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The Oregon Arthritis Program goal is to reduce the impact of arthritis in Oregon through a public health approach, working in collaboration with partners in the public and private sectors.  The Arthritis Program worked closely with the Arthritis Network (formerly known as the Arthritis Coalition) to craft a statewide Action Plan that can be used as a template for future planning.  The plan's goal is to expand awareness, education and resources to everyone in Oregon and touch as many people's lives as possible. 


The Oregon Asthma Program's vision is to improve the quality of life for Oregonians with asthma so that all people in Oregon live, work, play, and learn in communities that support health and optimal quality of life.

Our mission is to adance policies, environments, and systems that promote health and prevent and manage asthma and other chronic diseases.

Comprehensive Cancer Control 

This program assesses the burden of cancer in Oregon and works with partners to develop statewide goals, objectives and strategies to reduce the incidence and mortality due to cancer. The Oregon Partnership for Cancer Control has been formed to develop and implement a statewide comprehensive cancer control plan for Oregon. The plan addresses the full cancer continuum, from prevention and early detection, through treatment, rehabilitation and palliative services.


The Oregon Diabetes Program goal is to reduce the burden of diabetes in Oregon.  We work with partners to create policies and environments where people have easy access to healthy foods and regular physical activity, which can help prevent or delay diabetes.  We work to ensure that people with diabetes are able to manage their condition at home and with their health care providers to prevent complications and improve quality of life.

Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

This program focuses on partnerships and advancing policy to strengthen capacity, evaluate impact, and take actions for a heart-health and stroke-free Oregon.  The HDSP Program works in partnership with public and private sector groups and organizations from health care, work site, and community settings to affect policy and systems level change.  The HDSP Program strives to address all points of opportunity, from prevention of heart disease and stroke in healthy persons to controlling risk factors, treatment of illness, and prevention of recurrence in those who have had an event, as well as, issues related to rehabilitation, long-term, and end-of-life care.

Oregon State Cancer Registry (OSCaR) 

This program collects and analyzes data on newly diagnosed cancer cases across the state. Program goals are to provide data on cancer in Oregon for policy makers and programs to target cancer prevention control efforts, and to collaborate with researchers on cancer causes, treatment and control studies.

Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity 

The Oregon Physical Activity and Nutrition Program teams with two partner organizations to promote daily physical activity and healthy eating for all Oregonians.  the Oregon Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity developed and is currently implementing the statewide physical activity plan.  The Nutrition Council of Oregon developed and is currently implementing the statewide nutrition plan.  Both plans focus on developing communities where the healthy choices are the easy choices.

Tobacco Prevention & Education 

The Tobacco Prevention and Education Program (TPEP) was launched in 1997 with a clear and simple mandate - to reduce tobacco-related illness and death.  Since its inception, TPEP has been a comprehensive program, addressing the issues of tobacco use by working to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke, counter pro-tobacco influences, help people quit, and eliminate health disparities.


Oregon Healthy Worksites 

The Healthy Worksites Initiative supports the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention (HPCDP) framework through a strategic focus on the worksite setting.  Strategies include policy interventions and worksite campaigns to reduce chronic disease risk factors and promote self-management of health issues.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions 

Living Well with Chronic Conditions (The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program) is a six-week workshop that provides tools for living a healthy life with chronic health conditions including: diabetes, arthritis, asthma and heart disease.  Through weekly sessions, the workshop provides support for continuing normal daily activities and dealing with the emotions that chronic conditions may bring about.

Oregon Menu Labeling Act

The purpose of the Oregon Menu Labeling Act is to provide consumers with basic nutrition information about prepared food sold at chain restaurants. Beginning January 1, 2010, restaurants with 15 or more outlets nationwide will provide information regarding the calories, saturated fat, trans fat, carbohydrates and sodium in their menu items upon request.

Smokefree Workplaces 

Since 2002, the Oregon Smokefree Workplace Law has protected employees against the harmful effects of secondhand smoke by making most workplaces smokefree.  In June 2007, the Oregon legislature passed a law making the Oregon Smokefree Workplace Law even stronger.  The new law which took effect January 1, 2009 protects nearly every Oregon employee from the risks of secondhand smoke.