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.
2014 Place Matters Conference
November 19 - 21, Portland, Oregon
The Public Health Division and partners invite you to join this health promotion and chronic disease prevention conference. Please join colleagues and partners to be inspired, motivated and challenged by more than 40 presenters and hundreds of participants. The conference brings together state and local organizations that are working together to make healthy communities. The 2014 conference features a new social media component to stay connected before, during and after the conference.