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Strategic Plan

The Public Health Division strategic plan includes our vision, mission, values and goals. It provides alignment with the priorities of public health modernization and the State Health Improvement Plan. 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.

2017-2020 Strategic Plan  2018 Annual Report  Final Progress Report 


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

Public Health Modernization Strategic Plan Priorities

  • Expand partnerships to maximize collective action
  • Address health priorities using foundational capabilities
  • Demonstrate impact through metrics and evaluation

Goal 1: Promote and protect safe, healthy and resilient environments to improve quality of life and prevent disease

  • Create healthy environments
  • Increase community preparedness and resilience
  • Ensure access to clinical services
  • Prevent and reduce tobacco use
  • Improve nutrition, increase physical activity and reduce obesity
  • Reduce violence and suicide rates through prevention
  • Prevent and reduce alcohol and substance abuse
  • Prevent and reduce rates of communicable diseases

Goal 2: Strengthen public health capacity to improve health outcomes

  • Develop and maintain an organizational culture of continuous quality improvement
  • Promote and develop a competent, skilled, diverse and engaged workforce
  • Promote health equity in all programs and policies
  • Form and maintain relationships with diverse partners to define and achieve collaborative public health goals
  • Invest in and maintain up-to-date systems and expertise for public health assessment, monitoring, and evaluation
  • Implement policy, systems and environmental changes to meet changing needs and align with state and federal policies
  • Use health communication strategies, interventions and tools in order to be a trusted source of information