Oregon Health Authority Traditional Health Worker Commission Applications Due

  • Event
  • Saturday, January 04, 2014 - Monday, January 13, 2014
Serve on the Traditional Health Worker Commission

The Oregon Health Authority's Traditional Health Worker (THW) Commission will promote the role, engagement and utilization of the traditional health workforce, which includes Community Health Workers, Peer Support and Peer Wellness Specialists, Personal Health Navigators, and Doulas, in Oregon's Integrated and Coordinated Health Care Delivery System. The Commission will advise and make recommendations to the Oregon Health Authority on the development, implementation, and sustainability of this program and ensure the program remains responsive to consumer and community health needs. The Commission will support and foster the utilization of the traditional health workforce as a strategy to assure the delivery of high-quality, culturally competent care and to achieve Oregon's Triple Aim of better health, better care and lower costs.

THW Commission Applications

Nineteen members will be appointed by the OHA Director to serve on the Traditional Health Worker Commission. Ten of these members must be Traditional Health Workers, at least six of whom must be appointed from nominees provided by the Oregon Community Health Workers Association. The other nine members must come from various medical and professional associations. Though the number of seats in the Commission will be limited, we will work to ensure that those who are not appointed to the Commission will have opportunities to provide input.
If you would like to be considered for an appointment on the Commission, please complete and submit this application no later than Friday, January 13, 2014. Priority consideration to the THW Commission and Subcommittees will be given to applications received by January 3, 2014.

if you have questions, concerns, or to submit your application, please contact April R. Johnson:
Oregon Health Authority
Office of Equity and Inclusion
421 SW Oak Street, Suite 750
Portland, OR 97204