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NWCPHP works with public health colleagues in Oregon to design and implement training activities, workforce development strategies, and public health education and training.

NWCPHP works actively with public health colleagues in Oregon to design and implement specific training activities, assist in the development of a statewide workforce development strategy, and support efforts to build greater capacity for public health education and training.

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About Oregon's Public Health System

The Oregon Health Division, part of the Department of Human Services, provides resources, technical assistance, and consultation in a wide variety of areas, including medical, epidemiological, and technical support.

Local governments directly operate the 33 county public health departments and one multi-county health department, with or without a local board of health. In three counties, the local government contracts with private health clinics to perform public health clinical services. One county has no health department.

The Oregon Master of Public Health program is one of four public health programs accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) in our six state region, offering Master of Public Health degrees and training to current public health workers.

The total population in Oregon is about 3.9 million people. Portland is the largest city with nearly 500,000 people. About 19,000 American Indians/Alaska Natives are registered in the state’s 11 tribal nations. As in Washington, the state is divided by the Cascade mountain range into two distinct geographic and cultural entities, creating unique challenges in planning for and implementing public health programs.