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public health modernization

Eighty percent of what shapes our health happens outside the doctor’s office. In order to support the health of all people in Oregon where they live, work, learn and play, we need to upgrade our public health system.

Public health modernization will ensure basic public protections critical to the health of all in Oregon and future generations – these include protection from communicable disease and environmental risks, health promotion, prevention of diseases and injury, and responding to new health threats.

In July 2015, the Oregon legislature passed House Bill 3100; this bill implements the recommendations made by the Task Force on the Future of Public Health Services in the September 2014 report titled, "Modernizing Oregon’s Public Health System" (below). House Bill 3100 sets forth a path to modernize Oregon’s public health system so that it can more proactively meet the needs of Oregonians.

Modernization materials and resources
Key documents


Overview: Modernization of Oregon's Public Health System​

Public Health Modernization Manual, July 2016​

Assessment Fact Sheet​

Report to Legislative Fiscal Office​

Statewide Public Health Modernization Plan - December 2016

Statewide Modernization Plan Fact Sheet

Frequently Asked Questions

PHNCI Oregon Story

 Watch a recording of the Modernization webinar for Community Advisory Councils April 2017 

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Modernization benefits

The Health and Economic Benefits of Public Health Modernization in Oregon, September 2016

Legislative briefing on Public Health Modernization, July 6, 2016

Watch a recording of the briefing


Presentation Slides​

Public Health Modernization Assessment Report

Full Assessment Report, June 2016​

Executive Summary​

Summary Report

Case Studies

 The Road Ahead: Rural Health in Oregon website

Communicable Disease

Emergency Preparedness

Environmental Public Health



Task Force Report

Modernizing Oregon's Public Health System, September 2014

Executive Summary

What is happening now to modernize Oregon’s public health system?

Modernization timeline June 2013-December 2016

National Resources
Foundational Public Health Services
Aligning National Public Health Initiative

Task Force

View archived information from the Task Force on the Future of Public Health Services.​​​​​​​​​​​