1 in 4 Oregonians has a disability
1 in 4 Oregonians has a disability

Oregon Office on Disability and Health

Oregon Office on Disability and Health is a public health entity under the Institute on  Development and Disability at Oregon Health & Science University.

We are public health educators, students, researchers, and advocates. At Oregon Office on Disability and Health we work to provide health promotion programs and content directly to the community, as well as partner with public health organizations across the state to improve quality of life for Oregonian's with disabilities.

Taking Charge of My Health Care free online toolkit

Taking Charge of My Health Care summary

The Oregon Self-Advocacy Coalition, the Oregon Office on Disability and Health and the University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities are excited to share the Taking Charge of My Health Care Toolkit, an online resource for people with Intellectual/Developmental Disability and those who support them. The toolkit provides information, resources and skills-building strategies for individuals to learn how to best advocate for their health and health care. The toolkit offers 9 modules of different topics that can be used for individual learning or in a workshop or group format. Each of the 9 modules can also be used individually as a stand-alone lesson, or any combination of the modules can be used for a workshop or class format. The toolkit is a collaboration between the Oregon Self-Advocacy Coalition, the Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities, the Oregon Office on Disability and Health and the University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and with input from members of an expert panel and other stakeholders.

Upcoming Events

Type 2 Diabetes Listening Sessions

Are you 18 years or older with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and living with Type 2 Diabetes? We want to hear from you!
A listening session is being held in Eugene and Portland with a small group of people with I/DD to talk about a new video about diabetes. We want to know what you think of the video! Your voice can make a difference to help make the video a success.

You will receive $25 after you share your ideas and opinions. Space is limited so reach out soon!

Eugene (Sept 26, 1-2p): Event flier    |  Registration link

Portland (Oct 2, 11a-noon): Event flier Registration link

Portland (Oct 7, 6-7p): Event flier |  Registration link

Bend (Oct 9, 2-3p): Event flier    |  Registration link

Bend (Oct 9, 6-7p): Event flier   |  Registration link

Medford (Oct 23): Event flier    |  Registration link


Taking Charge of My Health Care Workshop

This free workshop is for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) and those who support them. The workshop provides attendees with I/DD the knowledge, skills and resources to learn how to advocate for their health care and how to maintain and/or improve their overall health. It also provides care providers and support staff with tools and resources to encourage and support the people they serve with I/DD to advocate for their overall health and health care. During the workshop we will be piloting the Toolkit’s Leader's Guide in order to get feedback from the community to improve it. The workshop is from 9:30am-3:30pm (hours may vary depending on the location) and lunch is provided.

Portland (Sept 30): Event flierRegistration link

Bend (Oct 10):  Event flierRegistration link

Medford (Oct 22): Event flierRegistration link

If you have questions about any of these events, please contact Erin J Taylor or call 503-494-1519.


Mammography Accessibility Project resources

The purpose of the directory is to better inform Oregon women with disabilities of the accessibility/usability features of their area mammography facilities. The information will assist women with disabilities to better select facilities based on their abilities and/or prepare for their upcoming mammography exam. 

The facilities featured in this Directory agreed to participate in a free, voluntary, on-site accessibility assessment conducted by Oregon Office on Disability and Health (OODH) staff. To date, OODH has assessed approximately 50% of the 109 mammography facilities in the state.

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Mammography Accessibility Project map
Statewide Impact of OODH Activities
Statewide Impact of Oregon Office on Disability and Health Activities

Child Development and Rehabilitation Center

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707 S.W. Gaines Street
Portland, Oregon 97239