OHA needs to hear from people providing and seeking social supports for individuals, as we consider how CIE may benefit from potential new statewide efforts such as funding, technical assistance, incentives, or other efforts.
The CIE Workgroup brings together individuals representing Oregon's diverse landscape of community, health care, and social services partners whose aligned work is essential to address these issues and achieve the goal of eliminating health inequities. The CIE Workgroup's role is to provide recommendations to HITOC and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) on strategies to accelerate, support, and improve CIE across the state.
CIE Workgroup Charter
(approved October 2021)
The Workgroup is comprised of representatives from Oregon's diverse landscape of community, health care, and social service partners. HITOC approved the membership at their December 2021 meeting. For a list of members see the
Meetings & Expectations
Monthly meetings will begin in early 2022 and will run through the end of the year. Meetings will likely be held in the afternoon the third Tuesday or Thursday of each month and run 2.5 hours.
- All meetings will be available virtually.
- Meetings will be open to the public and will include opportunities for public comment.
- Meeting materials and recordings will be posted here.
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) seeks to eliminate health inequities by 2030 and to create a more equitable, culturally, and linguistically responsive health care system, including through the Oregon 2022-2027 1115 Medicaid Demonstration waiver. A critical component of achieving this goal is addressing social determinants of health, such as food and housing insecurity, since research has shown that what improves a person's health is often what happens outside of a medical setting.
Oregon communities are on the forefront of using technologies to connect individuals to social services, through new networks called CIEs. These networks are an important way that Oregon can address persistent health inequities caused by structural racism and other barriers, as well as improve health outcomes for people.
To be effective, CIEs must meet the needs of many groups, including people with social needs; community-based organizations (CBOs) providing social supports; and health care providers, hospitals, behavioral health providers, coordinated care organizations (CCOs), and others that seek to connect their patients and members to social services and supports to improve their health outcomes.
For more information on CIE please see the CIE Issue Brief and the OHA CIE Website.