Staff and council members cut the ribbon for the newly remodeled North Portland Health Center in 2018.

The Community Health Council is a group, made up mostly of patients, that helps to govern the Health Department’s community health centers. It works together with the Board of County Commissioners, who provide general fiscal and personnel oversight.

The council works closely with the community health centers director and the Board of County Commissioners to provide guidance and direction on programs and policies affecting patients of Multnomah County's health services. It also provides input and direction for federally funded clinical activities.


Meetings are open to the public, and are normally held on the second Monday of each month from 6-8 p.m. at the Gladys McCoy Building, 619 NW 6th Ave, in the 1st floor conference room. Staff are required to RSVP.

Contact council coordinator Linda Niksich for more information and to RSVP.

Past Meetings

Minutes - September 14, 2020 (2.44 MB)

Minutes - August 10th, 2020 (2.35 MB)

Minutes - July 13, 2020 (2.97 MB)

Minutes - June 8, 2020 (4.57 MB)

Minutes - May 11, 2020 (1.38 MB)

Minutes - April 13, 2020 (2.13 MB)

Minutes - March 13, 2020 (799.27 KB)

Minutes - March 9, 2020 (2.53 MB)

Minutes - February 10, 2020 (3.17 MB)

Minutes - January 13, 2020 (3.55 MB)

Minutes - December 9, 2019 (2.28 MB)

Minutes - November 4, 2019 (6.34 MB)

Minutes - October 12, 2019 (2.95 MB)


We are always searching for committed members. The council provides members the opportunity to:

  • Stay informed about health issues and policies within the community
  • Influence important decisions about health care
  • Strengthen their leadership and group facilitation skills
  • Help others and give back to the community

Contact Us

Linda Niksich, Coordinator, 503-988-9492