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Oregon Racial and Ethnic Data and the State of Equity Report

The Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) is a leader and catalyst for promoting equitable health and human services for communities of color, Indian tribal governments, and other multicultural groups through research, education and the promotion of community partnerships. Demographic data and research are some of the most important tools OEI has for determining what work needs to be done and what progress is being made to improve equitable outcomes.

Project Contacts:

Kristen Rohde, 971-673-0592

Tara Fechter, 971-673-0589

State of Equity Report

State of Equity Report Phase 2

African American Community Response to Phase 1

Oregon Health Authority: Progress Since Phase 1

Phase 1 State of Equity Report

The State of Equity report is intended to be an online living document regularly updated and expanded through ongoing research and the evaluation of data. Its purpose is to illuminate the effect of Department of Human Services and Oregon Health Authority practices on the diverse racial and ethnic populations served by the agencies' programs. The report is a description of outcomes for racial and ethnic populations based on the need for DHS and OHA services and programs. Outcomes include access to and utilization of services and programs, customer service quality and the long-term effects of accessing services and programs viewed through the lens of race and ethnicity in Oregon.

The information in this report will be used for policy and program development and as a baseline to measure the agencies' progress toward eliminating disparities.

For information about the contributors to this project, see State of Equity Contributors.
Community Responses
OEI is convening the communities experiencing disparities to partner with OHA and DHS to identify and advance policies and programs to improve outcomes. For more information on these community responses, visit the State of Equity Community Responses page.

Additional Data

Demographic Data: To better understand the population characteristics and potential needs of DHS and OHA clients, we explored the availability of demographic data for communities of color in Oregon.
Local Diversity: A racial and ethnic diversity map of the state was created to reflect how diversity varies by geography. Selected counties are also shown.
Additional Resources: Local and national resources related to racial/ethnic data.
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