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Public Health Modernization

Public Health Resilience, Response and Recovery

Complex public health problems require a nimble, community-based and equity-centered public health system.

People in Oregon deserve a public health system that identifies, plans for and prevents communicable and environmental threats. Building upon public health improvements to date, Oregon has the opportunity to ensure all people and communities thrive with optimal physical, mental and social well-being and have access to quality, affordable health care through public health modernization.

 Public Health Modernization Overview (January 2021)

 Public Health Modernization Overview for Environmental Health (January 2021)

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Join Us! Public Health Modernization: Together Toward Healthy Commmunities

Join OHA Public Health Division and community-based organization, Tribal and local public health leaders and staff for monthly opportunities to come together to talk about public health in Oregon and our shared vision for what we are building together as a public health system. These monthly opportunities will be an informal way to connect as individuals, organizations and communities, and to create our vision for equity in Oregon’s public health system. 

Modernization Chats are held the last Thursday of each month from 11:00-12:00. 

Upcoming meeting dates: 
  • November 17, 2021 - Community-based organizations
  • December 16, 2021 - To be determined
  • January 27, 2022 - Substance and overdose prevention

Register in advance for this meeting. Closed captioning is available.

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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