3/1/13 - 6:00 am
Balancing the potential benefits and harms of using coal as an energy source is an ongoing challenge for local communities and the global economy. This health analysis considers the potential impacts and human health consequences of three proposed coal export projects that could result in rail transport of coal through Multnomah County.
11/15/12 - 6:18 pm
Antibiotics are one of the most important tools that we have to fight life-threatening bacterial infections. But they don’t work on viruses like a cold or the flu. If you take antibiotics to fight a virus, you may be doing more harm than good in the long run.
10/19/12 - 2:08 pm
Multnomah County Health Department has earned accreditation as a primary care medical home—the only health care organization to earn the designation in Oregon and one of only 30 granted such recognition nationwide.
10/9/12 - 12:32 pm
Multnomah County Environmental Health will be moving in October. Offices at the Southeast Health Center will close at noon on Friday, October 19. They will reopen at noon on Monday, October 22 in their new location at Lloyd Corporate Plaza, 847 NE 19th Ave, Suite 350.
8/31/12 - 12:59 pm
Fairs are fun places to celebrate Oregon’s farming culture. When you head to the fair, it’s important to protect you and your family from influenza (flu) associated with pigs in public settings.
8/14/12 - 9:56 am
With temperatures expected to hit the mid-90s this week, Multnomah County wants to remind you how to stay safe and cool.
8/9/12 - 10:27 am
This week we celebrate National Health Center Week and its theme, “Powering Healthier Communities.” For more than 45 years, community health centers have delivered high-quality primary and preventive care to the nation’s most vulnerable populations.
6/21/12 - 2:45 pm
Before the temperatures soar, consider having a “cooling plan.” This is most critical for older adults and people with disabilities or health conditions who are at increased risk for heat-related illnesses.
6/20/12 - 4:09 pm
Pertussis, a serious illness for infants and young children, is on the rise in Multnomah County. Health officers want you to protect your infant by making sure everyone around them—parents, children, teens and other adults—are up-to-date on their whooping cough vaccine.
6/19/12 - 9:13 am
Multnomah County's Health Department has been recognized as a "Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality" in the 2012 Healthcare Equality Index report, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign. This is the second time in as many years that Multnomah County has earned this recognition.