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About the Oregon Public Health Division
Where we live, work, play and learn matters to our health. Learn about the Public Health Division's plan for ensuring the lifelong health of all people in Oregon.

Vision: Lifelong health for all people in Oregon

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

Goals: Five-year goals and priorities 

Values: Service excellence | Leadership | Integrity | Health equity | Partnership

Strategic planning overview

Download our vision, mission 
values and goals (pdf)


Service Excellence

  • Understanding and responding to Oregon's public health needs and the people we serve
  • Pursuing our commitment to innovation and science-based best practices
  • Fostering a culture of continuous quality improvement




  • Building agency-wide and community-wide opportunities for collaboration
  • Fulfilling an innovative vision of public health service
  • Championing public health expertise and best practices
  • Creating opportunities for individual development and leadership
  • Adhering to public health principles and standards




  • Working honestly and ethically in our obligation to fulfill our public health mission
  • Ensuring responsible stewardship of public health resources



Health Equity

  • Eliminating health disparities and working to attain the highest level of health for all people
  • Ensuring the quality, affordability and accessibility of health services for all Oregonians
  • Engaging underrepresented populations in the public health system through culturally specific and culturally competent approaches
  • Integrating social justice, social determinants of health, vulnerable populations, diversity and community
  • Protecting all individuals and communities in Oregon against the spread of disease, injuries and environmental hazards




  • Working with stakeholders and communities to protect and promote the health of all Oregonians
  • Seeking, listening to and respecting internal and external ideas and opinions
  • Optimizing resources and leadership
  • Achieving public health goals in collaboration with our partners
  • Exploring and defining the roles and responsibilities of public health staff and partners


Oregon's Public Health System

The Oregon public health system comprises federal, state and local agencies, private organizations and other diverse partners working together to protect and promote the health of Oregonians. Oregon needs a strong public health system to achieve better health outcomes at lower costs and to transform health care delivery. Public health plays an important role in Oregon's health system transformation and Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs).