Oregon Office of Rural Health

State Health Assessment Now Available

The State Health Assessment (SHA) and State Health Indicators (SHIs) are now available.

The SHA, with input from priority populations, will help to inform the priorities for the 2020-2024 State Health Improvement Plan. To determine the priorities, OHA is offering mini-grants to eligible agencies able to solicit feedback from communities most impacted by health disparities. We hope you will review and share this important resource and the mini-grant opportunity with your networks.  

Since Oregon published its last SHA in 2012, our state has experienced tremendous gains in access to health insurance with the start-up of coordinated care organizations (CCOs) and the passage of the Affordable Care Act. However, some measures of health in Oregon have worsened, especially related to the social determinants of health. 

The assessment and annually updated indicators provide a comprehensive, data driven summary that describes the health of people in Oregon. The SHA is a tool for anyone interested in improving population health in our state, including governmental and community public health agencies, CCOs, hospitals, health systems, private insurers, businesses, and social service agencies.  

The SHA describes health within five categories; social determinants of health, environmental health, prevention and health promotion, access to clinical preventive services and communicable disease. The SHA also provides analysis to highlight health disparities for people of color, people with disabilities, people with low-income, people who identify as LGBT, and people who live in rural/frontier areas of the state. You can view the complete State Health Assessment and the annually updated State Health Indicators on the Public Health Division website.  

The PartnerSHIP, or steering committee, will convene this fall to develop the next SHIP.

Please email publichealth.policy@state.or.us if you have questions or comments.