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Oregon's Healthy Future: A Plan for Empowering Communities
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About Oregon's Healthy Future 
Frequently Asked Questions
Listening Sessions
Advisory Group



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Where we live, work, play and learn matters to our health. Our environments determine whether we have access to healthy options, as well as services that allow us to maintain our health and stay safe.

Oregon's Healthy Future is Oregon's plan for ensuring the lifelong health for all people of Oregon, regardless of where they live, and no matter their income, their education, their race or their ethnicity. The plan focuses on helping communities and individuals, in collaboration with local public health departments and other community partners, make policy, systems and environmental improvements that put healthy options and health-promoting services within reach for everyone in Oregon.

Through Oregon's Healthy Future, the Oregon Public Health Division and its partners are working to promote health and prevent the leading causes of death, disease and injury in Oregon by reducing tobacco use, obesity, and substance abuse, and improving health equity, and oral and behavioral health.

Future Updates
We appreciate the feedback we have received on Oregon’s Healthy Future and the work of all involved in helping to shape the current document. After reviewing submitted comments, we recognize that the current version needs to be updated. We plan on doing additional community engagement and will be further revising the document based on this outreach. We will post information here as we move forward.

 


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the statewide health improvement plan (SHIP)?

Oregon’s Healthy Future: A Plan for Empowering Communities, or SHIP, used the data in the State Health Profile to build a set of priorities for improved health in our state. The Public Health Division will be one partner in a community effort to mobilize around five priorities: health equity, tobacco, obesity, oral health, and substance abuse and behavioral health. By working together, we believe we can make a difference for Oregon.

Wait, I thought we already did this. What’s the 2010 Oregon Health Improvement Plan?

In 2009, Oregon Health Authority was required by statue to develop a health improvement plan, resulting in the 2010 Oregon Health Improvement Plan. The plan was developed by a 26-member committee appointed by the Oregon Health Policy Board, with input from hundreds of Oregonians. The 2010 Oregon Health Improvement Plan analyzed how chronic diseases affect Oregonians, and provided critical data, priorities, and strategies. These were instrumental to informing the new SHIP Advisory Group’s recommendations for Oregon’s Healthy Future.


Listening Sessions

Date & Location Materials
June 26, 2012
Portland

Agenda 
Minutes 
Presentation 

July 16, 2012
La Grande

Agenda 
Minutes 
Presentation 

 


Advisory Group

Advisory Group Roster

Date  & Location Materials
July 27, 2012
Portland State Office Building, 1E 

Agenda 
Minutes 

August 10, 2012 
Portland State Office Building, 1E 

Agenda 
Minutes 

August 23, 2012
Portland State Office Building, 1B 

Agenda 
Minutes 
Presentation 

September 12, 2012
Left Bank Building, Suite 201 

Minutes

September 19, 2012
Portland State Office Building, 1C 

Minutes 
Presentation 

Health Equity Advisory Group
November 27, 2012
Portland State Office Building, 612 

Minutes

Health Equity Advisory Group
December 12, 2012
Portland State Office Building, 1C

Minutes

Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Advisory Group
December 19, 2012
Left Bank Building, Suite 201

Minutes

Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Advisory Group
January 22, 2013
Left Bank Building, Suite 116

Minutes