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The State Office Building in Portland houses the central offices of the Public Health Division. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The State Office Building in Portland houses the central offices of the Public Health Division. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The Public Health Division improves lifelong health for all Oregonians by promoting health and preventing the leading causes of death, disease and injury in the state. The division assesses the public’s health through data collection and uses that information to develop policies and programs that support improved health outcomes for all Oregonians. The division oversees health promotion and prevention activities, health care facility licensing, environmental health regulation, public health emergency preparedness, epidemiological outbreak investigations and the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory.


The division works with local health departments, tribes, community organizations, health care providers, coordinated care organizations and other partners. The Public Health Advisory Board and other advisory committees provide guidance to the division.


Contact Information

Mailing Address: 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 930, Portland 97232
Telephone: 971-673-1222
Fax: 971-673-1299
General Email:
Contact: Lillian Shirley, Public Health Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Brittany Hall
Records Officer Email: Catherine Moyer
Staff Directory from
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps

Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapters 97, 431-475, 624

Budget Analysis (PDF) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu

Records, Publications and General Information

Agency History (PDF) - a detailed history of the agency
Records Retention Schedule (PDF) - a list of the public records kept at the agency

State Archives Holdings - a select list of the agency's records available for research at the State Archives
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog