Working to Keep Oregonians Healthy
Disease prevention and control is a cooperative effort involving health care providers, local and state health department personnel and members of the community. Oregon Public Health Division programs work to prevent the emergence and spread of communicable diseases. This includes collecting and analyzing disease reports, studying risk factors, protecting exposed individuals and families, developing guidelines for disease prevention and control, and planning and responding to public health emergencies involving communicable diseases. Protecting the population from communicable diseases is one of seven priority areas from
Oregon's State Health Improvement Plan.
Hepatitis C Testing
Oregon has the fourth highest prevalence of hepatitis C in the U.S. and the second highest rate of hepatitis C-related mortality.
CDC now recommends one-time hepatitis C testing of all adults and all pregnant people during every pregnancy. Find out more about prevention, testing, and treatment of hepatitis C on CDC's new
"Know More About Hepatitis" resource page for providers.
OR Epi 2021 (April 21-23) CANCELLED
The 38th Annual Oregon Epidemiologists' Meeting (OR Epi 2021) is cancelled.
While 2021 conference is cancelled, you can find out about past conferences here: OR Epi Conference