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About our Committees

Community Advisory Council (CAC)

The Community Advisory Council (CAC) offers OEI guidance on serving the needs of racially and ethnically diverse communities in Oregon. Community Advisory Council​

CAC Recruitment​

Interested in joining? The Council is looking for new members. ​

Health Equity Policy Committee (HEPC)

The Health Equity Policy Committee (HEPC) advises the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) on how to eliminate health disparities and  provide equitable health care for all Oregonians. Health Equity Policy Committee

Health Equity Researchers of Oregon (HERO)

Health Equity researchers across Oregon provide data that helps diverse communities improve health care in Oregon. Health Equity Researchers of Oregon​

Migrant Seasonal Farmworker Council

The Migrant Seasonal Farmworker Council provides guidance to OEI on the health issues of migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFW) in Oregon. For information, contact Maria Elena Castro, (503) 884-4448.

Oregon Council on Health Care Interpreters (HCI)

The Oregon Council on Health Care Interpreters (OCHCI) advises the Oregon Health Authority on administrative rules and policy standards for the Health Care Interpreter Program. The Council meets quarterly, and meetings are open to the public. Oregon Council on Health Care Interpreters​

Traditional Health Workers Commission (THW)

The Oregon Health Authority’s Traditional Health Worker (THW) Commission promotes the use of traditional health workers, such as Community Health Workers, Peer Support and Peer Wellness Specialists, Personal Health Navigators, ​​and Doulas. Traditional health workers contribute to the delivery of high-quality, culturally competent care and lower costs. Traditional Health Workers Commission​​​​​​​​​​​​​