Chronic diseases are those conditions that can be managed but not cured. Chronic diseases, including cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung disease, diabetes, arthritis, dental disease and HIV, are major causes of disability and death for Oregonians.
Combined - heart disease, stroke, cancers, diabetes and chronic lower respiratory diseases account for more than three of five deaths in Oregon each year. For Oregon, as a whole, 61 percent of adults have at least one of the following chronic conditions: arthritis, asthma, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or stroke. And a startling 89 percent of Oregon adults have at least one of these risk factors: current smoker, overweight or obese, physically inactive or consume too few fruits and vegetables.
From this page you can learn more about chronic conditions in Oregon and gain access to public health programs that deal with prevention, management, data and statistics of these chronic diseases.
Registration is now open!
2014 Place Matters: Working together to create healthy communities
November 19 - 21, 2014
We are pleased to invite you to the 2014 conference! Place Matters is Oregon's health promotion and chronic disease prevention conference sponsored by the Oregon Health Authority, Center for Prevention and Health Promotion, Public Health Division. Click here to view the agenda and registration information. The registration fee is $50, $25 for students and seniors. Registration fee scholarships are considered. New this year is the social media component - connect before, during and after the conference. We look forward to seeing you there. Please help us spread the word!