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Future of Public Health Task Force meets April 16

What: The fifth public meeting of the Task Force on the Future of Public Health. Agenda items include:

  • Explore approaches to delivering governmental public health services.
  • Begin to develop framework for recommendations.
  • Public comment period.
When: Wednesday, April 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon St., Room 1B, Portland

Who: The Task Force on the Future of Public Health was created by Oregon HB 2348A to study the regionalization and consolidation of public health services, and the future of public health services in Oregon to make recommendations for legislation. 

The task force is made up of 15 members appointed by the Legislature, the Governor, and the directors of the Oregon Health Authority and the Department of Human Services.

Details: Space is limited. To participate by phone, call 1-888-363-4734, and use code 295577.

Future meeting dates currently scheduled:

  • May 12, 2014, Bend, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • June 18, 2014, Portland, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (tentative time)
For more information about the meeting, contact Michael Tynan, policy officer, Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division, at 971-673-1282.

The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodation may request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations by calling the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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