Public Health - Public Health Planning and Advisory Committee (PHPAC)

The Public Health Planning and Advisory Committee (PHPAC) consists of up to thirteen members. Up to six members may be health practitioners with Oregon licensure or certification in a health profession. Up to six members may be members of the general public, well informed on public health matters and, to the extent possible, reflective of the County's overall age, geography, economy and ethnicity. One member shall be a youth or student. Members must be residents of Benton County.

The function of the Committee is to monitor health conditions and needs of the County's residents as well as the needs and issues of the Health Department. PHPAC serves to identify unmet needs and make program recommendations, solicit community support for the Health Department, and have an ongoing role in health education through public and press relations.

The Committee consistently places disease prevention and health education as core services of the Health Department. The Committee supports health education as an important cornerstone for cost effective programs.

PHPAC members are selected from applicants to the Benton County Board of Commissioners. Interested members of the public can download a Citizen Advisory Committee application form (PDF) or request one by visiting the Commissioners' Office, 205 NW 5th Street, Corvallis OR 97330 or by calling 541-766-6800