Douglas Public Health Network was begun in 2015 to participate in a new way to provide public health services in Douglas County.
Several local not for profit agencies came together to form a new not for profit organization (501(c)3 application approved).
In December 2015, DPHN signed a contract with Douglas County to provide communicable disease and emergency preparedness services.
Other community partners providing services include:
Umpqua Community Action Network (UCAN) will provide WIC services and nurse visiting services.
Umpqua Community Health Center (UCHC) will provide immunization services, women’s’ health, family planning and sexually transmitted disease (STD) and HIV services.
ADAPT will provide tobacco prevention services and healthy communities programs
Lower Umpqua Hospital will provide immunization and family planning services.
Greg Brigham, CEO ADAPT, Board chair
Cindy Shirtcliff, Advantage Dental
Tim Freeman, Douglas County Commissioner
Dona Weissenfels, Umpqua Community Health Center
Mike Fieldman UCAN
Executive Director, Bob Dannenhoffer, MD
Assistant Executive Director & Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Teresa Mutschler
Communicable Disease Officer/Epidemiologist, Louai Merhi
Program Specialist, Christin Depner
Program Specialist, Peggy Madison
Accounting Manager, Julie Deger
Public Health Generalist & Records, Mark Stout
The mission of DPHN is to engage the public, community organizations and all levels
of government to improve the health and readiness of the people of Douglas County
A healthy and prepared Douglas County as shown by:
Immunization rates among the best in Oregon.
Healthy behaviors (regular exercise, healthy eating) at rates above those of similar counties.
Unhealthy behaviors (smoking, binge drinking) at rates below those of similar counties.
All children adequately nourished
All high risk children offered home visiting