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2020-2024 SHIP Priority: Economic Drivers of Health

Economic Drivers of Health

Economic drivers of health include housing, living wage, food insecurity and transportation. Poverty is a strong predictor of poor health. Although Oregon’s economy is growing, many are struggling to get out of poverty despite having a job due to the high cost of living or raising a family. People living in poverty experience higher rates of premature death and increased rates of homelessness, mental distress and food insecurity.

To begin to address these issues: “Economic Drivers of Health” has been defined as one of five priorities in the 2020-2024 SHIP. Each priority will be addressed by a subcommittee that will use their experience, expertise, and capacity to create a SHIP that identifies evidence based and innovative strategies for policy, system and environmental changes. Members were recruited based on learned or lived understanding of the topic area, genuine interest in the success of the SHIP, and ability to actively participate in the SHIP process.


Meetings occur on the fourth Friday monthly, at the Portland State Office Building. Meeting agenda, materials and call-in information is typically available 1 week prior to each meeting. Previous meeting minutes are generally posted within 30 days of meeting date. (*) next to a meeting date indicates that the meeting date is outside of the usual recurring schedule.



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