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  • Improving the health status of under-served and under-represented populations
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    The Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI), formerly the Office of Multicultural Health and Services, serves as a leader and catalyst in helping to promote equitable health and human services for communities of color, Indian tribal governments, and other multicultural groups.

    The office works with state and local government and community partners to improve health and human services programs and policies for underrepresented populations in Oregon through culturally specific and culturally competent approaches.

    The Office of Equity and Inclusion also supports affirmative action, cultural competency and diversity initiatives that create and sustain welcoming environments that are inclusive and respectful of staff, customers and partners.
Diversity and Inclusion Equity, Policy and Community Engagement

ADA Accomodations in Employment

The State of Oregon the clear mandate in state law and the Americans with Disabilitie​s Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, to remove barriers that prevent qualified people with disabilities from enjoying the same employment opportunities that are available to people without disabilities.


The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is committed to ensuring that its programs and activities comply with civil rights laws.

The State of Oregon is committed to a discrimination and harassment free work environment. 

Employee Resource Groups at OHA!Employee Resource Groups are voluntary, employee driven groups that are organized around shared interests and backgrounds to provide support, networking and professional opportunities as it relates to the operational needs of OHA.
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Check out OEI's Annual Report for 2013-14!​


Pursuing Equity Monthly Newsletter

OEI's monthly newsletter highlights timely information as it relates to health equity and inclusion in the workplace and also seeks to share opportunities for your continuing education, professional development and career advancement. Please email rebecca.a.naga@state.or.us​ to be added to our listserv. 

State of Equity Report

The State of Equity report presents demographic and geographic data analyzed by race and ethnicity. The report is intended to be an online living document regularly updated and expanded through ongoing research and the evaluation of data.

The Traditional Health Worker (THW) Commission is Now Recruiting!

We are currently recruiting for 2 two year term early vacated THW seats ending January 30, 2016 and 2 one year term THW seats starting January 31, 2015


DELTA Provides Tools to Achieve Health Equity Statewide​​ 

Read about how OEI's DELTA Program is impacting individuals, organizations, and systems statewide! 

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