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Safety Net Advisory Council
About SNAC
In 2005, the Governor's Office directed the Office for Oregon Health Plan Policy and Research in conjunction with the Department of Human Services, Health Systems Planning to convene and staff the Health Care Saftety Net Advisory Council (SNAC). The SNAC reflected the diversity of Oregon's health care safety net.
The SNAC provided policy makers, the Oregon Health Policy Commission, the Oregon Health Fund Board, and legislators with specific policy recommendations for safety net providers in order to ensure the provision of needed services to vulnerable Oregonians. In November 2010, the Council provided recommendations to the Oregon Health Policy Board in finalizing the Board's comprehensive plan for health reform.  Please use this webpage as a resource.

Meeting Materials
(Documents in pdf format)
SNAC Planning Meetings
10/01/10    Materials
09/21/10    Materials    
SNAC Regular Meetings
2010          Agendas      
2009          Agendas        
2008          Agendas       Meeting Highlights       Logic Model: 2007-08       Workplan 2007-08
2007          Agendas       Meeting Highlights       Logic Model: 2005-07

Reference Materials
(Documents in pdf format unless otherwise noted)
Presentations and Reports
Presentation and Materials to Oregon Health Fund Board, 2008
Data Committee Presentation, July 2007 (ppt)
Presentation on Policy Recommendations 2006-2007
Presentation on the Federal Financial Participation, March 2006 
Presentation on Monitoring Oregon's Healthcare Safety Net and Slides, 2005 
Governor's Health Care Safety Net Policy Team: "Enhancing the Safety Net Through Data Driven Policy," Dec 2004
Policy Recommendations
The following is the Safety Net Advisory Council's policy recommendations to the Oregon Health Fund Board and the 2009 Legislative Assembly:
SNAC Report:  Oregon's Healthcare Safety Net
This report was compiled at the request of the Governor's office and provides a comprehensive look at Oregon's safety net system.
The report includes a small number of uniform data points from across the core safety net spectrum (Federally Qualified Health Centers, Isolated Rural Health Facilities, School-based Health Centers and Community Sponsored Clinics). It describes what the safety net is, where core safety net providers are located and why the safety net is a critical part of the broader health care delivery system.  It further contains the Safety Net Advisory Council's recommendations to the Oregon Health Fund Board and its policy priorities moving forward.
Full Report, Aug 2008

About the Safety Net
(Documents in pdf format)
Safety Net Definition
Senate Bill 329: Definition of Oregon’s Health Care Safety Net
SNAC Elevator Speech
Elevator speech
SNAC Principles
For more information, contact:
Gretchen Morley at (503) 373-1641 or