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Prevention and Wellness
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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.


The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year. Flu.oregon.gov offers a flu vaccine finder, tips for staying healthy, and information for healthcare providers.
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Where we live, work, play and learn influences our physical and mental health. Communities that support people in making healthy choices help prevent chronic diseases and the resulting complications.
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Promoting programs that help Oregonians prevent violence, injury and suicide.
Marijuana and your health
The Oregon Health Authority's Public Health Division is working to educate the public about marijuana use and minimize public health risks from marijuana.
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Achieving lifelong health includes good nutrition and active living to maintain a healthy weight and prevent chronic disease
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A healthy mouth is an important part of overall health. Good oral health starts with your child's baby teeth. If baby teeth are kept cavity-free, adult teeth are more likely to be cavity-free.
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Oregon offers a variety of self-management programs to promote taking control of your life and living healthier.
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​Reducing harms associated with substance use is a priority for the Oregon Health Authority and partners across Oregon.
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Learn about our work to prevent and reduce tobacco use, promote smoke-free environments, and help tobacco users to quit.
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Information about getting immunized, school requirements, resources for health care providers, and immunization data for Oregon.