historyDouglas 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.

BOARD-OF-DIRECTORSGreg Brigham, CEO ADAPT, Board chair

Cindy Shirtcliff, Advantage Dental

Tim Freeman, Douglas County Commissioner

Dona Weissenfels, Umpqua Community Health Center

Mike Fieldman, Umpqua Community Action Network

STAFFExecutive Director, MD, Bob Dannenhoffer

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

Program Coordinator (Modernization Program), Brian Mahoney

Epidemiologist (Modernization Program), Bailey Burkhalter

MISSIONThe 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

VISIONA healthy and prepared Douglas County as shown by:

Immunization rates among the best in Oregon.

Emergency Preparedness

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

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