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
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
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
Public Health Modernization Assessment Report
Full Assessment Report, June 2016
The Road Ahead: Rural Health in Oregon website
Environmental Public Health
Task Force Report
Modernizing Oregon's Public Health System, September 2014
What is happening now to modernize Oregon’s public health system?
Foundational Public Health Services
Aligning National Public Health Initiative
View archived information from the Task Force on the Future of Public Health Services.