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Strategic Plan

familyThe Public Health Division strategic plan includes our vision, mission, values and goals. It is a living document that supports staff as we collaborate on common goals that maintain past accomplishments and drive our vision for a healthy Oregon.

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Lifelong health for all people in Oregon.


Promoting health and preventing the leading causes of death, disease and injury in Oregon


Service excellence, leadership, integrity, partnership, innovation and health equity


Improve quality of life and increase years of healthy life


  • Prevent and reduce tobacco use
  • Improve nutrition, increase physical activity and reduce obesity
  • Reduce violence and suicide rates through prevention efforts
  • Prevent and reduce rates of communicable diseases
  • Support Addictions and Mental Health Services (AMH) with public health tools to prevent and reduce alcohol and substance abuse
  • Promote healthy aging

Promote and protect safe, healthy and resilient environments


  • Increase community preparedness and resilience
  • Prevent and reduce exposure to harmful environmental hazards and contaminants
  • Provide public health leadership on human health concerns related to the natural and built environment

Strengthen public health capacity to improve health outcomes


  • Promote health equity in all programs and policies
  • Link public health and health care system to collaboratively achieve improved health outcomes
  • Develop and maintain strategic public and private partnerships that improve community health
  • Develop and maintain an organizational culture of continuous quality improvement
  • Invest in up-to-date systems and expertise for public health assessment, monitoring and evaluation
  • Promote and develop a competent, skilled, diverse and satisfied workforce

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