Office of Equity and Inclusion News and Updates
Diversity Events Calendar
The Diversity Events Calendar is a joint effort by the Oregon Health Authority's Office of Equity and Inclusion and the Department of Administrative Services, and is home to various jobs, grants, scholarships, trainings, community events, health updates and more. Check it out!
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The E-Newsletter is designed to update members on various multicultural health issues affecting communities and is the product of many contributions from members of this electronic mailing list.
OEI in the News
DHS Establishes the Office of Equity and Multicultural Services (OEMS)
Established in 2011, the Office of Equity and Multicultural Services (OEMS) is charged with providing leadership and direction supporting equity, diversity and inclusion for the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS). Strategically, OEMS is currently organized around three major areas: 1) Service Equity 2) Civil Rights, Affirmative Action, and Equal Opportunity; and 3) Workforce Diversity Development.
Oregon's Action Plan for health lays out the plan for better health, better care and lower costs for all Oregonians. Improving health equity is a foundation of this plan. It calls for reducing barriers — including racial and cultural barriers — to health care. A key step calls on the state to recruit and retain a workforce that is racially and ethnically diverse and culturally competent. Another step calls for using community health workers as members of the primary care team. Doing more to collect and analyze data with health systems, community groups, and consumers will help in better understanding quality and health outcomes.
Colors of Influence
Q & A with Tricia Tillman, Director, Office of Equity and Inclusion. "My role is to ensure that the Department of Human Services has a strong and strategic focus on bringing more diversity to the department by recruiting, hiring and promoting employees of color.
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