What is public health modernization?

It is a process to ensure that public health services are community-centered, equitable, accessible and affordable. Our goal is to protect the health and well-being of every person in Hood River County. 

To do this, we identify, plan for and prevent 

  • Communicable diseases like sexually transmitted diseases and measles
  • Environmental health threats like drinking water contamination and food-borne illnesses
  • Health disparities like access to healthcare and healthy food

Two specific focus areas for this work include: 

  • Lessening the health impacts of climate change in our community
  • Advancing health equity for all communities we serve

To learn more, please visit Oregon Health Authority’s Public Health Modernization website