Community Advisory Council (CAC)

Community Advisory Councils work in partnership with Coordinated Care Organizations to ensure that Oregon s health system transformation is a success. Community Advisory Councils, CACs, constitute a critical component in the CCOs ability to achieve the goals for which they were created: improving member health at a lower cost.

The CAC’s role is to make sure that the health care needs of the people in our community are being addressed. Most of the people on the council live in Curry County and are covered by the Oregon Health Plan with Advanced Health. The other council members are representatives of community agencies.  The CAC advises Advanced Health on community health needs and how to achieve better health, better care, while lowering costs.

Curry Community Advisory Council (CAC)

The Curry CAC meets on the 4th Thursday of each month from 12:00-1:30 pm.

 Meeting location:

Curry Public Library

94341 3rd St, Gold Beach, OR 97444

If you are interested in attending a CAC meeting please contact Bonnie at 541-269-3219

During COVID-19 Pandemic and to follow social distancing guidelines, the Coos CAC continues to meet virtually at the above date and time, please contact Bonnie for the meeting log-in information

Meeting Minutes


  • Curry CAC Members

    Community Members:

    Connie Atwood, Chairperson

    Elizabeth Lortscher

    Sharon Daymond

    Sherri Estelle

    Elaine Lortscher

    April Jordan, Advanced Health Board Member

    Mendy Hayne

    Agency Representatives:

    Ben Cannon, Curry Community Health

    Connie Hunter, Coos-Curry Housing Authority

    Court Boice, County Commissioner

    Joshua Farley, LGBTQ Community

    Beth Barker-Hidalgo, Vice-Chairperson, United Way of Southwestern Oregon, Gold Beach Resource Center and Housing & Homeless Coalition

    Michelle Hannah, Coast Community Health Center