Community Advisory Council
The mission of the Willamette Valley Community Health, Community Advisory Council is to ensure that the health care needs of the consumers and the community are being addressed by providing strategic direction to the WVCH Board of Directors.
An Open Letter to Our Marion/Polk Community:
I have been asked to share some news with Willamette Valley Community Health’s participants about the work of our Community Advisory Council. WVCH was certified as the Marion and Polk County Coordinated Care Organization in August of 2012. One requirement of that certification, created as part of House Bill 3650, was the establishment of a Community Advisory Council to represent plan participants to the WVCH Board of Directors. It is my honor to be the current Chair of your CAC....To Continue Reading Click Here.
Community Advisory Council Applications
We are actively searching for Community Advisory Council applicants. If you would like to be considered feel free to request an application at 503-587-5100 or email
. We will hold applications for up to one year. Please check back at this site for any changes.
Community Advisory Council Roster
Meet our Chair and Vice Chair of our Community Advisory Council together they provide a strong voice for the Marion & Polk Communities.
Patrick Vance, Chair
Patrick has been actively involved in community health causes for more than 35 years. Trained in Public Health and Health Care Administration, he brings solid experience in the organization and delivery of patient-centered care. Involvement in local and regional organizations and service on multi-cultural boards and commissions has given him a grass roots perspective that underscores the importance of equity and quality to the users of a community’s healthcare delivery resources. The Community Advisory Council gives voice to those users.
Melissa Lu, Vice Chair
Melissa is a second year student at Chemeketa Community College in the Addiction Studies Program. She also volunteers her time as a MOMS Plus Certified Peer Support Mentor through Physician’s Choice Foundation since November 2011 where she works directly with mothers in recovery from substance addiction. She is passionate about helping and motivating others to action as well as working with people from diverse backgrounds. What interested her in joining the Community Advisory Council was the possibility that she could contribute to bettering the lives of healthcare consumers. She is thankful that by becoming a member of the Community Advisory Council, she is allowed to represent and advocate for the healthcare needs of other mothers, families, and recovering addicts in her community.
The next CAC meeting will be held
May 8th at the Polk County Health Department Dallas Branch (182 SW Academy BLVD, Dallas Or. 97338)
Community Advisory Council Policies
Community Meeting Minutes
Community Health Assessment
Final Health Assessment
Community Health Assessment Meeting Minutes
Community Health Improvement Plan