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.

Central Oregon Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

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.

Community Advisory Council

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.

Finance Committee

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.

Governance Committee

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.

Operations Council

The Central Oregon Health Council was created to improve the well-being of all residents across Central Oregon. The Operations Council serves as a place to coordinate collective efforts among the Central Oregon Health Council’s community partners, committees, workgroups, community members and the Board of Directors.

Provider Engagement Panel

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.

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