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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.

Upcoming Meetings

Ethics Committee Meeting
September 23, from 3:30-5:30pm
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Meeting ID: 981 8784 5817
Passcode: PHe@lth1

Phone: 1-253-215-8782
Meeting ID: 981 8784 5817
Passcode: 49286777

Ethics Committee Agenda 9.23.2021 (53.75 KB)

Meeting Schedule

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

  • September 23 - Public Health Approaches
  • October 21 - Full Board
  • November - TBD
  • December - TBD
  • January 27 - Full Board
  • February 24 - Ethics Committee
  • March 24 - Public Health Approaches Committee
  • April 28 - Full Board
  • May 26 - Ethics Committee
  • June 23 - Public Health Approaches Committee

Meeting Minutes

Full Board

Minutes - Retreat July 29, 2021 (78.28 KB)

Minutes - April 22, 2021 (76.55 KB)
Minutes - January 28, 2021 (88.7 KB)
Minutes - October 22, 2020 (54.26 KB)

Ethics Committee

Ethics Committee Meeting - August 26, 2021 (86.45 KB)

Ethics Committee Meeting Minutes May, 2021 (74.38 KB)
Ethics Committee Minutes - March 10, 2021 (78.37 KB)
Ethics Committee Minutes - February 25, 2021 (80.09 KB)
Ethics Committee Minutes - September 29, 2020 (74.58 KB)
Ethics Committee Minutes - July 1, 2020 (76.31 KB)

Public Health Approaches Committee

Public Health Approaches Meeting Minutes June 23, 2021 (84.46 KB)

Public Health Approaches Meeting Minutes 3.25.21 (79.13 KB)
Public Health Approaches Committee Minutes - December 1, 2020 (139.07 KB)
Public Health Approaches Committee Minutes - Sept 24, 2020 (69.63 KB)

Membership

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.

Terms

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

Structure

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)


Questions?

Contact Nathan Wickstrom, nathan.wickstrom@multco.us, 503-307-9725