Join The Council

We are looking for volunteers to serve on our Community Advisory Council! 

Are you interested in addressing the health care needs of consumers and the broader community? Do you have the lived experience of being an Oregon Health Plan (OHP) member? Are you excited about the potential of working with people of diverse perspectives and experiences to advance health equity and center member voice? Join our newly revamped Community Advisory Council! 


Health Share’s Community Advisory Council was seated in 2012 to ensure the health needs of consumers and the community were addressed. Over the past year, the Council has worked to identify lessons learned over the past five years and share recommendations to improve the structures, policies, and operations of the Council and create a plan forward.

Health Share strives to have a Community Advisory Council that reflects our membership. We prioritize applicants who have the lived experience of being an OHP member. Health Share seeks individuals who can represent the geographic and demographic diversity of our members and are committed to health equity, racial, social, and environmental justice, diversity and inclusion. 

2017 Recruitment

Health Share is now conducting a full recruitment for our Council. The Council’s main purpose is to:

  • Oversee the development of the Community Health Needs Assessment and the corresponding Community Health Improvement Plan
  • Serve as a liaison between members and Health Share
  • Increase consumer and community engagement strategies at Health Share
  • As requested, provide feedback on Health Share initiatives and strategies

How to Apply

Health Share of Oregon is now accepting applications to the newly revamped Community Advisory Council on a rolling basis through Wednesday, May 31st, 2017. Priority will be given to applications submitted by Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

Step 1: Complete the application by May 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm

  • Application (English)
  • Application (ADA Accessible – available on April 17th)
  • Application (Spanish – coming soon)

Step 2: Submit your completed application

  • Email the application to 

  • Or, mail it to 2121 SW Broadway, Suite 200, Portland, Oregon 97201 (attn: Rebecca Naga) 

Step 3: If you have been selected for an interview, you will receive an email or phone call by May 24th. 

  • Interviews will be held on May 31st and June 2nd.

Step 4: A day long orientation will be held for all Council members in June 

  • Please hold the following dates on  your calendar, we will choose just one for the full day orientation: June 14, June 21, and June 29. 

Time Commitment 

The total time commitment for Council members is expected to range between 5-6 hours per month
  • All members are expected to attend the monthly Council meetings and spend an additional 2-3 hours outside of the meetings carrying out Council-related duties including engaging members. 
  • Health Share supports consumer engagement on the Council by providing dinner, childcare, interpretation, and a stipend.


Health Share is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for any disability that may interfere with a person’s ability to actively participate in this process. Please email or call 503-416-4964 for an accommodations request.

Thank you for being interested in helping Health Share improve the health of the community. We need people who are willing to use their voice to make a difference.