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Regional Health Equity Coalitions (RHECs)

What are RHECs?

Regional Health Equity Coalitions (RHECs) are autonomous, community-led, groups. The RHEC model builds on the inherent strengths of local communities to increase capacity and meaningfully partner with communities to identify sustainable, long-term, policy, system and environmental solutions to increase health equity. These efforts focus on issues impacting priority populations including communities of color, Tribal communities including the nine federally recognized tribes of Oregon and other American Indians and Alaska Natives people, immigrants, refugees, migrant and seasonal farmworkers, individuals and families with low income, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ communities, with communities of color as the leading priority.

How many RHECs are there?
There are 9 RHECs that represent 19 counties. Oregon Health Authority is working to secure additional resources for another five RHECs in the future.

Current RHECs and Their Regions

  • Eastern Oregon Health Equity Alliance (Malheur and Umatilla Counties)
  • Linn Benton Health Equity Alliance (Linn and Benton Counties)
  • Mid-Columbia Health Equity Advocates (Hood River and Wasco Counties)
  • Oregon Health Equity Alliance (Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties)
  • SO Health-E (Jackson and Josephine Counties)
  • Eastern Oregon Health Equity Alliance (Morrow and Union Counties)
  • Regional Health Equity Coalition of Marion & Polk Counties (Marion and Polk Counties)
  • South Coast Equity Coalition (Coos and Curry Counties)
  • RISE (Regional Intersectional System-change for Equity of the Umpqua and Willamette Valleys)
    (Lane and Douglas Counties)


Demographic and language data by county mapFor demographic and language data by county, see our Interactive map.

Requests and Contact Information

If you have a request to engage with the E&I RHEC team or one of the Regional Health Equity Coalitions please complete this form.  This helps ensure all information needed to understand the request is provided and that the E&I RHEC team have a way to track and quantify the requests received over time.