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The Behavioral Health Equity and Community Partnerships team supports Oregon Health Authority's strategic goal of eliminating health inequities for Oregonians by 2030. Their focus is reducing or eliminating inequities in behavioral health across populations. Pursuing health equity means:
The team partners with diverse community members, providers, and staff to help:
To elevate the voices of communities most harmed by health inequities and to build and sustain partnerships that allow everyone to achieve behavioral health and wellness.
Our mission is to advance behavioral health equity in alignment with the agency's strategic goal of eliminating health inequities for Oregonians by 2030.
Oregon will have established a health system that creates health equity when all people can reach their full health potential and well-being and are not disadvantaged by their race, ethnicity, language, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, social class, intersections among these communities or identities, or other socially determined circumstances.
Achieving health equity requires the ongoing collaboration of all regions and sectors of the state, including tribal governments, to address the equitable distribution or redistribution of resources and power; and recognizing, reconciling, and rectifying historical and contemporary injustices.
We honor deep, trusting, and dynamic relationships with communities through:
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