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Health Equity Plan

Purpose of a Health Equity Plan

A Health Equity Plan (HEP) aims to provide the coordinated care organization (CCO) and its stakeholders a clear framework to becoming an organization that values and prioritizes health equity. The framework includes an action plan detailing where the CCO is headed, what it plans to achieve, the methods it will use, and milestones to monitor progress.

A successful Health Equity Plan is built on a thorough analysis of the existing CCO structure, governance, staff, program or service mix, community collaborations, and resources, including financial, human, technical, and material. This analysis is vital because it allows an organization to understand which components it must change to achieve its goals related to health equity.

OHA requires all CCOs to develop a Health Equity Plan that:

  • Acts as a catalyst to initiate the deep organizational changes needed to build equity, inclusion and diversity into service planning and delivery in the organization, community and provider network.
  • Creates the foundation to build equity into ongoing accountability, resource allocation and performance management relationships between the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), CCO and the provider network.
  • Provides a visible and concrete context for widespread discussion of health equity – within individual organizations, within sectors, across sectors, and in the wider community; and
  • Incorporates and operationalizes the health equity definition.

For additional guidance and information, please refer to the 2023 Health Equity Guidance Document. To see how the Health Equity Plan guidelines have changed over time, please reference the 2020 Health Equity Plan Guidance Document

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