public health

Lead contamination

Six West Salem businesses closed due to high levels of lead dust (Statesman Journal, 3/24/2017)

State agencies were too slow to announce lead contamination at West Salem business (Statesman Journal, 3/25/2017)

How a tiny change allowed kids to use a lead-polluted Salem factory (Oregonian, 3/24/2017)

Frequently asked questions (2011) Oregon Department of Human Services, Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Impact of environmental exposures in Oregon : childhood lead poisoning (2011) Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Public Health Division, Office of Environmental Public Health

Meningitis in Oregon

Oregon State student receiving treatment for meningitis, the university’s 3rd case in 4 months (Oregonian, 3/2/17)

Outbreak declared at OSU (Democrat Herald, 3/2/17)

meningitis1Neisseria meningitidis surveillance report (annual) Oregon Health Authority Center for Public Health Practice

meningitis2-jpgMeningococcus serogroup B : still there, still dangerous (part of serial) Oregon Health Authority Office of Communicable Disease and Epidemiology

School immunization deadline

Children in school, day care need up-to-date vaccines by Feb. 15 (Register Guard, 2/8/2017)

Kids vaccinated? Exclusion Day is Feb. 15 (Oregonian, 2/7/2017)

englishParents, don’t let your child get left behind! (annual) Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division, Immunization Program

vietnameseQuý vị phụ huynh, Đừng để con em quý vị chậm trễ! – Quý vị phụ huynh, Đừng để con em quý vị chậm trễ! (annual) Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division, Immunization Program

spanish¡Padres no dejen que sus hijos se queden atrás! – ¡Padres no dejen que sus hijos se queden atrás! (annual) Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division, Immunization Program

russianRodeteli, ne daĭte vashemu rebenku otstatʹ! (annual) Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division, Immunization Program

Climate change and health

Oregon Health Authority focuses on health effects of climate change (Oregonian, 2/2/2017)

Oregon Releases Plan To Address The Health Risks Of Climate Change (Northwest Public Radio, 2/2/2017)

climatehealthOregon climate and health resilience plan (2017) Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division, Climate and Health Program