New Funding Program Announced
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) funds work by community-based organizations (CBOs) to help eliminate health inequities by 2030. This new program is momentous, as it reflects a coordination of eight different OHA programs coming together to center health equity and community priorities in one centralized funding opportunity.
OHA’s Public Health Division recognizes the essential role of CBOs in community-driven, culturally, and linguistically responsive public health service. Our commitment to eliminating health inequities by 2030 relies upon building trusted relationships with CBOs from every county and supporting their efforts to uplift community health priorities that are grounded in equity and accessibility.
OHA acknowledges that racism, settler colonialism and historic and contemporary injustices have created policies and programs that have led to unfair and unjust health inequities over time. In centering community strengths and wisdom for health, this grant opportunity supports community-based organizations as an important part of Oregon’s public health system, working toward equity in communities of color, Tribal communities, disability communities, immigrant and refugee communities, undocumented communities, migrant and seasonal farmworkers, LGBTQIA+ communities, faith communities, older adults, houseless communities, and others.