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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
2014 Community Engagement Sessions

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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 of all people in 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.

Download Oregon's Healthy Future: A Plan for Empowering Communities

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 held community engagement sessions across the state from May to August in 2014 and will be further revising the document based on this outreach.


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.

2014 Community Engagement Sessions

To facilitate an update to Oregon’s Healthy Future that reflects the needs of key partners and communities throughout the state, the Public Health Division (PHD) held community engagement sessions across Oregon from May to August 2014. These meetings involved community advisory councils, county health departments, schools of public health, non-profit partners, CCOs, and other partners. Oregon's Healthy Future will be updated based on feedback from these sessions.

Session goals
  • Engage Oregonians by asking for their input on the SHIP
  • Identify gaps and unmet community needs in the current SHIP
  • Understand how the SHIP aligns with community health improvement plans (CHIPs)
  • Coordinate overlapping efforts by leveraging resources on shared strategies
  • Determine where PHD can provide support on non-shared strategies
  • Frame next steps for SHIP implementation


SHIP Overview

Health Status of Oregonians: Data for Policy and Planning

Leading Population Health Issues in Oregon

Sessions were held at the following locations:
  • Deschutes County, May 22, 2014
  • Lane County, May 29, 2014
  • Multnomah County, June 2, 2014
  • Washington County, June 30, 2014
  • Lincoln County, July 9, 2014
  • Umatilla County, July 22, 2014
  • Jackson County, August 11, 2014 

Contact for more information

Renee Hackenmiller-Paradis