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For the 2017-19 biennium, the Oregon legislature made an initial investment of $5 million for modernizing Oregon's public health system. The majority of these funds are being used to establish regional communicable disease control programs.
In November 2017, OHA awarded grants to eight regional partnerships that will:
FEATURED - Modernizing Public Health: Stories from the Field
In 2017, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) received an initial $5 million legislative investment to begin implementing public health modernization in 2017-19. Eight partnerships of local public health authorities (LPHAs) are using $3.9 million for regional communicable disease control interventions, and OHA is using the remaining $1.1 million to improve the collection and reporting of population health data.
Stories From the Field showcase how LPHA partnerships are using public health modernization funds to address the communicable disease threats that affect their community. From partnering with a tribe and local businesses to make condoms readily available to improving infection prevention practices in long-term care facilities, these Stories from the Field describe promising approaches for working with partners and community members to reduce the spread of communicable disease.
Health Equity and Cultural Responsiveness
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