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Job Announcement: Health Care for All-Oregon seeks Executive Director

    Health Care for All-Oregon seeks a dynamic and creative Executive Director to shape, inspire, and manage the organization’s future, in close collaboration with its talented team of hard-working staff, enthusiastic statewide volunteers and committed Board of Directors. 
    Health Care for All-Oregon is a 501©(4) nonprofit based in Portland, OR, with a sister organization, the HCAO Education Fund, a 501©(3) charitable organization. HCAO is a statewide coalition of over 110 member organizations, working to bring universal, publicly funded health care to Oregon and (eventually) the entire United States.
    The Executive Director is responsible for operations and personnel management, fundraising and fiscal oversight, board engagement and community relations, and working with a growing network of volunteers building Oregon’s health care reform movement.
    For more information on HCAO and HCAO EF go to www.hcao.org  and www.hcaoef.org.
Please see Job Description Here.
     We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, a pleasant working environment and an exciting opportunity to work for one of Oregon’s foremost change campaigns. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale ranging from $45,000 to $55,000, commensurate with experience.
      HCAO is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Qualified candidates from diverse personal, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
    To apply: Send a cover letter describing why you believe you are a strong candidate for this position, a resume describing relevant education, training and employment and three references to: Health Care for All-Oregon, 619 SW 11th Ave., #121, Portland, OR 97205, or e-mail to lee@mainstreetalliance.org. Applications will be reviewed beginning April 30, 2015.

For further information contact Lee Mercer, President, Health Care for All-Oregon, 831-818-5247lee@mainstreetalliance.org

Alliance of Communities of Color Announce Health Equity 2013 Agenda

Communities of Color and new Immigrant and Refugee Voter Turnout Raises Bar for Racial Equity


Salem, Ore. -- In Oregon, a new alliance of communities of color, immigrants and refugees unifying organizations and advocates across the state announce their Health Equity Agenda for 2013 and Kickoff Event 6:00 PM Thursday November 29th, 2012 at the Irvington Covenant Church in NE Portland.  

The Oregon Health Equity Alliance (OHEA) works to improve the well-being and prosperity for all Oregonians through policy advocacy that addresses the root causes of health disparities, improving care and lowering costs.  Member organizations helped register over 8,500 new voters, educate voters on key issues and increase turnout.  “The demographics of Oregon have changed and our communities can no longer be ignored” says Kayse Jama of the Center for Intercultural Organizing, adding, “we expect our elected officials to address the needs of all Oregonians”.

OHEA Statewide Policy Agenda 2012-2013

  • Tuition equity for immigrant students

  • Driver's license restoration

  • Improved data collection and analysis

  • Prenatal health care for all women

  • Cultural competency training for health professionals


OHEA will be looking at a different legislature in 2013, with a new Democratic majority in the House.  Francisco Lopez, Causa’s Executive Director highlighted their top priority is restoring access to driver licenses for all Oregon residents.  Lopez said, “There can be no excuse for the Governor and the legislature to not pass driver’s license restoration. We don’t want to wait; we don’t want any excuses.  We want the restoration of driver’s licenses now.”

OHEA is directed by a steering committee composed of regional and statewide advocacy organizations with a commitment to community organizing and engaging grassroots voices in the political process.  Interested organizations please contact a steering committee member for more information.

RSVP online at: https://www.thedatabank.com/dpg/504/personal2.asp?formid=meet&c=2607317

OHEA Steering Committee: Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, Causa, Center for Intercultural Organizing, Oregon Action, Oregon Latino Health Coalition, Urban League of Portland.ganizing, Oregon Action, Oregon Latino Health Coalition, Urban League of Portland.