House Bill (HB) 4052 (2022) became effective March 23, 2022. Developed by the Oregon Public Health Association's Oregon Health Equity Task Force, the bill identifies strategic actions to support House Resolution 6 (2021), which declared racism to be a public health crisis in Oregon.
The main strategic actions identified in HB 4052 are to increase access and quality of health care for priority populations and communities of color.
To learn more, read HB 4052 (2022)
Mobile Health Unit Pilot Program
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.
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.
If you would like to receive HB 4052 Mobile Health Unit Pilot Program communications, please email Joan Lofamia.
OHA has selected the following Grant Recipients for award to implement the Mobile Health Unit Pilot Program:
- Central City Concern
- The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon
- Raíces De Bienestar
At the Rules Advisory Committee (RAC), committee members review and suggest edits to:
- The proposed rule text,
- Statement of Need,
- Fiscal Impact and
- Racial Equity Impact Statement.
HSD will use the suggestions to create the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The division holds RAC meetings as required by Oregon's rulemaking laws and Oregon Department of Human Services/Oregon Health Authority RAC policy.
Medicaid (Chapter 410) RAC meetings
are public meetings according to state law (Oregon Revised Statute 414.227).
These meetings allow HSD to engage with community members:
- Where they are, and
- With the time and attention the community needs.
These meetings can be:
- Listening sessions, town halls, office hours or other formats.
- A single meeting or a series over several months.
HSD decides the meeting format. length and frequency based on the community's needs.
Mobile Health Advisory Committee
Section 1 of
House Bill 4052 (2022) directs 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..
To learn more, read the committee overview