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Public Health Modernization

Upgrading Oregon's Public Health System

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. Read the 2019 Public Health Modernization Overview to learn more.

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Oregon counties, tribes and community partners are using a 2019 legislative investment to continue modernizing the state's public health system, including expanding interventions to prevent and respond to infectious disease threats. The Oregon Legislature’s 2019 allocation for public health modernization, the initiative launched seven years ago to upgrade the state’s governmental public health system, provides an investment of $15.6 million for the 2019-2021 biennium.

Public Health Modernization Resources

Please contact publichealth.policy@state.or.us if you have any problems opening these links. All documents are in PDF format.

Modernization Manual

Public Heath Modernization Evaluation

Accountability Metrics

Oregon’s Public Health Advisory Board (PHAB) has established a set of accountability metrics to track progress towards the modernization of Oregon’s public health system.

Local Public Health Authorities and Regional Partnerships

Modernization Assessment Report

Modernization Plan

Case Studies

Stories from the Field

Related documents

Guiding Principles for Collaboration

Task Force Report


National Resources

Foundational Public Health Services

Aligning National Public Health Initiative

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