Public Health Modernization


Public Health Modernization is a program funded by the State of Oregon Health Authority through the Public Health Division.  The complex public health problems that our communities are experiencing now require a nimble, community-based and equity-centered public health system. People in Oregon deserve a public health system that identifies, plans for and prevents communicable and environmental threats such as extreme weather events. Building upon public health improvements to date, Oregon has the opportunity to ensure all people and communities thrive with optimal physical, mental and social well-being and have access to quality, affordable health care through public health modernization. More information about the legislative funding for Public Health Modernization is available at the Oregon Health Authority page here.

Public Health Modernization works to ensure public protections critical to the health of all in Oregon and future generations. These include efforts to promote health, prevention of diseases, responding to new health threats and working to make air, water and food safe.  

Public Health Modernization activities at DPHN fall into 4 general categories. 

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