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Goals and Priorities
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The goals and priorities listed here were identified in the fall of 2011 during a strategic planning process that included a Public Health Division staff survey, retreats, workgroups and conversations with stakeholders.

Vision: Lifelong health for all people in Oregon

Mission: Promoting health and preventing the leading causes of death, disease and injury in Oregon


Our Five-Year Goals 

1. Make Oregon one of the healthiest states


  • Preventing tobacco use | Fact sheet (pdf)
  • Decreasing obesity/overweight | Fact sheet (pdf)
  • Reducing suicide | Fact sheet (pdf)
  • Preventing or reducing heart disease and stroke, and increase survivability | Fact sheet (pdf)
  • Preventing family violence | Fact sheet (pdf)
  • Increasing community resilience to emergencies | Fact sheet (pdf)

  • 2. Make Oregon's public health system into a national model of excellence


  • Transforming the public health system through public health accreditation | Fact sheet (pdf)
  • Supporting CCOs in achieving community health goals | Fact sheet (pdf)
  • Increasing the use of health impact assessments as a tool in communities | Fact sheet (pdf)
  • Establishing mechanisms that ensure health in all policies | Fact sheet (pdf)
  • Maintaining excellence in epidemiology and surveillance | Fact sheet (pdf)

  • To turn our priorities into action we will:

    • Work with partners to set a 3-5 year outcome target for each priority area
    • Identify the initiatives needed to achieve these outcomes
    • Identify resources and take action
    • Continuously measure progress and course correct, and identify new priorities