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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.

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

  • 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
  • October 22 - Full Board
  • November - TBD
  • December - TBD

Meeting Minutes

Full Board

Minutes - January 23, 2020 (173.54 KB)
Minutes - October 24, 2019 (179.07 KB)
Minutes - June 27, 2019 (187.66 KB)
Minutes - April 25, 2019 (194.88 KB)

Ethics Committee

Ethics Committee Minutes - November 21, 2019 (45.69 KB)
Ethics Committee Minutes - August 22, 2019 (151.22 KB)
Ethics Committee Minutes - July 18, 2019 (198.44 KB)
Ethics Committee Minutes - February 28, 2019 (168.68 KB)

Public Health Approaches Committee

Public Health Approaches Committee Minutes - November 21, 2019 (165.95 KB)
Public Health Approaches Committee Minutes - May 23, 2019 (213.07 KB)
Public Health Approaches Committee Minutes - March 28, 2019 (189.29 KB)
Public Health Approaches Committee Minutes - February 5, 2019 (191.38 KB)

Membership

We're now accepting applications for new members. No formal public health training or experience is required.

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. Multnomah County employees may not apply.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, March 13. Apply for membership»

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.

Helpful Documents

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


Questions?

Contact Nathan Wickstrom, nathan.wickstrom@multco.us, 503.988.8712