The Public Health Division honors all Oregonian volunteers during National Volunteer Week.
Thank you for your service and dedication to helping Oregon to be a healthier and happier place for all of us to live and play.
Oregonian volunteers provide critical support in our communities, whether helping to clean up litter in your neighborhood park, providing transportation assistance for seniors to get to medical appointments, or conducting research on critical public health issues.
Volunteers help us with current needs and future prospects.
They provide inspiration
They make a difference.
Volunteers within the Public Health Division share their time and talent to serve Oregon’s communities and support our public health mission of a healthy Oregon.
AmeriCorps VISTA Partnership Program
Through our AmeriCorps VISTA program, 25 new public health professionals are serving full time in health departments and nonprofit organizations around the state. They facilitate community partnerships, support outreach, coordinate agency accreditation, and lead many other initiatives that build the capacity of their communities to fight poverty through public health programs.
More than 2,500 licensed healthcare providers are registered volunteers for disasters and public health emergencies as part of the State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Oregon (SERV-OR), a statewide network of state and local programs that verifies the identity, licenses, and credentials of health professionals before an emergency happens.
School-based Dental Sealant Program
Twenty-one volunteers support the Oregon School-based Dental Sealant Program as dental assistants, working to reduce tooth decay among school aged children and helping us to surpass the Healthy People 2020 target for dental sealants for 6 to 9-year-olds.
More than 30 volunteers work directly with Public Health Division programs. In every center, these individuals help us conduct crucial work in order to achieve our goals and provide excellent service to Oregonians.
Learn more about these programs:
Oregon School-based Dental Sealant Program