The committees of the Central Oregon Health Council (COHC) directly serve the Board of Directors on an ongoing basis. The committees act as subject-matter experts to advise the Board on things like strategy, funding decisions, equity practice, and more.
The Central Oregon Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CODEI) Committee provides expertise, focus, and actionable strategies to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice to meet the goals of the Regional Health Improvement Plan (RHIP). They communicate inequities, create capacity, influence policy and practice, and grow leadership. Attendance and membership is open to the public.
The Community Advisory Council (CAC) is responsible for identifying and advocating for preventive care practices, overseeing the Regional Health Assessment (RHA), planning to reduce health disparities, and strategizing to improve the overall health of the communities served by the regional Coordinated Care Organization (CCO). The CAC includes health care consumer members of the CCO as well as representatives of public and private agencies that serve CCO members. Consumer representatives constitute a majority of CAC’s membership.
The Finance Committee is responsible for recommending financial policies, goals, and budgets that support the mission, vision, values, strategic goals, contract requirements, and legislative requirements of the COHC and the CCO. Attendance and membership are by invitation only.
The Governance Committee works to improve the Board’s effectiveness and continuing development. They are also accountable for evaluating and recommending Board policies and executing Board governance. Attendance and membership are by invitation only.
The Operations Council (Ops) was chartered by the Board of Directors to promote and facilitate accessible, affordable quality health services, including mental, behavioral, oral, and physical health for Central Oregon residents. Ops is charged with providing strategic, fiduciary, and operational advice to the COHC in an effort to design and implement key initiatives to meet its goals and objectives.
The Provider Engagement Panel (PEP), formerly known as the Clinical Advisory Panel, is a committee made up of area providers and governed by COHC’s bylaws. The PEP provides a highly valued clinical perspective to the work of the COHC. Providers on the PEP represent a variety of health care organizations that serve the OHP population.