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Resource Allocation Advisory Committee

In the event of a public health crisis, healthcare demands may overwhelm available capacity to offer potentially life-saving care to all who need it. With an expected Omicron surge ahead which will further overwhelm hospital capacity, OHA is issuing this interim crisis care tool that hospitals can use to equitably prioritize care in the face of limited intensive care beds, ventilators and other life-saving resources should it be needed.

OHA developed this interim crisis care tool based on several existing triage tools, such as those published by Arizona, Massachusetts and Washington, and made adaptations according to Oregon’s Principles in Promoting Health Equity in Resource Constrained Events. These principles include non-discrimination, health equity, patient-led decision making and transparent communications.

Oregon Interim Crisis Care Tool

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Principles in Promoting Health Equity
During Resource Constrained Events

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The role of the committee will be to:

  • Review and inform updates to OHA’s previously published Principles in Promoting Health Equity During Resource Constrained Events.
  • Review and inform future amendments or changes to Oregon’s interim crisis care tool.
  • Guide the development of any additional necessary resources (e.g., toolkit, guidance, best practices) to ensure OHA’s principles in health equity can be readily applied in Oregon during a resource constrained event.
  • Inform norms and expectations regarding communication and transparency when health system allocation decisions are necessary due to resources constraints.

Committee membership


Membership list

The Oregon Resource Allocation Advisory Committee will be assembled to ensure representation from the health care delivery system as well as broad community representation. Two main groups are sought for membership:

  • Organizations and community members who can speak to community needs, especially communities of color, tribal communities and people with disabilities, including people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Partners engaged in Oregon’s health care delivery system, such as hospitals, healthcare providers and local public health.


The Oregon Resource Allocation Advisory Committee meets monthly. ORAAC is reserving time in each meeting to hear from members of the public. To share public comment during the next ORAAC meeting held virtually via Zoom, please complete the survey to indicate your interest.

Before you sign up to provide comment, please read the ORAAC Public Comment Process document, which explains what you need to do and what to expect on the day of the meeting.

If you need assistance signing up to provide public comment, please call or email Kristen Darmody at least two business days before the meeting: 971-888-3358 (voice/text) or

Meeting accessibility

All meetings will have Automated Speech Recognition (ASR) enabled and ASR transcripts will be available post meetings by request. All meetings will be recorded. OHA will also provide for reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities or individuals who speak languages other than English. Some examples of the accommodations we can provide are: sign language and spoken language interpreters, real-time captioning, braille, large print, audio, and written materials in other languages. Please contact Kristen Darmody,, 971-888-3358,(voice/text). All relay calls are accepted.