Upgrading Oregon's Public Health System
FEATURED: New Oregon Health Authority reports show that Oregon’s public health system is making good on its commitment to reduce communicable diseases
Oregon Health Authority monitors how modern approaches to public health are resulting in better health outcomes for people across the state. Two new reports show that investment in modern public health is making a difference.
Public health accountability metrics are one way Oregon’s public health system demonstrates it is improving health and effectively using public dollars. These metrics reflect population health priorities for public health programs and highlight the daily work of local public health authorities to achieve population health goals. The 2019 Public Health Accountability Metrics Annual Report provides an in-depth look at how Oregon’s public health system is doing today compared to a year ago on key health issues like childhood immunization, tobacco use and prescription opioid mortality, and access to clean drinking water.
The Public Health Modernization Implementation Report provides updates on how eight regional public health partnerships are using funding from the Legislature to develop new approaches to stop the spread of communicable disease and eliminate health disparities
Oregon’s governmental public health system is changing how it prevents disease and protects and promotes health.
A modern public health system ensures critical public health protections are in place for every person in Oregon, that the public health system is prepared and has the right resources to address emerging health threats, and that the public health system is engaged daily to eliminate health disparities.
Public Health Modernization Overview, 2019