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Welcome to the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI)

The Office of Equity and Inclusion works with diverse communities to eliminate health gaps and promote optimal health in Oregon. By connecting people and programs, we can make substantial, measurable progress in improving the health of all Oregonians.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information for THW and HCI 

Traditional Health Workers (THWs) and Health Care Interpreters (HCIs) who currently provide services in any healthcare setting, including the ASL HCIs, are included in the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan. The steps involved to receive the vaccine are being finalized. As soon as the process is finalized, the THW and HCI workforce will be notified by email.

THW and HCI programs are working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic

Please submit all THW and HCI application documents by email to or The $25 processing fee has been waived until further notice.

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