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Revised State Health Assessment

The State Health Assessment (SHA) is one of three prerequisites for public health accreditation. The assessment describes the health of the population, identifies areas for improvement, contributing factors that impact health outcomes, and assets and resources that can be mobilized to improve population health.

  • Health departments are required to participate in or lead an assessment process at least once every 5 years. This assessment will inform the next iteration of the State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP). Read more about the SHIP.
  • The Public Health Division will use the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) framework, widely used by CCOs and local health departments. The MAPP framework uses six phases. The SHA is developed over the first three phases, while the SHIP is implemented over the second three phases. Get more details: SHA Overview (pdf).

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Meeting Details  Reference Materials  SHA Steering Committee Roster   SHA Bios

Meeting Details

STATE HEALTH ASSESSMENT STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

Meeting Materials

July 12, 2017

Agenda (pdf)
Meeting Packet (pdf)
Draft Meeting Minutes (pdf)

July 31, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Conference line: 877-848-7030
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Agenda (pdf)
Meeting Packet (pdf)
September 11, 2017
Room 1D
9:00am - 2:00pm
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Conference line: 877-873-8017
Access code: 767068#

November 30, 2017
Room 1D
9:00am - 2:00pm
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SHA THEMES AND STRENGTHS SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING

Meeting Materials

TBD


SHA HEALTH SYSTEMS COMMITTEE MEETING

Meeting Materials

TBD

Reference Materials

State Health Assessment Steering Committee Roster

SHA Member Bios

Alejandro Queral

Alejandro Queral is the Director of Systems Planning and Performance at the United Way of the Columbia Willamette. Prior to joining the United Way, Mr. Queral held several leadership positions in health care and public health policy, including the Northwest Health Foundation, Multnomah County Health Department and the American Heart Association.

Mr. Queral is a member of the Public Health Advisory Board and served on the Task Force on the Future of Public Health Services in 2014.
Amanda Singh Bans

Amanda Singh Bans is the Equity Coordinator for SO Health-E, a regional health equity coalition under the Health Care Coalition of Southern Oregon, which seeks to advance policy, systems, and environmental changes to promote health equity and address the social determinants of health. She was formerly an instructor of Sociology and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies at Southern Oregon University and Rogue Community College for six years.

More recently, Amanda has been immersed in the field of social work, and is passionate about expanding dialogues of the social determinants of health to include mental health disparities. Growing up in a multicultural and multiethnic home, Amanda was exposed at an early age to racial and social justice issues that laid the foundation for a career rooted in advocacy and equity work. Amanda loves cooking (and eating), having stimulating conversations, traveling, and spending time with her young son.

Erin Fitzpatrick, PA-C is the Clinical Quality Manager at PacificSource Health Plans. Erin is responsible for supporting Medicaid quality measures for the Central Oregon and Columbia Gorge CCOs in addition to supporting Medicare and Commercial quality activities to improve health outcomes. Previously, she was the QIM Practice Facilitator for the Central Oregon CCO where she worked directly with provider offices to improve workflows and QIM performance.

Prior to PacificSource, Erin worked as Director of Quality Management for Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties in California. As a Physician Assistant, Erin has over ten years of clinical experience caring for the Medicaid population. In her free time, Erin enjoys the outdoors, camping and playing with her two young kids.



Dr. Katrina Hedberg is the State Epidemiologist and Health Officer for the Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division. Dr. Hedberg has been with the Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division for the past 25 years, and has worked in a variety of public health programs, including HIV/AIDS, acute and communicable disease, sexually transmitted diseases, injury epidemiology, chronic disease prevention, tuberculosis, health statistics, and substance abuse. 

Dr. Hedberg is an Affiliate Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at OHSU-PSU School of Public Health. She is fluent in Norwegian and is a master knitter.


Mr. Holden Leung is the CEO of the Asian Health & Service Center (AHSC) since 1998. Before joining AHSC in 1992, Mr. Leung had been a medical social work officer and a probation officer for the Hong Kong Government. Mr. Leung integrates his cultural and clinical knowledge into his work, and has been a strong advocate on cultural competent care for the Asian community. Mr. Leung has many community and cultural competency involvement, including Health Equities Committee of the Oregon Health Fund Board (2007-2008) and Community Advisory Council, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Oregon Health Authority (2010–present).

In 2011, Mr. Leung co-founded The Alliance of Culturally-Specific Behavioral Health Providers (The Alliance) and serves as the co-chair. The Alliance’s Goal for Health Care Transformation is to be recognized as key and active partners to implement strategic health care integration goals for racially and ethnically diverse populations.



Paul Virtue has been working as an advocate for health benefits for more than a decade. He serves as a Community Advisory Council member for the Intercommunity Health Network CCO. Mr. Virtue is a father of 6and "papa" to 1 grandchild. Mr.Virtue and his wife just celebrated their 31st anniversary. Two of his children experience co-morbid neurological, intellectual, and mental health disabilities. He has lived in 2 countries and 11 different states and 36 different houses. He is an avid sports fan and will watch almost any sport but especially the Minnesota Vikings. He loves to read self-help, neurology, historical fiction, sociology, and more.

Rebecca Pawlak

Rebecca Pawlak is Director of Public Policy for the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) where she is responsible for the management of member-driven public policy development related to state and national policy, Medicaid and Medicare, community benefit, health professional workforce and health system transformation.

Prior to her role at OAHHS, Ms. Pawlak served as a health promotion and chronic disease prevention policy specialist in the Oregon Public Health Division. Ms. Pawlak has a twin brother who lives in Wisconsin

Dr. Roberta Riportella

Dr. Roberta Riportella is the Associate Dean for Outreach and Engagement, College of Public Health and Human Sciences and the Program Leader for Family and Community Health, Oregon State University. She was recently the Kansas Health Foundation Professor of Community Health in the School of Family Studies and Human Services, College of Human Ecology, Kansas State University and K-State Research and Extension, and is also Professor Emerita, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Professor Riportella has spent over 30 years analyzing health policy and teaching about it. She has a long and varied career working with many state based agencies, non-profits, and health care provider groups focused on issues related to how individuals, families and communities can best create opportunities for health and accessing health care. As a sociologist and demographer Professor Riportella has been specifically interested in differences in access to care and health outcomes based on social standing.

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