What We Do
The Central Oregon Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee advances diversity, equity and inclusion to eliminate health inequities and realize health and well-being for all people living in Central Oregon.
Collectively we are committed to:
We move toward action in solidarity with our neighbors to actively and positively impact our agencies and communities.
We carry the burden of history and a better future together, responsible to each other and ourselves for the space and energy we give and take.
The direction we seek is bigger than any one of ourselves or agencies. We actively work to see a broader perspective, gain deeper insight, self-reflect and work towards equitable representation of diverse identities.
This is courageous work. We choose to lean into the discomfort we experience knowing we grow in understanding and relationships.
Our lived experiences and need for safety are as true and diverse as we are. It is through invitation, curiosity, and listening that we reach our greatest shared understanding and commitment to transformative action.
Read more about the CODIE Journey and Action Plan
Work from a shared understanding of the health needs of the Central Oregon community and the barriers to equitable access and outcomes.
- Develop leadership and influence in addressing health disparities at all levels of health care systems.
- Develop policies and practices that prevent, address, and remedy disparities in our organizational culture and operations.
- Engage with diverse community partners and stakeholders with cultural and linguistic competency.
- Improve access to and utilization of data, research, and evaluation outcomes in addressing health disparities.
(adapted from National Partnership for Action)
Deschutes County Health Services
St. Charles Health System
Miguel Angel Herrada
St. Charles Health System
Better Together / Early Learning Hub
East Cascade Works
Mary Ann Wren, BSDH, EPP
Manager Community Care, Advantage Dental from DentaQuest
Laura Campbell, MBA, MPH
Community Research Program Manager, OHSU
Executive Director, Volunteers in Medicine
Director, Early Learning Hub, Early Learning Hub of CO/High Desert ESD
If you would like to regularly receive our monthly meeting calendar invite and meeting materials, please contact one of the Project Managers:
Join This Committee
We are open to anyone interested in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion ensuring all people within our Central Oregon region experience health and wellbeing.
We meet virtually on the fourth Monday of every month from 11:15am – 12:45pm and quarterly for half-day trainings.
Monthly meeting details are available at the bottom of this page in the linked meeting packets. Packets are posted one week before each meeting.