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OHA News Release 12/31: Future of Public Health task force meets Jan. 21

December 31, 2013

What: The second public meeting of the Task Force on the Future of Public Health. Agenda items include:

-- Review, discussion, adoption of task force charter;

-- Discussion of the role of governmental public health in Oregon;

-- Panel discussion from local public health departments;

-- Review, discussion, adoption of task force work plan;

-- Public comment period.

When: Tuesday, Jan. 21, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon St., Room 1B

Who: The Task Force on the Future of Public Health was created by Oregon HB 2348 to study the regionalization and consolidation of public health services, and the future of public health services in Oregon to make recommendations for legislation.

The task force is made up of 15 members appointed by the Legislature, the Governor, and the directors of the Oregon Health Authority and Department of Human Services.

Details: Space is limited. To participate by phone, call 1-888-363-4734, and use code 295577. For more information about the meeting, contact Michael Tynan, policy officer, Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division, at 971-673-1282.