This is Public Health

The opportunity to live a healthy life is a human right. Every Oregonian deserves to live in a safe and healthy place with access to the resources and information they need to actively participate in decisions that affect their wellbeing. Those places are created and protected by public health.

A passion for prevention drives our work. As public health professionals, we educate about nutritious food and physical activity and ensure all Oregonians have access to  healthy options where they live, learn, work and play. We inform them about the dangers of tobacco, alcohol and drugs, and teach them how to improve their children’s health. We advocate for, and help write the policies that make our streets, buildings, parks, schools and neighborhoods safe and active for everyone regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or income status.


COVID-19 Resources

All Oregonians age 12 and older are eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Oregon Health Authority's official COVID-19 Vaccine Website
    • Use this page to find out more about COVID-19 vaccines and how they’re being distributed.
    • Keep up to date on all vaccine information by regularly checking the OHA website or follow them on social media.
The COVID-19 Pandemic is still impacting Oregonians' every day lives and accurate, timely and helpful information is important for both combatting the illness and the spread of misinformation. The Oregon Health Authority has set up a COVID-19 webpage with videos, multiple fact sheets in nine languages, guidance for schools, housing services, local public health authorities and tribes, and more. The American Public Health Association (OPHA is the Oregon Affiliate of APHA) also has created a COVID-19 webpage with many resources and links as has the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Your Local Health Department may also have their own local information.

You Are Not Alone - Web Based Resources

As a way to prevent and address abuse and neglect or other related risks impacting many people during the COVID-19 pandemic, “You Are Not Alone” has been created. The pandemic has caused isolation and other suffering for many people. 

“You Are Not Alone” is a comprehensive campaign highlighting resources for support and assistance as well as abuse reporting information. The resources include contact information to report incidents or to get assistance for issues such as domestic and sexual violence prevention; suicide prevention; mental health; alcohol and drug abuse; help for youth and elders, and financial exploitation. There are flyers, downloadable informational cards, social media resources and printable materials for sharing. The information is available in multiple languages.


COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
All Oregonians age 12 and older are eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Sign up for an appointment: Get Vaccinated Oregon
  • Text ORCOVID to 898211 to get text/SMS updates (English and Spanish only)
  • Email [email protected] (All languages)
  • Call 211 or 1-866-698-6155 from 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily, including holidays. Please be aware that wait times may be long due to high call volumes. There is an option to get a call back rather than wait on hold. (Languages spoken: English and Spanish. Free interpretation available for all other languages.)
      • TTY: Dial 711 and call 1-866-698-6155
  • For Healthcare Providers and Partners
  • Get Vaccinated Oregon: All Oregonians age 12 and older are eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
    • Get Vaccinated Oregon FAQ
  • Vaccine information by county
  • CDC Covid-19 Vaccine page

Congratulations to 2021 Award Winners!

 

OPHA 2021 Association Awards

Lifetime Achievement: Suzie Kuerschner, M.Ed.

Policy Champion: Oregon Recovers, Mike Marshall, Executive Director

Emerging Leader AwardSabrina Garcia, PWS
 
Champion for Healthy Environments Award:  Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon 
 
Health Equity Champion: Jonathan Garcia, PhD
 
Outstanding Student Poster Awards: Mandana Masoumirad, MA  and Satyasandipani Pradhan, MHA