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Committees, Commissions and Workgroups

Addic​tions and Mental Health Planning and Advisory Committee (AMHPAC)

The Addictions and Mental Health Planning and Advisory Council (AMHPAC) is responsible for reviewing the Combined Mental Health and Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant application and annual implementation reports, serving as an advocate for Oregonians with behavioral health disorders; and monitoring, reviewing and evaluating the allocation and adequacy of publicly-funded behavioral health services in Oregon.​

Advisory Committee on Medical Marijuana (ACMM)

The Advisory Committee on Medical Marijuana (ACMM) was established with the passing of Senate Bill 1085 during the 2005 legislative session and became effective January 1, 2006. View the mission and bylaws.

The Advisory Committee on Medical Marijuana consists of 11 members appointed by the OHA Director. Members of the committee represent registered patients, designated primary growers, and advocates of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act (OMMA).​

All-payer All-claims Technical Advisory Group

In a June 2013 letter, Governor Kitzhaber asked the Oregon Health Policy Board (OHPB) for recommendations which increase overall health care transparency and accountability, enhance the Oregon Insurance Division’s (OID’s) rate review process, and align care model attributes among the Public Employee Benefit Board, the Oregon Educators Benefit Board, and qualified health plans. In response, OHPB recommended in its December 2013 report that the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and OID use the All-Payer All-Claims (APAC) database to enhance transparency and accountability and provide validated statewide, plan, and health care entity-level data by market segment, health care setting, demographics, geography, diagnosis, and other variables.​

Behavioral Health Information Sharing Advisory Group

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has created an internal Behavioral Health Information Sharing Advisory Group to help improve care coordination. This group is focused on developing a strategy to support integrated care and services by enabling the electronic sharing of behavioral health information between providers.​

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) Advisory Group

Congress passed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (H.R. 4302) in March 2014 which includes provisions of the Excellence in Mental Health Act. This legislation aims to improve quality and access to behavioral health services through the creation of federal criteria for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) as entities to serve adults with serious mental illness, children with serious emotional disturbance, and those with long term and serious substance use disorders, as well as others with mental illness and substance use disorders.​​

Children's System Advisory Committee (CSAC)/ Children's Wraparound Initiative Advisory Committee (CWIAC)

The Children's System Advisory Committee was established in 2005 as a permanent committee of the Planning and Management Advisory Council (PAMAC).​

Common Credentialing Advisory Group

The Oregon Common Credentialing Program (OCCP) was established in 2013 with the passage of Senate Bill 604.​

Community Advisory Council (CAC)

The Community Advisory Council (CAC) is a group of community partners that helps our agency stay connected with the needs of diverse communities in Oregon.​

Coordinated Care Model Alignment Work Group

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), the Public Employee Benefits Board (PEBB) and the Oregon Educators Benefits Board (OEBB) created the Coordinated Care Model Alignment Workgroup. The Workgroup met from 2014-2016 and was charged with developing a host of tools to assist in the implementing CCM principles across multiple market segments.​

Cultural Competency Continuing Education Approval Committee

House Bill (HB) 2611 creates requirements for OHA, through OEI, to provide resources and support for improving the cultural competence of regulated health care professionals in Oregon and to report to the Oregon Legislative Assembly about the level of participation in cultural competence education among these professionals.​

Drinking Water Advisory Committee (DWA)

Enacted by Senate Bill 156 in 2007, the Drinking Water Advisory Committee (DWAC) was created to advise and assist Drinking Water Services on policies related to the protection, safety and regulation of public drinking water in Oregon.​

Early Learning Council - Oregon Health Policy Board Joint Subcommittee

The Early Learning Council and Oregon Health Policy Board works together to make sure all children in Oregon are healthy and Kindergarten ready.​

Health Care Workforce Committee

The Health Care Workforce Committee was established in 2010 by House Bill 2009, Section 7 (3)(a) and reports directly to the Oregon Health Policy Board.​

Health Equity Policy Committee

Guide the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) and make sure that policies and programs work to eliminate health disparities and reach health equity for all Oregonians.​

Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC)

The Health Evidence Review Commission reviews medical evidence in order to prioritize health spending in the Oregon Health Plan and to promote evidence​-based medical practice statewide through comparative effectiveness reports, including Coverage Guidances, health technology assessments and evidence-based practice guidelines.​

Health Information Technology Oversight Council (HITOC)

The Health Information Technology Oversight Council (HITOC) is tasked with setting goals and developing a strategic health information technology plan for the state, as well as monitoring progress in achieving those goals and providing oversight for the implementation of the plan.​

Health IT and Health Information Exchange Community Advisory Council (HCOP)

The Health Information Technology and Health Information Exchange Community and Organizational (HCOP) is a workgroup formed by the Health Information Technology Oversight Council (HITOC).​

Hospital Performance Metrics Advisory Committee

In 2013, Oregon House Bill 2216, Section 1, established the nine-member hospital performance metrics advisory committee appointed by the Director of the Oregon Health Authority. The committee used a public process to identify a set of performance standards (measures and targets) for ho​sp​itals that are designed to advance health system transformation, reduce hospital costs, and improve patient safety.​

Medicaid Advisory Committee (MAC)

The Medicaid Advisory Committee (MAC) is a federally-mandated body which advises the Oregon Health Policy Board (OHPB), the Office for Health Policy and Analytics and the Oregon Health Authority on the operation of Oregon’s Medicaid program, including the Oregon Health Plan.​

Metrics and Scoring Committee

Metrics and quality measures are used by the Oregon Health Authority to determine whether Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) are effectively and adequately improving care, making quality care accessible, eliminating health disparities, and controlling costs for the populations that they serve.​

Oregon Consumer Advisory Council (OCAC)

The Oregon Consumer Advisory Council (OCAC), established per ORS 430.073, advises the Director of the Oregon Health Authority on the provision of behavioral health services in Oregon.​

Oregon Health Policy Board (OHPB)

The nine-member Oregon Health Policy Board (OHPB) serves as the policy-making and oversight body for the Oregon Health Authority. The Board is committed to providing access to quality, affordable health care for all Oregonians and to improving population health.​

Pain Management Commission (PMC)

The Oregon Pain Management Commission provides Oregon specific training required for certain licensed health care professionals as directed by ORS 413.590. Completion of the pain management module Advancing Pain Management in Oregon fulfills this requirement.​

Palliative Care and Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Advisory Council

The 2015 Legislature passed Senate Bill 608 establishing the Palliative Care and Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Advisory Council within the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).​

Provider Directory Advisory Group

The Provider Directory Advisory Group is tasked with providing guidance on the Oregon Health Authority's policy and program considerations, as state moves forward to implement statewide provider directory services.​

SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment) Workgroup

The SBIRT Workgroup was convened by the Oregon Health Authority as a working group of the Metrics and Scoring Committee Technical Advisory Group to allow for more focused discussion SBIRT implementation.​


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