2017 ORS 431.137¹
Health equity and cultural responsiveness
  • rules

(1) For the purpose of establishing the foundational capabilities under ORS 431.131 (Foundational capabilities), health equity and cultural responsiveness include, but are not limited to, the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to:

(a) Support public health policies that promote health equity;

(b) Implement processes within public health programs that create health equity;

(c) Recognize and address health inequities that are specific to certain populations, including populations specific to sex, race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status;

(d) Communicate with the public and stakeholders in a transparent and inclusive manner;

(e) When appropriate, provide the public and stakeholders with access to the data and findings described in ORS 431.132 (Assessment and epidemiology); and

(f) Engage diverse populations in community health planning.

(2) For purposes of this section, the Oregon Health Authority may adopt rules differentiating between the knowledge, skills and abilities that are necessary for state governance and that are necessary for local governance. [2015 c.736 §15]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 431—State and Local Administration and Enforcement of Public Health Laws, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors431.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.