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The Multnomah County Public Health Advisory Board (MC-PHAB) advises the Health Department’s Public Health Division. Work focuses on ethics in public health practice, and developing long-term approaches that address the leading causes of death and disability in Multnomah County.

The board consists of 15-17 members from all over Multnomah County who represent many dimensions of our community.

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are typically held every month on the fourth Thursday, from 3:30-5:30pm, unless otherwise noted. Open to the public.

Contact us for a current schedule.

Location: Multnomah Building, 500 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Room 126, Portland

Meeting Agenda - October 24, 2023 (58.77 KB)

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Meeting ID: 981 8784 5817
Passcode: PHe@lth1

By phone: 253-215-8782
Meeting ID: 981 8784 5817
Passcode: 49286777

Meeting Minutes

Full Board

Minutes - April 27, 2023 (142.4 KB)
Minutes - October 27, 2022 (194.75 KB)
Minutes - August 2022 (120.21 KB)


Ethics & Public Health Approaches Committee - September 28, 2023 (161.91 KB)

Public Health Approaches Minutes - May 25, 2023 (127.15 KB)
Public Health Approaches Meeting - February 23, 2023 (137.26 KB)
Public Health Approaches Meeting - May 26, 2022 (147.2 KB)


We're interested in members who want to explore education, environmental issues, food systems, transportation and more. We encourage membership from all parts of our county, and are looking to recruit members representing many dimensions of our community, including:

  • Racial and ethnic communities
  • Seniors/aging population
  • Youth
  • Faith leaders
  • Business leaders
  • Others

To be considered for membership, you must live or work in Multnomah County.


Members are appointed to serve a 3-year term, beginning on July 1. Members may not serve more than 2 terms in a row.


Members must serve on at least one of the board's two committees, the Ethics Committee and the Public Health Approaches Committee.

The board also has ad-hoc committees (executive, membership and finance), which meet as needed.

Meetings are held virtually on Zoom.

Helpful Documents

About the Public Health Advisory Board (731.66 KB)
Public Health Advisory Board Charter (384.06 KB)
Public Health Advisory Board Bylaws (633.75 KB)


Contact Nathan Wickstrom,, 503-307-9725