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Traditional Health Worker Commission

The Oregon Health Authority’s Traditional Health Worker (THW) Commission will promote the role, engagement and utilization of the traditional health workforce, which includes Community Health Workers, Peer Support and Peer Wellness Specialists, Personal Health Navigators, and Doulas, in Oregon's Integrated and Coordinated Health Care Delivery System.

The Commission will advise and make recommendations to the Oregon Health Authority on the development, implementation, and sustainability of this program and ensure the program remains responsive to consumer and community health needs. The Commission will support and foster the utilization of the traditional health workforce as a strategy to assure the delivery of high-quality, culturally competent care and to achieve Oregon’s Triple Aim of better health, better care and lower costs.

Appointed Members of the THW Commission

THW Certification Applications

If you would like to apply for THW Certification, visit this page:

THW Certification Applications

OHA Approved THW Training Programs

For a list of approved training program, visit this page:

THW Approved Training Programs

Training Program CEU Approval Application

Upcoming Meetings

You may send comments or questions to: thw.program@state.or.us

October 27, 2014

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Transformation Center
Lincoln Building, Suite 775
421 SW Oak St. Portland, OR 97204
1-866-590-5055, Participant Code: 2766017#

*Subcommittee meetings will be held from 9:00 AM -12:00 PM.

November 24, 2014

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Oregon Dental Association
Conference Room
8699 SW Sun Place, Wilsonville, OR 97070
​1-866-590-5055, Participant Code: 2766017#​

*Subcommittee meetings will be held from 9:00 AM -12:00 PM.

December 22, 2014

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Human Services Building
Room 137-A
500 Summer St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
1-866-590-5055, Participant Code: 2766017#

*Subcommittee meetings will be held from 9:00 AM -12:00 PM.

Past Meetings

September 22, 2014

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Oregon Department of Transportation

885 Airport Rd SW, Building Y (enter via Bldg P), Salem OR 97301
1-866-590-5055, Participant Code: 2766017#

*Subcommittee meetings will be held from 9:00 AM -12:00 PM.

Minutes

August 25, 2014

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Oregon Dental Association
Conference Room
8699 SW Sun Place, Wilsonville, OR 97070
​1-866-590-5055, Participant Code: 2766017#

*Subcommittee meetings will be held from 9:00 AM -12:00 PM.

Meeting Materials Packet

Minutes

July 28, 2014

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Transformation Center
Lincoln Building, Suite 775
421 SW Oak St. Portland, OR 97204
1-866-590-5055, Participant Code: 2766017#

Meeting Materials Packet

Minutes

June 23, 2014

**The THW Commission meeting is now the Lincoln Building due to scheduling conflicts**
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Transformation Center

Lincoln Building, Suite 775
421 SW Oak St. Portland, OR 97204
1-866-590-5055, Participant Code: 2766017#

Meeting Materials Packet

Minutes

*Subcommittee meetings will be held from 9:00 AM -12:00 PM.

Agenda and Meeting Materials
Scope of Practice Subcommittee Agenda
Systems Integration Subcommittee Agenda

Minutes

May 19, 2014

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Oregon Dental Association

Conference Room
8699 SW Sun Place, Wilsonville, OR 97070
​​​​1-866-590-5055, Participant Code: 2766017#

*Subcommittee meetings will be held from 9:00 AM -12:00 PM.

Agenda

Scope of Practice Subcommittee Agenda

Systems Integration Subcommittee Agenda

Training, Evaluation, Metrics and Program Scoring (TEMPS) Subcommittee Agenda

Minutes

April 28, 2014

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Transformation Center
Lincoln Building, Suite 775
421 SW Oak St., Portland, OR 97204
1-866-590-5055, Participant Code: 2766017#

*Subcommittee meetings will be held from 9:00 AM -12:00 PM.

Agenda

Scope of Practice Subcommittee Agenda

Systems Integration Subcommittee Agenda

Training, Evaluation, Metrics and Program Scoring (TEMPS) Subcommittee Agenda 

Minutes

March 25, 2014


8:30 AM - 11:00 PM | Portland State Office Building
First Floor, Room 1C-30
800 NE Oregon St., Portland, OR 97232
1-866-590-5055, Participant Code: 2766017#

Webinar: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/523424151
Training Program Subcommittee Minutes
Scope of Practice Subcommittee Minutes
Systems Integration Subcommittee Minutes
Minutes

March 24, 2014

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Transformation Center
Lincoln Building, Suite 775
421 SW Oak St., Portland, OR 97204
1-866-590-5055, Participant Code: 2766017#
Webinar: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/558169063
Agenda and Materials

Minutes

February 24, 2014

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Oregon Dental Association
Conference Room
8699 SW Sun Place, Wilsonville, OR 97070
​​​​1-866-590-5055, Participant Code: 2766017#​
Agenda
1-27 Meeting Minutes
Minutes

January 27, 2014

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Transformation Center
Lincoln Building, Suite 775
421 SW Oak St. Portland, OR 97204
​​​​​​https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/614313975
1-866-590-5055, Participant Code: 2766017#
Agenda and Materials
Minutes


Updates

THW Commission Subcommittee Recruitment and Applications

Traditional Health Worker Subcommittee activities consist of directing the ongoing body of work as assigned by the THW Commission and the Oregon Health Authority in the need to integrate Traditional Health Workers within Oregon’s integrated health care system. There are three subcommittees convened; Training Evaluation Metrics and Program Scoring (TEMPS), Scope of Practice, and Systems Integration Subcommittees that will meet monthly.  

All interested in applying for an appointment to the THW Commission Subcommittees, must complete this application and return it no later than June 30, 2014. Priority consideration to the THW Subcommittee is given to applications received by June 15, 2014. Please submit your application via e-mail or postal mail to:

April Turner
Health Equity Workforce Assistant

Oregon Health Authority
Office of Equity and Inclusion
421 SW Oak Street, Suite 750
Portland, OR 97204
april.turner@state.or.us


THW Commission Subcommittee Application


THW Administrative Rules

THW Administrative Rules​