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Advancing Equity


The Oregon Health Authority notes that “health equity will occur when all people can reach their full health potential and are not disadvantaged by their race, ethnicity, language, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientations, social class, intersections among these communities or identities, or other socially determined circumstances.” This workgroup aims to achieve health equity by leveraging sociodemographic data and policy efforts.

Past Meeting Materials


Date Materials
June 17 Agenda June 17
Advancing Equity Charter Draft
July 15 Agenda July 15 Minutes June 17
Advancing Equity Charter Draft Advancing Equity Deliverables Draft
August 19 Agenda August 19
Minutes July 15
Advancing Equity Draft Outline
September 16 Agenda September 16
Minutes August 19
Equity Key Terms Draft
Equity Planning Resources Draft
October 21 Agenda October 21
Minutes September 16
November 18 Agenda November 18
Minutes October 21
January 20 Agenda January 20
Minutes November 18
Draft Data Recommendations
Equity and Policy Discussion Sheet
February 17 Agenda February 17
Minutes Janaury 20
Data and Policy Revised Recommendations
March 17 Agenda March 17
Minutes February 17
Advancing Equity Draft Recommendations 23_0317
April 21 Agenda April 21
Minutes March 17
Stakeholder Roles and Responsibilities
Draft Measures/Levels
May 19 Agenda May 19
Minutes April 21
Advancing Equity Draft Recommendations 23_0519
June 16 Agenda June 16
Minutes May 19
Advancing Equity Outreach Notes
Minutes June 16

Workgroup Members

Name Title Organization
Sofia Aragon, JD, BSN, RN Executive Director Washington Center for Nursing
Abigail Berube, MPH Director, Safety and Quality Washington State Hospital Association
Sami Bailey Policy Analyst WA Association for Community Health
Jessica Beach, MPH Health Equity Director Molina Healthcare
Michael Garrett Health Benefits Consultant
Annie Hetzel, MSN, RN School Health Services Consultant Office of the Superintendent of Public Instructuon
Yogini Kulkarni-Sharma AVP, Quality Improvement and Risk Adjustment Molina Healthcare
Heidi Lee Senior IT Business Analyst Northwest Kidney Centers
Krista Lynch Analytics, Research, and Measurements Team Administrator WA Health Care Authority
Jessica Martinson Director of Continuing Medical Education Washington State Medical Association
Kendra Peterson, CHCP Associate Director of Continuing Medical Education Washington State Medical Association
Brittany Sims Associate Consultant, Total Health Management Mercer
Kate Watabayashi Project Manager HICOR, Fred Hutch