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OACO Strategic Priorities
In 2010 the individual Commissions, each composed of 9 community leaders and 2 legislators, met to identify the issues challenging their constituent communities.   They identified the following Strategic Priorities that are the focus of the work of the Commissions in improving equity, growing constituent community leadership, studying issues and best practices, and informing legislation and public policy. 
The following priorities are shared by the Oregon Commissions on Black Affairs, Hispanic Affairs, Asian Affairs, and Oregon Commission for Women:
Strategic Priority Areas - Associated Oregon Benchmarks:
1)      Poverty/employment
  • OBM 13- 15 Income Disparity, Workers at 150% or more of Poverty, Unemployment
2)      Education/Careers
  • OBM 18-27 Ready to Learn, K-12 education, post secondary, skill development
3)      Civic engagement/isolation
  • OBM 30-32 Volunteering, Voting and Feeling of Community
4)      Health/health access
  • OBM 39-48 Teen pregnancy, prenatal care, infant morality, immunizations, HIV    diagnosis, adult non-smokers, preventable death, perceived health status, affordable child care, available child care
5)      Justice/safety/policing
  • OBM 61- 65 Overall crime, juvenile arrests, students carrying weapons, adult and juvenile recidivism
6)      Stable families
  • OBM 53-57 Poverty, health insurance, homelessness, child support, domestic violence, and hunger