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Oregon Health Policy Board

The Oregon Health Policy Board is the policy-making oversight body for the Oregon Health Authority and its departmental divisions.

About the Oregon Health Policy Board

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is overseen by the Oregon Health Policy Board (OHPB), a nine-member citizen board. OHA is responsible for the many of the state’s major health systems including the Medicaid program known as the Oregon Health Plan, the Oregon State Hospital, public health, behavioral health, and the Public Employees Benefit Board and Oregon Educators Benefit Board. The OHPB develops and guides implementation of health care policy and is committed to providing access to quality, affordable health care for all Oregonians and improving population health.
Apply for OHPB position vacancies by December 1:
Are you an individual not working in the health care field and interested in helping guide health policy for OHA? Governor Kotek and OHA are seeking qualified candidates to fill two vacant positions (official recruitment announcement). Candidates who are committed to eliminating inequities, improving health, improving health care and to lowering health care costs are encouraged to apply. Apply for OHPB membership on Workday.  

Board priorities:
At its 2021 retreat, the OHPB identified four policy priority areas to guide its work and focus through 2023. The identified policy priorities are: 
1. Ensure work is centered on health equity 
2. Implementing the Cost Growth Target Program
Contain health care costs for consumers without jeopardizing access or quality; help improve equity by making health care more affordable and accessible to all Oregonians; and inform future policy conversations about how to eliminate health inequities caused by costs3. OHA's 1115 Medicaid Waiver Renewal (2022 - 2027) 
Oregon’s 2022-2027 waiver will seek to build on Oregon’s strong history of innovation in health care, and make progress toward:
  • Creating a more equitable, culturally- and linguistically- responsive health care system,
  • Helping contain costs by providing quality health care,
  • Investing in equitable and culturally appropriate health care, and
  • Ensuring everyone can get the coverage they need.
4. Committees of the Board work
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