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Health Equity Committee (HEC)

About the Health Equity Committee

The Health Equity Committee (HEC) was established by the Oregon Health Policy Board (OHPB) in 2017. 

The purpose of the Health Equity 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 is a priority for the OHPB, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Governor. 

In addition, the Oregon Health Authority has adopted health equity as one of its core values and committed to its strategic goal of eliminating health inequities by the year 2030. 

OHA and OHPB 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, age, 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 redistribution of resources and power; and
  • Recognizing, reconciling and rectifying historical and contemporary injustices.

View Presentation to OHPB on Definition

Are you interested in joining the Health Equity Committee? Recruitment Now Open.

 
If you are interested on serving in the Health Equity Committee we are pleased to announce that recruitment is now open until 5 PM Monday, October 17, 2022. More information about  the HEC recruitment process is available below. 
If you have any questions please email the Health Equity Committee at ohpb.healthequitycommittee@odhsoha.oregon.gov
 
Recruitment Introduction Letter

Carta de Invitacion a Servir en el Comite de Equidad en Salud

Membership Application

Solicitud de Postulación al Comité de Equidad en Salud

HEC Public Meetings

The HEC meets on the second Thursday of every month.

Please contact Health Equity Committee staff at the Office of Equity and Inclusion at (971) 227-3944 or email ohpb.healthequitycommittee@odhoha.oregon.gov if you need accomodations to attend or participate in the meeting. We also accept all relay calls or you can dial 711 for assistance. 
 

Public Comment Information

If you are a member of the public interested in providing public comment please email  your request to  HEC staff at ohpb.healthequitycommittee@odhsoha.oregon.gov or  send a Teams message during the meeting. Please note that the HEC welcomes public comment. We have allocated time after each agenda item for the public to participate. Comments are limited to 2 minutes per-person and are subject to time availability.

Written public comments may also be submitted by e-mail to ohpb.healthequitycommittee@odhsoha.oregon.gov   Comments should be limited to 1,000 words and be submitted 24 hours in advance of the meeting in order to ensure timely distribution to committee members. 

Any materials provided to Committee members become public documents.

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Contact Us

Questions?

Contact Health Equity Committee Staff
Phone: 

(971) 227-3944

Email:

ohpb.healthequitycommittee@odhsoha.oregon.gov

TTY 711

Meeting Location

421 SW Oak St., Portland, OR 97204

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Documents

  
2022 SPA Solicitud de Membresia el Comite de Equidad en Salud de OHPB_OHA - Copy
Health Equity Committee Members 2022
Health Equity Definition, Presentation to OHPB (October 2019)
HEC Bylaws (November 2019)
HEC Charter
OHPB Committee Membership Diversity Report and Recommendations
Prospective HEC Member Interest Form