About the HEC
The Health Equity Committee is established by the Oregon Health Policy Board (OHPB). The purpose of the committee is to coordinate and develop policy that proactively promotes the elimination of health disparities and the achievement of health equity for all people in Oregon. Achieving health equity, including a healthcare workforce that reflects the demographics of the communities it serves, is a priority for the OHPB, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Governor. The Health Equity Committee will be responsible for reviewing health policy and leading efforts to develop best-practice policies which improve health equity.
Health Equity Definition
Oregon will have established a health system that creates health equity when all people can reach their full health potential and well-being and are not disadvantaged by their race, ethnicity, language, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, social class, intersections among these communities or identities, or other socially determined circumstances.
Achieving health equity requires the ongoing collaboration of all regions and sectors of the state, including tribal governments to address:
- The equitable distribution or redistributing of resources and power; and
- Recognizing, reconciling and rectifying historical and contemporary injustices.
View Presentation to OHPB on Definition
Interested in Joining?
If you are interested in serving on the Health Equity Committee, please fill out the Member Interest Form and send it to Maria Castro at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to (971) 673-1128.
Member Interest Form
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