On June 16th, 2015, Curry County Health Department received a national award at the Health Impact Assessment National Meeting in Washington DC. The award recognizes Curry County Health Department’s impact on community health and well-being through their 2013 Health Impact Assessment on including manufactured housing in the State’s affordable housing policy.
The Coalition of Local Health Officials (CLHO) is a dues-based membership association that primarily focuses on making sure Local Health Departments have the ability and resources to improve the health of all people living in Oregon, and at the most basic level, properly address public health needs and protect their communities.
CLHO envisions a public health system that is sustainably resourced, strategically driven, and focused on planning, prevention, and promotion.
The purpose of CLHO is to advocate for effective and improved public policies, programs, and financing of local public health in Oregon by:
- Taking an active role in the development of public health legislation, ordinances and policies at local and state levels and, when appropriate, at federal levels.
- Promoting public funding to effectively implement and sustain local public health services and programs equitably across the State.
- Promoting a positive and clear image of local public health to residents and policy makers in Oregon.
- Promoting public health knowledge and skills in the local public health workforce and leadership.