Task Force on Future of Public Health Services to Hold First Meeting Friday

What: The first meeting of the Task Force on the Future of Public Health Services. Agenda items will include committee charge and introduction of members. This is a public meeting.

When: Friday, Nov. 22, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Where: State Capitol, Room 470, Salem

Who: The Task Force on the Future of Public Health was created by House Bill 2348 in the 2013 Legislature to study the regionalization and consolidation of public health services, the future of public health services in Oregon, and to make recommendations for legislation.

The task force is made up of 15 members appointed by the Legislature, Governor, director of the Oregon Health Authority and director of the Department of Human Services.

Governor appointees:

--Tammy Baney – commissioner, Deschutes County

--Charlie Fautin – public health administrator, Benton County

--Carrie Brogoitti – public health administrator, Union County

--John Sattenspiel, M.D. – chief medical officer, Trillium Community Health Plan

--Liz Baxter – director, Oregon Public Health Institute

--Nichole Maher – president, Northwest Health Foundation

--Carlos Crespo – professor of community health and director, School of Community Health, Portland State University

At-large members:

--Gary Oxman – former Multnomah County public health officer

--Alejandro Queral – director of systems planning and performance, United Way of the Columbia-Willamette

--Jennifer Mead – healthy aging coordinator, Department of Human Services

--Pending  

Legislators:

--Rep. Mitch Greenlick (D-Portland)

--Rep. Jason Conger (R-Bend)

--Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson (D-Gresham)

--Sen. Bill Hansell (R-Pendleton)

Details: Space is limited. For more information, contact Michael Tynan, Public Health Division policy officer, at 971-673-1282.

The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodation may request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations by calling the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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