Multnomah County Health Department
Confidential sources have told The Lund Report about a confrontation brewing between the Multnomah County Health Department and its Community Advisory Council that could come to a head Monday evening.
Just as air travelers are advised to put on their own oxygen masks before assisting others, Dr.
The Multnomah County Health Department has been awarded a $6.25 million federal grant to help young people, their parents, and their teachers prevent unintended teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.
A baby who passed through Portland International Airport last week has since been diagnosed with measles, prompting officials to stress the importance of vaccinations against the virus.
While vaccination rates in the Portland area remain relatively high – about 95 percent, according to the Multnomah County Health Department – health officials are working with the child's primary care provider to make sure patients are notified of the exposure and to take appropriate follow up.
A Multnomah County nurse immunizes a student at a walk-in clinic in 2013.
Public health officials say now is still an excellent time to get the flu shot. Influenza is currently circulating in our community and causing serious illness even in healthy people.
October 9, 2013 -- A new Multnomah County report finds heat waves, air quality and mosquitoes will worsen in the Portland-area because of climate change.
In the first-ever analysis of how rising temperature and changes in precipitation will affect Multnomah County residents, Health Officer Dr. Justin Denny says there is reason to be concerned.