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.
Save the Date - Place Matters:
Working together to create healthy communities, November 19 - 21, 2014
We are pleased to share the Save the Date flyer for the conference to be held November 19-21, 2014 in Portland. It is Oregon's health promotion and chronic disease prevention conference sponsored by the Oregon Health Authority, Center for Prevention and Health Promotion. Watch for the agenda and registration link on this page this summer. The registration fee is expected to be $50, and $25 for students and seniors.
Please share this link and flyer widely with colleagues and community partners who may be interested in the conference. This is a perfect opportunity to connect with partners on inspiring and exciting information about making a difference in health promotion and chronic diseases in Oregon communities. Mark your calendar now and bookmark this page for the conference registration this summer.