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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.

Due to COVID-19, meetings are currently held virtually on Zoom.

Meeting Schedule

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

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Meeting Minutes

Full Board

Minutes - April 21, 2022 (152.81 KB)
Minutes - October 28, 2021 (76.67 KB)
Minutes - Retreat July 29, 2021 (78.28 KB)
Minutes - April 22, 2021 (76.55 KB)
Minutes - January 28, 2021 (88.7 KB)


Public Health Approaches Meeting - May 26, 2022 (147.2 KB)
Ethics Committee Meeting - February 9, 2022 (130.42 KB)
Ethics & Public Health Approaches Committee Meeting - December 16, 2021 (138.7 KB)
Ethics Committee Meeting - September 23, 2021 (90.97 KB)
Ethics Committee Meeting - August 26, 2021 (86.45 KB)
Public Health Approaches Meeting - June 23, 2021 (84.46 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 currently held virtually on Zoom. This will continue to be option for participation when it is safe to meet in person.

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