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Evaluation and Research


Public health evaluation and research means developing and implementing population-based, practice-based research and evaluation of policies, programs, and outcomes to assure that efficient and effective public health interventions are initiated and based on evidence.

Research helps us monitor the health status of residents to identify emerging trends, provide research databases, interpret data to inform the public, and disseminate health information about at-risk groups, communities, and the state's population. These efforts help us allocate resources, mobilize support and facilitate program management to achieve measurable health outcomes.

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Death with Dignity Act

The Oregon Death with Dignity Act requires the Oregon Health Authority to collect information about the patients and physicians who participate in the Act, and publish an annual statistical report.

Health Effects of Cannabis

Oregon Public Health is working to minimize negative public health impacts from cannabis use.

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Program Design and Evaluation Services (PDES)

PDES provides evaluation support to county and state programs, initiates and conducts applied research studies, and contracts with organizations across the country to improve community health, shape public policy, and reduce health disparities.

Health Behavior Surveys

PDES conducts two health behavior surveys for youth (Oregon Healthy Teens) and adults (Behavioral Risk Survey / BRFSS).

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Public Health Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The Public Health Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews research studies to ensure that the rights and well being of people who are subjects in research are protected.

State Health Profile

Oregon's State Health Profile includes a broad set of indicators that offer a snapshot of the health of Oregonians.

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