Section 1 of
House Bill 4052 (2022) directs Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to convene a committee to provide guidance on establishing, funding and operating a Mobile Health Unit pilot program to improve the health outcomes of Oregonians impacted by racism.
Starting October 2022, the group will meet twice a month to complete this work, which will inform OHA's efforts to expand health care access to underserved populations and support OHA's goal to eliminate health inequities by 2030.
What are mobile health units?
Mobile health units deliver health care directly into communities to help individuals overcome common barriers they experience when attempting to access health care in traditional settings, including time, geography, and trust.
What will the pilot program do?
The program will:
- Provide grants to fund two culturally and linguistically specific mobile health units to serve priority populations in Oregon.
- Study the feasibility of expanding the mobile health units throughout Oregon.
- Report to the Oregon Legislature on its findings, including recommendations for expanding the program statewide.
OHA seeks members with a range of expertise and experience related to health care access in underserved communities, including individuals who:
- Deliver health care,
- Are interested in receiving care from mobile health units, and
- Have demonstrated effectiveness working with, and engaging, priority populations in their local communities.
OHA will prioritize applicants with lived experience in the priority populations defined in House Bill 4052.
To learn more, read the committee overview