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:

On-line Zoom Meetings

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 Curry CAC continues to meet virtually at the above date and time.

Join the Advanced Health Curry CAC meeting via Zoom (Zoom platform hosted by United Way of SW Oregon)
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88364229896?pwd=NFM2Q3pBMnZjR08yZzd4bmFHSEdlUT09

Meeting ID: 883 6422 9896
Passcode: 776404
Phone: +1 253 215 8782 US

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Meeting Minutes


  • Curry CAC Members

    Community Members:

    Mellissah Hendrickson, Consumer Member & Agency Rep – SCBEC

    Sharon Daymond, Consumer Member

    Sherri Estelle – Consumer Member

    Elaine Lortscher, Consumer Parent Advocate

    Elizabeth Lortscher, Consumer Member

    Julie Peterson, Consumer Member – Peer Advocate

    Jason Farmer, Consumer Member

    Mendy Hayne – Consumer Member & Agency Rep – Brooking Church of the Nazarene and UWSWO-Every Child Curry

    Agency Representatives:

    Beth Barker-Hidalgo, Curry Homeless Coalition

    Court Boice, Curry County Commissioner

    Corinne Potts, South Coast Regional Early Learning Hub (SCREL)

    Starla Paris – OR Dept or Human Services – Self Sufficiency

    Trudy Simpson, Coquille Indian Tribe

    OPEN POSITION by Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw Indians