Public Health

The Portland Public Health Division improves the health of all people in the community by working together to prevent disease, promote health, and protect residents from environmental threats.

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Health of Portland Report, 2019-2020

  1. Portland Police Report Spike in Drug Overdoses

    Portland Police report a spike in recent drug overdoses. There have been seven fatal and 79 non-fatal overdoses since May 1, 2020 with one fatal and nine non-fatal overdoses in just the past week alone. Read on...
  2. City Hires Bob Fowler as New Public Health Director

    The City of Portland is pleased to announce it has hired Bob Fowler as the city’s new Public Health Director after an extensive search and interview process. For the last six years, Fowler served as the Executive Director at Milestone Recovery. Read on...
  3. City Makes $500,000 Available for Rent Assistance for Portlanders Affected by COVID-19

    The City is making $500,000 in CARES Act funds available for rent assistance for Portlanders affected by COVID-19. The program is designed to alleviate financial pressure on renter households and provide economic security to rental property owners. Read on...
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