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Welcome to the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI)

The Office of Equity and Inclusion works with diverse communities to eliminate health gaps and promote optimal health in Oregon. By connecting people and programs, we can make substantial, measurable progress in improving the health of all Oregonians.

Due to COVID-19 Response, The Office of Equity and Inclusion Program for Traditional Health Worker (THW) & Health Care Interpreter (HCI) are extending the expiration date for Qualified & Certified HCIs & THWs whose credentials are going to expire between April 1st and August 31st, 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you posted. 

If you have any questions for THW or HCI, please email us at: or

You can submit your application by email or mail indicated on the application forms.

The $25 processing fee has been waived.

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