• Petitioned Oregon State House

This petition was delivered to:

Oregon State House
State Rep. Bruce Hanna
State Rep. Betty Komp
State Rep. Greg Smith
State Rep. Caddy McKeown
State Rep. Kevin Cameron
State Rep. Sara Gelser
State Rep. Tina Kotek
State Rep. Andy Olson
State Rep. John Huffman
State Rep. Vicki Berger
State Rep. Robert Jenson
State Rep. Vic Gilliam
State Rep. Jim Weidner
State Rep. Jim Thompson
State Rep. Tim Freeman
State Rep. Bill Kennemer
State Rep. Julie Parrish
State Rep. Jason Conger
State Rep. Mark Johnson
State Sen. Peter Courtney

Health Equity in Oregon: !Se buscan los Campiones!

    1. Petition by

      THE-TREE Institute

Profesionales de Salud en Oregon todavia no cuentan con Educacion Continuada para el desarollo de su  Capacitacion Cultural. Oregon Health Professionals still are not receiving Continuing Education for the development of their cultural competency.

La salud de las personas de color en oregon, inclyuendo inmigrantes y refugiados, esta reportada como la mas deficiente y el cuidado de salud es de baja calidad. The health of people of color in Oregon, including immigrants and refugees is reported to be the most weak with low quality of health care.

La Senate Bill 97-3, Education Continuada para la Capacitacion Cultural de Profesionales de Salud ya fue aprovada por el Senado con 22 votos!!! Una propuesta de ley con apoyo bipartidario. Ahora, necesitamos apoyo de la Casa de los Representantes. The SB97-3, Cultural Competence was voted and approved by 22 Senators! A truly bipartisan proposal! And...NOW we need the House of Representatives support!

La lucha por EQUIDAD DE SALUD es ahora! Now is the moment to fight for HEALTH EQUITY!

POCHEC, People of Color Health Equity Collaborative & CHARLA, Collective Health Advocacy for Rooted Latinas/os & Africans buscan por los Campiones para ACTUAR AHORA. POCHEC & CHARLA are seeking for Champions to ACT NOW:

1- USTED puede firmar esta peticion y enviarla para TODAS las personas que conoces! YOU CAN SIGN this petition now and send it to everyone you know!

2- USTED puede llamar ahora a tus Representantes. Busque por sus nombres y telefonos en la pagina de la internet www.leg.state.or.us. YOU CAN CALL NOW your Representatives.

Si hay dudas envianos un correo al thetreeinstitute@yahoo.com o llama al (503) 901-6285. If you have questions e-mails us or call.

Factos de la SB97-3 - Facts about the SB97-3

a) SB 97 directs the Oregon Health Authority (OHA)/OMHS in collaboration with Oregon's health professional regulatory boards and other community stakeholders to develop continuing education satandards relative to cultural competence and opportunities of training for licensed health care providers. 

b)There is minimal fiscal impact. The bill includes evaluating the costs of implementation and logistics issues. Accredited Cultural Competencey trainings are currently available for free.

c) There is NO MANDATE requirements. The 97-1 amendment removed the implementation timeline for health care licensing boards. Oregon Health Authority/OMHS will work with the regulatory boards to define the appropriate timeline.

d) La SB97-A busca apoyar a los provedores de salud con cuestiones de medical liabilities. The SB97-A is to support health care providers to have less concerns with medical liabilities.


Por favor firme esta peticion y enviala a tus amigos. Please sign this petition and send it to friends!

Organizaciones que apoyan la SB97-3 incluyen - Organizations that support SB97-3 includ:

 POCHEC, People of Color Health Equity Collaborative

CHARLA, Collective Health Equity for Rooted Latinas/os & Africans

THE-TREE Institute

The Archimedes Movement

Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon

The Center for Intercultural Organizing

Oregon Action

Coalition of Community Health Clinics

The Oregon Bus Project

International Center for traditional Childbearing

Native American Youth and Family Center

African Women's Coalition

Family Forward Oregon

Oregon League of Minority Voters

Connecting Communities Coalition

Portland African American Leadership Forum

Sisters of the Road

Cascaid AIDS Project


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 50 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Tina Castanares HOOD RIVER, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      I've been involved in immigrant, farmworker, and minority health (especially working with Latinos and SE Asian immigrants) for over 30 years. My colleagues who've had the opportunity to participate in explicit, intentional cultural competency training and exposure are demonstrably more effective in assisting patients to optimize their health. Just as with completing a minimal level of training in such subjects as pain management, the requirements this bill would impose are reasonable, desirable, and will improve health care delivery and public health practice in our state.

    • Betsy Zucker PORTLAND, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      As an Oregon nurse practitioner, I strongly support this bill to assure that all people in Oregon receive respectful, culturally competent health care.

    • William Whitaker LAGRANDE, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      From my perspective in Eastern Oregon this simply the right thing to do.

    • peter shapiro PORTLAND, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      This legislation represents a small but important step towards the alleviation of the deeply disturbing health care disparities in Oregon. I am a strong believer that all of us deserve access to appropriate medical care, regardless of the color of one's money or the color of one's skin. The language barrier should not come between health care providers and their patients--it is potentailly dangerous as well as unfair. Please support this bill!


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