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Strategic Plan Cover Page5-Year Strategic Plan (2012-2017)

The 5-Year Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention (HPCDP) Strategic Plan tackles chronic disease prevention with a comprehensive, community-wide approach to help people eat better, move more, live tobacco free, and take care of themselves. This means achieving better health, better care, and lower health care costs for all Oregonians.

PDF DocumentRead the HPCDP Strategic Plan


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Tobacco Prevention and Education: Expanding our Reach for a Healthier Oregon (2013-2015)
More than 85 percent of funding for Oregon’s Tobacco Education and Prevention Program (TPEP) flows directly into communities working to reduce tobacco-related illness and death across the state. Since TPEP launched in 1997, these locally-driven efforts have helped reduce tobacco consumption and youth smoking in Oregon by more than 50 percent — saving lives and saving money.
 
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The tobacco industry spends $137 million per year to reach every community in Oregon to promote and sell its products. In Oregon, children and adults are bombarded with messages pushing them to smoke cigarettes or chew tobacco. Portland is being used as a test market smokeless tobacco products and other forms of tobacco, such as hookahs. 

Oregon's Tobacco Prevention and Education Program funds local tobacco control programs to engage Oregonians in their homes, workplaces, schools, and other public places. These programs are found at county health departments, tribes, schools, and community-based organizations throughout Oregon. They counter tobacco marketing where it matters the most — in the places where people work, play, learn and live. 

Oregon’s Tobacco Prevention and Education Program works with diverse partners statewide to:

  • Promote smoke-free environments and communities.
  • Reduce the influence of tobacco product marketing.
  • Encourage tobacco users to quit.

These programs engage communities and challenge them to become healthier by preventing tobacco use, and they have seen real results from their efforts. Local programs statewide are critical to turning the tide of death and disability from tobacco use in Oregon.

This site will give you more information on tobacco education and prevention in Oregon.

Find out what's new in the Oregon Tobacco Prevention and Education Program.