Local health departments play a vital role in protecting the health of Oregon's citizens.
Public health services are carried out through a collaborative system of federal, state and local agencies, private organizations and communities. The Public Health Department works closely with local health departments who assist in disease investigation and reports. Public health touches every person, every day, and helps Oregon communities create healthy environments so those who live there can be well.
- Disease Outbreak and Investigation
Some tools for local health departments including: disease reporting and investigation, rabies and animal bite investigation, ordering immune globulin, specimen collection and other state protocols. Check out our new video on interviewing techniques during an outbreak.
- Disease Control and Prevention
Quick access to Acute and Communicable Disease program resources for local health departments.
- Long-term Care Facilities
Information on disease reporting, outbreak investigation, infection control and management of antimicrobial-resistant micro-organisms.
- Courses for Communicable Disease (CD) Nurses
Courses available on communicable disease investigation and control. One for CD nurses on basic epidemiology, infectious disease agents and transmission characteristics. The other on how to conduct an outbreak investigation in Oregon.