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Public Health
 

Douglas County Public Health is responsible for planning and leadership in assessing the public health needs of Douglas County residents and developing, implementing, and monitoring preventive health programs designed to meet those needs.

 
Our Core Responsibilities

Public Health is guided by local, state and national standards for developing and applying disease prevention, environmental health, and health promotion and disease prevention to protect the health of residents and visitors of Douglas County.  Douglas County Public Health is charged by the Oregon Legislature (ORS 431.345) to provide for the following to protect the health of the public:

  • Control of preventable diseases and conditions.  Communicable Disease Investigations, Tuberculosis Case Management, and Tobacco Prevention and Education

  • Parent and Child Health.  Immunizations, Maternal Child Health Services, Nurse Home Visiting, Family Planning, and Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Services (WIC)

  • Environmental Health

  • Collection & Reporting of Health Statistics

  • Health Information & Referral Services

Standards for Public Health in Oregon provide a common, consistent and accountable approach to assuring that basic health protection is in place.  Standards are established to:

  • Prevent epidemics and the spread of disease

  • Protect against environmental hazards

  • Prevent injuries

  • Promote and encourages healthy behaviors

  • Respond to disasters and communities in the recovery phase

  • Assure the quality and accessibility of health services


Public Health Programs
 
   
How to Reach Us
 

Public Health
621 W Madrone
Roseburg, OR 97470
Phone: 541-440-3571
Toll Free: 800-234-0985
Fax: 541-957-3704
TTY: 541-440-3548

 

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"Health care matters to all of us some of the time, public health matters to all of us all of the time."         

C. Everett Koop

 

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