Oregon Health Authority Convenes Cultural Competency Continuing Education Curriculum Approval Committee

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) is convening a Cultural Competency Continuing Education Curriculum Approval Committee related to the implementation of House Bill (HB) 2611.  This new law requires OHA to provide resources and support for improving the cultural competency of regulated health care professionals in Oregon, and to report to the Oregon State Legislature about the level of participation among regulated health care professionals.

The Authority shall approve continuing education opportunities relating to cultural competency and develop a list of continuing education opportunities related to cultural competency and make the list available to each board specified in the legislation.  This Curriculum Approval Committee will be responsible for:

  • Advising OHA on the development of a process to approve a list of cultural competency continuing education opportunities;
  • Advising OHA on the development of  criteria to approve cultural competency continuing education opportunities for the OHA list; and
  •  Working with OHA to implement the process

If you are interested in being considered as a member of this committee, please email Emily Wang, OEI staff person, at: emily.l.wang@state.or.us your contact info and short responses to the following questions by Friday, December 19th:

1)      What benefits will you gain in becoming a committee member?
2)      How will the committee benefit from your participation?

Final committee appointees will be determined by OHA leadership.

The first meeting will take place:
Wednesday, February 4th, 2-4 p.m.
Oregon Health Authority-Lincoln Building, Ste. 750
Office of Equity & Inclusion Conference Room
Portland, OR 97204

Webinar and conference call option are available for those outside of the Portland metro area. 

Future meeting dates will be determined after the first meeting. Meetings will take place at OEI’s office in downtown Portland, with a call-in/webinar option for those outside of the Portland metro area.

OEI anticipates that the committee will initially meet more frequently (monthly), but will eventually decrease meeting frequency to quarterly/semi-annual.

Thank you for your interest in informing this important work.