Syndromic surveillance in Oregon (a project called Oregon ESSENCE – Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-Based Epidemics) provides real-time data for public health and hospitals to monitor what is happening in emergency departments across the state before, during and after a public health emergency.
Oregon Healthy Teens (OHT) is Oregon’s effort to monitor the health and well-being of adolescents. An anonymous and voluntary research-based survey, OHT is conducted among 8th and 11th graders statewide.
Oregon Health Authority has convened experts from across the state to develop clinical guidelines on opioid prescribing. These guidelines focus on recommendations to improve patient safety and care, and address the ongoing prescription opioid overdose epidemic.