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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 (PHD) improves lifelong health for all Oregonians by promoting health and preventing the leading causes of death, disease and injury in the state. The division’s primary responsibilities are to assess the public’s health through data collection and to then use 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 facilities and licensing, environmental health regulation, public health emergency preparedness, epidemiological outbreak investigations and the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory.


PHD works with many partners, including local health departments, community organizations, health care providers and coordinated care organizations. The Public Health Advisory Board and other advisory committees provide overall guidance to the division. The division comprises about 120 programs with about 750 employees and is headquartered in Portland.

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 930, Portland 97232
Telephone: 971-673-1222
Fax: 971-673-1299
General Email: health.webmaster@state.or.us
Contact: Lillian Shirley, Public Health Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Brittany Sande
Records Officer Email: Mellony Bernal
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps


Legal and Legislative Information

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


Records, Publications and General Information

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