The Willamette Health Council improves the well-being of residents in our region by governing our local Coordinated Care Organization, investing in our communities, and fostering collaborative relationships.


We envision optimal health and well-being for our community members.


We work in service to Oregon Health Plan members and the communities of Marion and Polk Counties. We are: Transparent, Collaborative, Equitable, Accountable, Adaptable, Strategic.

WHC Board Agreements

  • Be present and participate.
  • Listen actively-respect others when they are talking and avoid interrupting.
  • Respect the group’s time — Keep your comments concise and to the point.
  • Speak with authenticity and grace
  • Step up / Step Back — If you tend not to talk, challenge yourself to participate more. If you tend to dominate the conversation, step back and give space for others.
  • Consider, and be considerate of, perspectives that are different than yours.
  • Assume good intent.
  • Ask clarifying questions.
  • Propose solutions.
  • Strive to meet the state purpose and expected outcomes of meetings.
  • Enjoy the work and enjoy each other.
  • Everyone is responsible for following and upholding group agreements.