What We Do
Oregon Department of Human Services' (ODHS) Government Relations Unit guides the agency's participation in state and federal legislative efforts to advance the ODHS mission and values for the benefit of all people in Oregon.
2023 Legislative Session
During the next regular session, ODHS will continue to focus on bringing our Building Well-being Together initiative to life. The initiative, which forms the basis of our 2023-25 Agency Request Budget (ARB), is guided by our Equity North Star and rooted in the vision that all who live in Oregon – regardless of race, identity, age, disability or place – have the needed supports to achieve whole well-being for ourselves, our families and our communities. To ensure we can make strides toward Building Well-being Together across the lifespan, the ARB proposes state investment in three key areas:
- Strengthening ODHS foundations
- Preparing for and responding to emergencies
- Creating the future of human services in Oregon
Watch the Building Well-being Together
video to learn more.
Legislative Community Partner Calls
Recent Legislative Presentations
End of Session Reports