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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.

Because of the need for physical distancing due to COVID-19, MC-PHAB is currently meeting virtually.

Next Meetings

Public Health Approaches Committee
September 24, 3:30 - 5:30 pm

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2020 Meeting Dates

  • February 27 - Ethics Committee
  • March 26 - Public Health Approaches
  • April 23 - Full Board
  • May 28 - Ethics Committee
  • June 25 - Public Health approaches 
  • July 23 - Full Board
  • August 27 - Ethics Committee
  • September 24 - Public Health approaches
  • September 29 - Ethics Committee
  • October 22 - Full Board
  • November - TBD
  • December - TBD

Meeting Minutes

Full Board

Ethics Committee

Public Health Approaches Committee


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.

Helpful Documents

Public Health Advisory Board Charter (384.06 KB)
Public Health Advisory Board Bylaws (633.75 KB)


Contact Nathan Wickstrom,, 503.988.8712