About the Health Equity Policy Committee (HEPC)
The Oregon Health Policy Board and The Oregon Health Authority’s Action Plan for Health identifies improving health equity as a foundational strategy for achieving the Triple Aim::
- Improve the lifelong health of all Oregonians
- Increase the quality, reliability and availability of care for all Oregonians
- Lower or contain the cost of care so it is affordable for everyone
The Oregon Health Policy Board and the Oregon Health Authority have acknowledged that specific strategies need to be explored, recommended, and implemented to assure that all populations enjoy health equitably, in the Health Systems Transformation process, development of the Health Insurance Exchange and in other opportunities for policy and program development.
To this end, the Office of Equity and Inclusion established the Health Equity Policy Committee to encourage and increase stakeholder engagement, and proactively explore, develop, evaluate and recommend policies in order for the State to advance cross-cutting, cross-community policy improvements.
The purpose of the Health Equity Policy Committee is to assure that policy making and program improvement processes proactively promote the elimination of health disparities and the achievement of health equity for all Oregonians.
Tools and Resources
Meetings are held on the held on the second Wednesday of every other month. 2013 Meeting dates are as follows:
For more information, please contact:
Emily Wang, Health Equity Policy Analyst - Emily.L.Wang@state.or.us Ph. 971.673.2960