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Health Share of Oregon welcomes Phyusin Myint, PhD, MPP as new Chief Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer

Health Share of Oregon welcomes Phyusin Myint, PhD, MPP as new Chief Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer

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Health Share of Oregon announces that Dr. Phyusin Myint, PhD, MPP has been selected as the new Chief Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer. This crucial executive position will provide the vision and experience to lead Health Share’s organizational priorities of health equity, addressing social determinants of health, and strengthening community partnerships. 

Dr. Myint is a public servant, an educator and a practitioner with a focus on health equity and racial justice advocacy. She previously served as the Health Equity Planning and Policy Program Supervisor for Washington County Public Health where she supported in the design, implementation and monitoring of diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies to ensure that the Public Health Division operates with health and racial equity as a guiding principle. In response to COVID-19, Myint served as the first Equity Officer in the Emergency Operations Center for Washington County, leading the charge to build out an infrastructure to embed equity and community voice in an emergency response effort.  

She is the current President-elect for the Oregon Public Health Association and was previously the Board Director of Oregon Public Health Association representing six counties including Washington, Columbia, Yamhill, Lincoln, Tillamook, and Clatsop. She holds a PhD in Public Affairs and Policy and a Master’s degree in Public Policy.  

 “The woven thread through most of my professional and academic career has been my passion and commitment to work and learn from various impacted communities to address disparities,” said Dr. Myint. She is looking forward to working with our County and community leaders, supporting HSO’s community engagement efforts, and strengthening our collaborative partnerships towards the path of a more equitable future for all. “As the eldest child of an immigrant and displaced family that has survived war and migration, I am familiar with the many barriers and challenges to navigating health systems and government systems. I am thrilled at the opportunity to step into this leadership role to serve Oregonians in Washington, Clackamas, and Multnomah counties.”