthy Foundations, you’ll partner with a team dedicated to your own personal health and wellbeing. The Healthy Foundations team will share tools, resources and support to get you on your way to becoming your best self.
Here’s how we tailor the experience just for you:
As an active participant in Healthy Foundations, you can expect to:
This was one of the most positive healthcare experiences of my life. The team took time to work with me on my care plan and create experiences I understood and could then apply to other aspects of my life.Brett Gaidos
Bureau of Emergency Communications
Healthy Foundations’ highly trained and experienced team support you along your path to wellness. We share the tools, resources and one-on-one guidance you need to feel your best. We’re here whenever you need us.
Health coaches support you in mobilizing internal strengths and insight, while maximizing external resources as you develop strategies for making sustainable lifestyle changes and living best with your health conditions. While health coaches do not diagnose conditions, prescribe treatments or conduct therapy, they may provide expert guidance in areas in which they hold active credentials.
Chrissy Cralen, MS
Chrissy is a national board certified health and wellness coach (NBC-HWC), registered dietitian (RD) and certified diabetes educator (CDE) that specializes in food and nutrition.
Elizabeth is a national board certified health and wellness coach (NBC-HWC) and a yoga therapist (C-IAYT) specializing in stress resiliency.
Susan Benner, MA
Susan is a certified health and wellness coach and ACE certified personal trainer with a focus on movement and positive psychology.
Wayne is a registered nurse (RN) and certified asthma educator (AE-C) skilled in managing chronic health conditions.
Miranda May, MA
Miranda is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with an emphasis on emotional health and counseling support.
Sara Eide, MPH
Supervisor, City of Portland Health Engagement
Sara oversees Healthy Foundations, the Preventive Care Initiative and other City of Portland healthcare projects. She is dedicated to meeting program objectives, improving healthcare utilization, and ensuring a positive member experience.
Member Health Advocate
Heidi offers support for City of Portland members with complex benefit and claims questions. They identify resources within Moda and the City to optimize health and addresses questions around the Preventive Care Initiative.
City of Portland staff
Joel Michels, MSN, FNP-BC
Nurse practitioner & healthcare consultant
Joel is an on-site clinical resource with the City of Portland’s benefits team. He can answer questions about medical treatment plans and provide information about health opportunities. His experience in primary care and occupational health gives him the expertise to provide privacy-protected consultations that help members navigate the latest research and guidelines to reach their goals and vision for health. Joel can help you with the following:
The Healthy Foundations team is very supportive, responsive and available.Tara Carlson
Bureau of Development Services
Want to learn more about Healthy Foundations? This page answers some of the most common questions we hear from members. If you would like to speak to one of our team members directly, please call us at 855-232-6899.
Thank you! This has been amazing. Everyone’s healthcare should be like this.Joanne Johnson
Office of Neighborhood Involvement