The function of public health is to protect and promote the conditions in which all people can be healthy. This includes ensuring children receive a strong start through maternal care, nutrition, and family planning. It also encompasses identifying and tracking disease, protecting food and water supplies, educating the public about health issues, and preparing for and responding to disease outbreaks and disasters.
24/7 public health emergency reporting: 541-425-7545
Notifiable/reportable conditions contact: (phone) 541-425-7545, (fax) 541-425-5557
Public Health Functions