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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.

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RSV, a common respiratory virus that can cause complications in young children and older adults, is spreading in Oregon. Governor Brown has declared a public health emergency to allow hospitals to increase staffing to respond to the virus. Find out how to prevent and treat RSV at the CDC website.

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

Washington County awards $2M to hire community health workers and improve COVID-19 health literacy

The $2M in grants will be split among 12 community organizations, most that primarily serve the Latinx community. The organizations are using the money to hire and pay a living wage to at least 12 new promotores de salud, the Spanish term for community he

El Condado de Washington otorga $2 millones en subvenciones para contratar promotores de salud comunitarios y avanzar en la alfabetización en salud

El Condado de Washington ha otorgado un total de $2 millones en subvenciones a repartirse entre 12 organizaciones que dan servicios a la comunidad latina. Las organizaciones están usando los fondos para contratar y pagar un salario digno a por lo menos 12