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Tyra Jansson elected as new Community Advisory Council Chair

Nov. 5, 2018 

The IHN-CCO Community Advisory Council (CAC) has unanimously elected Tyra Jansson as their Chair.  Ms. Jansson holds a Master of Public Health from Oregon State University.  She is the Regional Health Assessment Coordinator for the IHN-CCO region of Benton, Lincoln, and Linn counties.

Since joining the CAC two years ago, Ms. Jansson’s contributions to the work of the CAC and its three local advisory committees have been tremendous.  She chairs the Benton Local Advisory Committee to the CAC, she served as CAC Vice-chair, and she is an active member of the CAC’s Community Health Improvement Plan workgroup.

Ms. Jansson said, “My interest in becoming the CAC Chair is rooted in wanting to increase the support I provide for this dedicated and passionate group and to the work that we do to improve the health of our fellow community members.”

Ms. Jansson brings to this work a demonstrated history of being a skilled meeting facilitator, a good listener, project management and strategic planning experience, and problem-solving skills.  She is, “interested in hearing about IHN-CCO members’ experiences with their health insurance and healthcare.” Because of her strong regional relationships, Ms. Jansson is well positioned to facilitate the effective communication of community and IHN-CCO member input to IHN-CCO.

Ms. Jansson is committed to continuing to be accessible to both regional CAC representatives and local advisory committee members.  She has already attended the three local advisory committee meetings at various times.  As CAC Chair, she intends to revisit each of the local committees in order to maintain strong regional relationships and to stay informed of issues that may surface in one or more of the counties.  As the CAC’s 2019 Community Health Improvement Plan recommendations are finalized and awaiting approval, the CAC is well positioned to focus on the work of CCO 2.0.