Victoria Demchak Joins OPCA
July 10, 2013 - Victoria Demchak has joined the Oregon Primary Care Association (OPCA) as policy coordinator. She will be responsible for policy-related outreach to, and engagement with, the staff of OPCA's member community health centers. She will also provide policy analysis and support on state and federal issues affecting health centers.
Victoria comes to OPCA with a strong background in health policy research and analysis, public outreach and facilitation, and community advocacy. She was most recently with the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, where she engaged underserved communities and communities of color in health equity legislative issues. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, English and History from the University of Oregon and a Masters of City and Regional Planning from Cornell University.
The Oregon Primary Care Association is a nonprofit membership organization of 31 community health centers across the state. OPCA provides advocacy on public policy and technical assistance and training to members to enhance health equities and increase access to comprehensive health care for low-income and vulnerable Oregonians. Oregon's health centers serve more than 333,000 patients through 200 clinic sites across the state. For more information, see http://www.orpca.org.