Community Advisory Council

The Cascade Health Alliance Community Advisory Council (CAC) is an important part of our service to the community and our members. The CAC helps us stay connected with you. The CAC helps us plan ways to support our members to be healthy and happy. CAC members set goals and have duties work towards providing better health care for our members.

Some of the duties of the CAC are:

  • Make sure the health care needs of members are met
  • Identify and promote preventative care practices
  • Oversee Community Health Assessments
    • Read the 2018 Community Health Assessment here.
  • Adopt a Community Health Improvement Plan
    • Read the Community Health Improvement Plan here.

In the planning process, CAC members review the Community Health Assessment and team up with representatives from Sky Lakes Medical Center, Klamath County Public Health, and Klamath Health Partnership to develop a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The CHIP serves as the five-year strategic plan for improving health and well-being of Klamath County Residents.

Cascade Health Alliance is committed to our community and our members. Being a part of the Community Advisory Council needs the same commitment. CAC meetings are open to the public and occur on the third Wednesday of every month. For community members wishing to attend who are in need of language or disability accommodations or transportation, let CHA know 48 hours before the event at: 541-883-2947 or The next meeting will be Wednesday, October 16, 2019. An agenda will be released seven days prior to the meeting date. Meeting minutes will be posted after approval. The group members also need to take some time to learn about the needs of the community and ways to better serve it. CAC members earn a small stipend for their work. Being part of the CAC is a great way to make a difference in your community. If you are interested in joining the CAC, please contact Maggie Polson at 541-883-2947 or 

The CAC is made up of:

  • Members, or caretakers of members, served by CHA and the Oregon Health Plan
  • Members of the community
  • Members of the CHA board
  • Representatives from Klamath County government

If you or someone you know wants to be part of the Community Advisory Council, applications are available to download here. You can also pick up applications at our office.

2019 CAC Agendas and Minutes: