Healthier Together

A Portrait of Community Health in Washington County

When reporting on health disparities, information and data may have the opposite effect we hope it will, by actually perpetuating negative stereotypes or victim-blaming. In harmony with Washington County Department of Health and Human Services’ vision of a healthy, equitable and supportive community, we are committed to dismantling structural inequality and uphold the following foundational statement:

“Washington County Health and Human Services acknowledges that generations-long social, racial, economic and environmental inequities result in negative health outcomes. They affect communities differently and have a greater influence on health outcomes than individual choices or access to health care. Reducing health disparities through policies, practices and organizational systems will improve opportunities for all who live, work and play in Washington County, Oregon.”

—Healthy Communities—

—Healthy People—

—Key Metrics—