Good health is more than just treating illnesses. Many of the leading causes of death and disability in Oregon can be prevented or treated successfully if caught early enough.
The Oregon Public Health Division provides programs, statistics, policy development and other services to build healthy communities and educate Oregonians about preventing chronic diseases, the importance of health screenings, and self-managing illnesses. These are critical to meeting Oregon Public Health’s goal of promoting prevention and wellness throughout our communities.
You can achieve good health through many preventive measures, such as maintaining a healthy weight, eating right, and taking steps to prevent disease by quitting smoking, getting vaccinated and maintaining good oral health.