State health assessment community meeting in Madras

SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division is holding community meetings to get input on the state health assessment. Oregon's state health assessment will be used to determine the priorities for Oregon's 2020-2024 state health improvement plan.

Agenda: Listen to community members about experiences, strengths and needs related to health, and share findings from assessments of the health of people in Oregon.

-- La Grande: Wednesday, Oct. 4, 1-3 p.m., Community Connections of Northeast Oregon, 2204 E. Penn Ave.

-- Portland: Monday, Oct. 9, 2-4 p.m., Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA), 12360 E. Burnside

-- Eugene: Tuesday, Oct. 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m., HIV Alliance, 1195A City View St.

-- Grants Pass: Wednesday, Oct. 11, 9:30-11:30 a.m., AllCare Community Room, 1701 NE Seventh St.

-- Medford: Wednesday, Oct. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Southern Oregon University Higher Education Center, 101 S. Bartlett St.

-- Newport: Friday, Oct. 13, 2-4 p.m., Samaritan Health Education Building, 740 SW Ninth St.

-- Madras: Tuesday, Oct. 24, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Madras Performing Arts Center Multipurpose Room, 412 SE Buff St.

Participants can RSVP on the state health assessment website at

Oregon's state health assessment is one of three prerequisites for public health accreditation. The assessment describes the health of the population, and identifies areas for improvement, contributing factors that impact health outcomes, and assets and resources that can be mobilized to improve population health.

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