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Prevention and Wellness
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Everyone visiting, working at and doing business on state of Oregon properties should be able to breathe clean, smoke-free air. Learn about Governor Kitzhaber's Tobacco-Free State Properties Initiative.

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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.


This is a central resource for everyone involved in preventing the flu, from individuals and families to businesses and health care providers.
Creating healthy communities in Oregon through policy and partnerships.
Good nutrition can help prevent disease and promote health
Promoting healthy weights for Oregonians
Children's Dental Health Month in February
Daily physical activity is not only fun, but one of the most important things you can do for your physical and mental health
Promoting programs that help Oregonians prevent violence, injury, suicide, HIV infection, STDs and antibiotic resistance
Oregon offers a variety of self-management programs to promote taking control of your life and living healthier.
Information on tobacco education and prevention in Oregon
Information about vaccinations and links to data and resources for health care providers