Oregon Health Authority: Agency Subdivisions

Oregon Health Policy Board

Address: 500 Summer St. NE, Salem 97301
Phone: 503-947-2340; 877-398-9238
Fax: 503-947-2341
Statutory Authority: ORS 413.032

Duties and Responsibilities: The nine-member board serves as the policy-making and oversight body for the Oregon Health Authority. The board is committed to providing access to high-quality, affordable health care for all Oregonians and to improving population health.
The board was established by the Legislature in 2009, making the Oregon Health Authority responsible for most state health care services and for reforming the state’s health care system.

Oregon Educators Benefit Board

Address: 500 Summer St. NE, E-88, Salem 97301
Phone: 503-378-6610; Toll-free: 1-888-469-6322
Fax: 503-378-5832
Contact: Ali Hassoun, Executive Director
Statutory Authority: ORS 243.864

Duties and Responsibilities: The board provides a choice of benefit plans for employees in most of Oregon’s kindergarten through grade 12 school districts, education service districts and community colleges, as well as a number of charter schools and local governments.

Office of Equity and Inclusion

Address: 421 SW Oak St., Suite 750, Portland 97204
Phone: 971-673-1240; 971-673-1285 (Director); TTY: 711
Fax: 971-673-1128
Contact: Leann R. Johnson, Director
Statutory Authority: ORS 431.137

Duties and Responsibilities: The office works with diverse communities throughout Oregon to eliminate health gaps and disparities by making health care more accessible and ensuring the delivery of care consistent with state and federal civil rights guidelines. It operates a Traditional Health Worker program to help ensure that culturally competent care is delivered by a diverse workforce. The office’s Health Care Interpreter program trains and certifies bilingual persons to provide high-quality health care interpretation to Oregon’s increasingly diverse populations.

Health Licensing Office

Address: 700 Summer St. NE, Suite 320, Salem 97301-1287
Phone: 503-378-8667; TTY: 503-373-2114
Fax: 503-370-9004
Contact: Sylvie Donaldson, Director
Statutory Authority: ORS 676.600–676.992

Duties and Responsibilities: The office works with multiple boards, councils and programs to oversee a variety of health and health-related professions. It protects Oregonians’ health and safety by ensuring that these professionals are trained and qualified to practice. The office tests people who apply for professional licenses, inspects facilities, responds to consumer complaints and disciplines practitioners who violate state requirements.

Health Policy and Analytics Division

Address: 421 SW Oak St., Suite 875, Portland, 97204
Phone: 503-947-2340; 877-398-9238
Fax: 971-673-3320
Contact: Jeremy Vandehey, Director

Duties and Responsibilities: The division collects and analyzes health data from throughout the state and makes reports and recommendations to OHA leaders, the governor and Legislature based on that data. The division also provides support to the Health Policy Board, Medicaid Advisory Committee, Health Care Workforce Committee and others. The chief medical officer supports the work of many programs and committees that are part of the health transformation effort, including the Patient Centered Primary Care Home program, Transformation Center and Health Evidence Review Commission.

Health Systems Division

Address: 500 Summer St. NE, E44, Salem 97301-1118
Phone: 503-945-5772
FFax: 503-373-7327
Contact: Margie Stanton, Director

Duties and Responsibilities: The division manages the Oregon Health Plan, Oregon’s Medicaid program, which covers more than 1.1 million Oregonians. It also manages the statewide behavioral health system, whose mission is to integrate addiction services and mental health care with the state’s physical health system. The division also oversees the Children’s Wraparound Program, which works with the state’s coordinated care organizations to ensure that children with special needs receive integrated care.

Public Employees’ Benefit Board

Address: 500 Summer St NE, E89 Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-373-1102
Fax: 503-373-1654
Contact: Ali Hassoun, Director 
Statutory Authority: ORS 243.125

Duties and Responsibilities: The board designs, contracts and administers benefits for state employees, including medical and dental coverage, life, accident, disability and long-term care insurance, and flexible spending accounts. The board also offers health care insurance options for retirees not yet eligible for Medicare.

Public Health Division

Address: 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 930, Portland 97232
Phone: 971-673-1222
Fax: 971-673-1299
Contact: Lillian Shirley, Public Health Director
Statutory Authority: ORS Chapters 97, 431-475, 624

Duties and Responsibilities: The division improves lifelong health for Oregonians by promoting health and preventing the leading causes of death, disease and injury in the state. The division assesses the public’s health through data collection and uses that information to develop policies and programs that support improved health outcomes. The division oversees health promotion and prevention activities, health care facility licensing, environmental health regulation, public health emergency preparedness, epidemiological outbreak investigations and the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory.

The division works with local health departments, tribes, community organizations, health care providers, coordinated care organizations and other partners. The Public Health Advisory Board and other advisory committees provide guidance to the division.

Oregon State Hospital

Address: 2600 Center St. NE, Salem 97301
Phone: 503-945-2800; TTY: 800-735-2900
Fax: 503-947-2900
Contact: Dolly Matteucci, Superintendent
Statutory Authority: ORS Chapters 179.321

Duties and Responsibilities: The hospital provides in-patient psychiatric care for adults from throughout the state. With two campuses, one in Salem and one in Junction City, the hospital’s primary goal is to help people recover from their illnesses and return to the community.

Tribal Affairs

Address: 500 Summer St. NE, Salem 97301
Phone: 503-945-9703
Fax: 503-947-2341
Contact: Julie Johnson, Director
Statutory Authority: ORS 182.164

Duties and Responsibilities: Tribal Affairs develops, coordinates, monitors and evaluates OHA 
program activities to ensure that the relationship between OHA and the nine federally recognized tribes of Oregon is built on trust, mutual respect 
and an understanding of the relationship at a government-to-government level. 

Tribal Affairs also supports programs that provide and coordinate physical, oral, behavioral and public health programs and services to tribal members so that the objectives of better care, better health and lower costs are met. These programs include Oregon Indian Health Service, Urban 
Indian Health Program, and tribal health services.