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Developing the State Health Improvement Plan

2020-2024 State Health Improvement Plan


The purpose of Oregon’s State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) is to identify population-wide priorities and strategies for improving the health of people in Oregon. The SHIP serves as the basis for taking collective action on key health issues in Oregon.


Oregon will be a place where health and wellbeing are achieved across the lifespan for people of all races, ethnicities, disabilities, genders, sexual orientations, socioeconomic status, nationalities and geographic locations.


  • Equity and social justice
  • Empowerment
  • Strengths-based
  • Culturally responsive inclusion to achieve authentic community input
  • Accountability to action, evidence base and population impact

2020-2024 SHIP Priority Areas

Subcommittees for each priority began convening in August and September, 2019. These meet on a monthly basis to identify strategies, measures, and develop work plans for implementation. Subcommittees include PartnerSHIP members, additional subject matter experts, and people with lived experience. To find specific information about members, structure and meetings select a link below and visit the dedicated page for each subcommittee.

Community Engagement

The priorities were finalized after the PartnerSHIP reviewed data from the State Health Assessment and feedback from more than 2,500 people gathered through online surveys and other events led by 7 community-based organizations that serve marginalized communities:
  • Eastern Oregon Center for Independent Living -Serves the disability community in 13 rural and frontier counties of Eastern Oregon
  • Micronesian Islander Community (of Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon) - Serves the Micronesian and Pacific Islander community, including Compact of Free Association (COFA) citizens, throughout the Willamette Valley.
  • Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) - Serves all federally recognized tribes in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, including the 9 tribes located in Oregon.
  • Q Center - Serves LGBTQIA+-identified persons living in the Portland metro area.
  • Self Enhancement, Inc. - Provides education, advocacy, and wraparound support services for the African American/Black community and other underserved youth and families across the Portland metropolitan area. 
  • The Next Door - Serving Latinx and Native American communities throughout the Columbia River Gorge area via its Health Promotion Services, Nuestra Comunidad Sana (Our Healthy Community).
  • Unite Oregon - Serving people of color, immigrants and refugees, and LGBTQ-identified people in Jackson and Josephine counties.
A summary of these efforts and the survey results can be found here: Community Engagement Summary

Oregon PartnerSHIP

The Public Health Division has convened the PartnerSHIP to inform and develop the 2020-2024 State Health Improvement Plan. The Public Health Division is using the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) framework, widely used by CCOs and local health departments.

PartnerSHIP Charter Roster Member Bios

 PartnerSHIP Roster


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