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Oregon Health Policy Board

The Oregon Health Policy Board is the policy-making oversight body for the Oregon Health Authority and its departmental divisions.

About the Oregon Health Policy Board

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is overseen by the Oregon Health Policy Board (OHPB), a nine-member citizen board. OHA is responsible for the many of the state’s major health systems including the Medicaid program known as the Oregon Health Plan, the Oregon State Hospital, public health, behavioral health, and the Public Employees Benefit Board and Oregon Educators Benefit Board. The OHPB develops and guides implementation of health care policy and is committed to providing access to quality, affordable health care for all Oregonians and improving population health.
Apply to become an OHPB member:
Are you an individual not working in the health care field and interested in helping guide health policy for OHA? Governor Kotek and OHA are seeking qualified candidates to fill vacant positions. Candidates who are committed to eliminating inequities, improving health, improving health care and to lowering health care costs are encouraged to apply. Apply for OHPB membership on Workday. Learn more about serving on the Governor's executive boards and commissions.   

2024 - 2025 OHPB Board priorities:
On January 2, 2024 Governor Kotek sent OHPB a letter outlining it's priority work for the next two years. Read the letter
  • Advance health equity toward the State’s 2030 Goal to eliminate health inequities. 
  • Champion strategies to reduce health care costs and increase affordability for Oregonians. 
  • Lead public engagement for the next Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) procurement with an eye toward member experience and access to care.
  • Continue OHPB’s metrics alignment work with a particular focus on upstream strategies to support the work of advancing the state’s health equity goals. 

Committees of the Board progress summary reports to OHPB
Do you have a question or comment for the board? Email: 

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