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Health Equity Committee (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_October 2019 HEC Presentation to OHPB
NOV 2019 Health Equity Committee Bylaws
OHPB Health Equity Committee Charter
Prospective HEC member interest form
Updated August 2019 HEC Membership

The Health Equity Committee is Recruting New Members 2019!

If you are interested in serving on the Health Equity Committee, or you would like more information about service commitment,  please fill out this form and send it to Maria Castro, HEC staff at or fax it at (971) 673-1128.

Right now, HEC is gathering a list of prospective members to fill out three vacant positions.

To ensure equitable representation, and based on known gaps in current representation, we are seeking diverse representatives from:

  • All Oregon regions, especially rural and frontier; 
  • People who identify as Latino;
  • People who have experience in behavioral health; and,
  • People who identify as LGBTQIA+.

You can get this document in another language, large print, braille or a format you prefer. Contact Crystal Marion at the Office of Equity and Inclusion at 971-673-1287, or 7-1-1. Or email for alternate format requests or call 7-1-1.

Next HEC Public Meeting

For more information about HEC, please contact:

Maria Castro
Health Equity Program Analyst

Please contact Maria Castro at the Office of Equity and Inclusion at 503-884-4448 or email if you need special accommodations to attend or participate in this meeting. We also accept all relay calls or you can dial 711 for assistance.

Recent HEC Public Meetings

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