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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 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.

Public Health Modernization Resources

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Modernization Manual

Public Heath Modernization Evaluation

Public Health Modernization Administrative Rules

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.

Regional Partnerships

Resources for 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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