A variety of organizations work with the Oregon Immunization Program to protect the people of Oregon from vaccine-preventable disease, from assisting with outreach or hosting clinics to providing expert insight on policy.
The Immunization School/Facility Law Advisory Committee advises the Oregon Immunization Program on the laws requiring immunizations to protect children and students attending our schools, children's facilities and colleges/universities against vaccine-preventable diseases. The Committee makes recommendations regarding proposed changes, implementation, and maintenance of immunization statutes and rules.
Immunization Policy Advisory Team (IPAT)
The Oregon Department of Human Services Immunization Policy Advisory Team (IPAT), established in 1999, advises the Oregon Public Health Immunization Program on the development, prioritization and implementation of immunization policy issues. Composed of 18 voting members who are experts in immunization and/or policy fields and non-voting members from the Department of Human Services, IPAT strives to facilitate a sound, collaborative decision-making process around immunization issues facing Oregonians.
Since 1991, Oregon SafeNet, as the State's maternal and child health hotline, has been a vital link for Oregon's families to access health information and services. SafeNet's goals are to improve accessibility to health and social services, advocate for callers in need, and to act as a guide through public health and social service systems statewide. SafeNet is a service of local public health departments and Medicaid to ensure that every Oregonian can find health care.
From simple requests for services to complex concerns, SafeNet will assess a caller's needs and advocate for improved access to health and social services. Their bilingual staff members provide services in English and Spanish, with a phone interpretation service providing access to other languages.
Oregon Partnership to Immunize Children (OPIC)
As Oregon's statewide childhood immunization coalition, OPIC facilitates the collaboration of public and private partners to protect the State's children against vaccine-preventable diseases. Annual activities include a Media/Education Campaign with partner Oregon Safenet, an Awards Luncheon, and issue-oriented Roundtable meetings featuring national, state and local immunization experts.
Oregon Adult Immunization Coalition (OAIC) is a network of professionals, agencies, and community members that come together to collaborate and share evidence-based immunization practices. The Coalition strives to advise policy, advocate for safe use of vaccines, and represent the needs of Oregon public health providers statewide.
OAIC projects range from policy impact to direct support of community services. Supporters of the Coalition come from many backgrounds to support public health and evidence-based use of vaccines to protect Oregon adults. This cooperation adds strength to communities and builds a stronger Oregon for everyone.
ALERT IIS Advisory Committee
This committee provides policy input for the immunization registry.
Division of Medical Assistance Programs (DMAP)
This division oversees the Oregon Health Plan, which is a public and private partnership that ensures universal access to a basic level of health care for Oregonians. The division also includes provisions for oversight, research and analysis to achieve the best use of health-care funding.