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Public Health Modernization

An Equity-Centered Public Health System for a Modern, Changing World

All people in Oregon deserve to live in a state where they can have the best chance at health. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted major gaps in our public health system which showed us that new, complex health threats do not impact all Oregonians equally. It is unjust that rural communities, communities of color, tribal communities, disability communities, communities with lower income and other underserved communities experience worse effects of health problems. One key solution to this problem is to create an equity-centered public health system through public health modernization. 

A Modern Public Health System for Oregon

A Modern Public Health System for Oregon (español)

CBO Public Health Equity Program

Public Health Survey Modernization Community Reports

2021-23 Public Health Modernization Evaluation Report | Recording


Priorities for 2023-2025
Public Health Modernization $50 million Policy Package for 2023-25 (February 2023)

Priorities and investments for 2021-2023
Public Health Modernization Investments and Impacts, 2021-23
Public Health Modernization Overview 2021-23 (January 2023)

Local Public Health Authority Public Health Modernization: 2021-23 Themes and Accomplishments (February 2023)

Public Health Modernization Overview for Environmental Health (January 2021)


Public Health Modernization Grant Awards for 2021-2023 & 2023-2025
Click on the link below to access an online dashboard containing public health modernization grant award amounts to local public health authorities, tribes and tribe-serving organizations, and community-based organizations in 2021-2023 and 2023-2025.

Modernization wheel graphic 



Partner Stories/Historias de Socios

Learn how partners are working together to serve their communities through public health modernization. Conozca cómo nuestros socios trabajan juntos para servir a sus comunidades a través de la modernización de la salud pública.

Local Public Health Authority Priorities and Key Activities

The following descriptions of public health modernization investments have been provided by each LPHA.

Join Us! Public Health Modernization: Together Toward Healthy Communities  

Modernization chats are held the first Thursday of each month from 11-12

Upcoming meeting dates: 
  • July 2023 - No Meeting. Public Health Modernization: Together Toward Healthy Communities is taking a break for July. See you in August!
  • August 3, 2023 – Register for the meeting here
View recordings of previous chats:


Public Health Modernization Resources

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.

Modernization Assessment Report

Modernization Plan

Related documents

Task Force Report


National Resources

Foundational Public Health Services

Aligning National Public Health Initiative