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Building Well-being Together Initiative

Fariborz Pakseresht, ODHS Director
May 3, 2023

The Building Well-being Together Initiative is the Oregon Department of Human Service's (ODHS) effort to focus on the whole well-being of people, families, and communities, especially those being left behind due to race, age, disability, identity and place. To do that, we need to work together with other government agencies, Tribes, providers, and communities to ensure that everyone has the services and supports they need. Last year, we shared the initiative with partners, providers, and the community and invited them to join us in working toward creating the future of human services in Oregon. 

Focus areas in 2023

One of our focus areas this year is to start constructing a strategic plan with staff, community, partners, and Tribes. We are also testing out solutions to improve services and supports, as well as making necessary structural and organizational changes to be able to deliver on Governor’s priorities. 

There is already transformational work happening across ODHS. I am pleased to share a few examples with you below. There is so much happening across our agency, and there is still much more to do. I look forward to sharing more soon. Thanks so much to all of you for the work you do. 

In service,
Fariborz Pakseresht

Building Well-being examples:

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