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Public Health

We work in partnership with our community to improve and protect the public's health and achieve health equity through prevention, regulation and education.
Washington County Public Health is nationally accredited by PHAB.

24/7 Contact: To report a public health emergency, call 503-846-3594.

Public health works to protect individuals and communities against the spread of disease, injuries and environmental hazards while promoting and encouraging healthier lifestyles.

Mission: Washington County Public Health works in partnership with our community to improve and protect the public's health and achieve health equity through prevention, regulation and education.

Vision: Healthy People, Thriving Communities

Our primary programs:

Washington County Public Health Advisory Council (PHAC) is appointed by the Washington County Board of Commissioners to advise the Board of Commissioners in its role as the Board of Health for Washington County. The Washington County Public Health Advisory Council makes recommendations to the board and the Public Health division manager on matters relating to public health.

News

Los participantes actuales y nuevos de WIC recibirán beneficios adicionales para comprar frutas y verduras hasta marzo del 2022

El programa de Washington County Women, Infants & Children alienta a todas las familias elegibles a inscribirse en WIC para recibir asistencia nutricional. A partir de ahora y hasta Marzo del 2022, los participantes continuarán obteniendo un aumento temporal en su beneficio de frutas y verduras.

Current and new WIC participants will receive extra fruit and vegetable benefits through March 2022

Washington County Women, Infants & Children (WIC) encourages all eligible families to sign up for WIC to receive nutrition assistance including electronic monthly benefits that can be used to purchase healthy food. Now through March 2022, participants will continue to get a temporary increase in their monthly fruit and vegetable benefit.