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Community Involvement

We actively seek involvement from a wide variety of people, whether they're consumers of our services, providers, or others. We believe that we make the best decisions when we hear from diverse points of view.

Contacts


Abuse and Neglect


Children and teens


Department-wide

  • Local Government Advisory Committee
    Address: 500 Summer N.E. E-15, Salem 97301-1097
    503-945-5944 (voice)
    503-373-7032 (fax)
    503-947-5330 (TTY)
    Contact: 503-945-5944, DHS Director's office

Employment

  • State Rehabilitation Council
    Address: 500 Summer N.E. E-87, Salem 97301-1120
    503-945-6256, Toll-free 877-277-0513 (voice)
    503-947-5025 (fax)
    503-945-5894 (TTY)
    Contact: Rhoda Hunter, DHS Children, Adults and Families Field Services, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
    Statutory Authority: ORS 344.735

Food, Cash, Housing


Oregon Health Plan


People with Disabilities

  • Disability Services Advisory Council (DSAC)
    Each Area Agency that serves people with disabilities has a Disabilities Services Advisory Council (DSAC). To locate your local DSAC, please contact your local Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities.
    Statutory Authority: 410.210

  • Long-Term Care Ombudsman Advisory Committee
    Address: 3855 Wolverine NE Suite 6, Salem, OR 97305
    503-378-6533 (voice)
    Toll Free: 1-800-522-2602
    503-373-0852 (fax)
    503-378-5847 (TTY)
    Contact: Bill Bard, Chair LTCAC@ltco.state.or.us
    Statutory Authority: ORS 441.100

  • Medicaid Long-Term Care Quality & Reimbursement Advisory Council
    Address: 500 Summer N.E. E-18, Salem, 97301-1074
    503-945-6465 (voice)
    503-947-5044 (fax)
    503-945-5895 (TTY)
    Contact: Sarah Hansen
    Statutory Authority: ORS 410.550

  • Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities
    Address: 540-24th Pl. N.E., Salem 97310
    503-945-9941 (voice)
    503-945-9947 (fax)
    Contact: Bill Lynch, Executive Director
    Statutory Authority: 42 USC 6024

  • Oregon Disabilities Commission (ODC)
    Address: 500 Summer Street NE, E-02, Salem, OR 97301
    503-373-7823 (fax)
    503-947-1136 (voice)
    800-282-8096 (toll-free voice/TTY)
    Contact: Max Brown, Commission Coordinator
    Statutory Authority: ORS 185.110-185.230

  • Oregon Home Care Commission (OHCC)
    Address: 676 Church Street NE, Salem, OR 97301-2401
    503-378-2733 (voice)
    503-378-5886 (fax)
    Contact: Cheryl Sanders, Executive Director
    Statutory Authority: ORS 410.600 - 625

  • State Rehabilitation Council
    Address: 500 Summer N.E. E-87, Salem 97301-1120
    503-945-6256, Toll-free 877-277-0513 (voice)
    503-947-5025 (fax)
    503-945-5894 (TTY)
    Contact: Rhoda Hunter, DHS Children, Adults and Families Field Services, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
    Statutory Authority: ORS 344.735

  • Statewide Independent Living Council
    Address: 500 Summer N.E. E-87, Salem 97301-1120
    503-945-6204 (voice)
    503-945-8991 (fax)
    503-945-6204 (TTY)
    Contact: Shelly Emery, DHS Children, Adults and Families Field Services, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
    Statutory Authority: Exec Order EO 94-12

Public Health

  • Conference of Local Health Officials
    Address: 800 N.E. Oregon, Suite 930, Portland 97232
    503-731-4017 (voice)
    503-731-4078 (fax)
    Contact: Tom Engle, DHS Public Health Division
    Statute: ORS 431.330

  • Public Health Advisory Board
    Address: 800 N.E. Oregon, Suite 930, Portland 97232
    503-731-4000 (voice)
    503-731-4078 (fax)
    503-731-4031 (TTY)
    Contact: Martin Skinner, Chair
    Statutory Authority: ORS 431.195

  • Radiation Advisory Board
    Address: 800 N.E. Oregon, Suite 260, Portland, 97232
    503-731-4014 (voice)
    503-731-4081 (fax)
    Contact: Terry Lindsey, DHS Public Health Division

Seniors

  • Continuing Care Retirement Community Advisory Council
    Address: 500 Summer N.E. E-13, Salem 97310-1074
    Phone: 503-945-6459 Toll-free: 800-232-3020 (voice & TTY)
    503-378-8966 (fax)
    503-945-5895 (TTY)
    Contact: Hazel Lefler
    Statutory Authority: ORS 101.140

  • Governor's Commission on Senior Services
    Address: 500 Summer N.E. E-02, Salem, 97301-1075
    503-947-1136 (voice)
    503-373-7823 (fax)
    800-358-3117 (Toll free/voice/TTY)
    Contact: Dawn Rustrum, DHS Seniors & People with Disabilities
    Statutory Authority: ORS 410.320

  • Long-Term Care Ombudsman Advisory Committee
    Address: 3855 Wolverine NE Suite 6, Salem, OR 97305
    503-378-6533 (voice)
    Toll Free: 1-800-522-2602
    503-373-0852 (fax)
    503-378-5847 (TTY)
    Contact: Bill Bard, Chair LTCAC@ltco.state.or.us
    Statutory Authority: ORS 441.100

  • Medicaid Long-Term Care Quality & Reimbursement Advisory Council
    Address: 500 Summer N.E. E-18, Salem, 97301-1074
    503-945-6465 (voice)
    503-945-5044 (fax)
    503-945-5895 (TTY)
    Contact: Sarah Hansen
    Statutory Authority: ORS 410.550

  • See the Oregon Home Care Commission, above.
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