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ODHS Equity North Star

Equity is foundational to our role as a human services agency

We are committed to integrating equity into all we do. As an agency, the Oregon Department of Human Services adopted the Equity North Star in 2020. The Equity North Star guides us toward our vision of an agency free of racism, discrimination and bias.

About the North Star

The Equity North Star has four points that explain our agency's goals related to equity, inclusion and racial justice. 


We inclusively lead with race and intersectionality in order to address the roots of systemic oppression that impact all protected classes.


We are dedicated to make services, supports and well-being accessible to all.


We are committed to partnering with communities to develop and deliver policies and programs that are equitable and improve community conditions.


We will know services and supports are working when all who live in Oregon, regardless of identity or place, can achieve well-being.

Equity North Star: inclusivity, equity, service, well-being