Oregon Public Health Policy Institute


Public health policies—that is laws, regulations, or rules intended to improve population health —are becoming an increasingly important part of public health practice. Oregon’s local health departments and state public health programs have a central role in developing and implementing policies to prevent chronic disease and promote health, especially as Coordinated Care Organizations and the Affordable Care Act transform the health care delivery system.

The Oregon Public Health Policy Institute (PHPI) is offered to enhance the capacity of these organizations to develop, implement, and evaluate public health policies. PHPI is a unique opportunity to learn practical policy skills in collaboration with public health colleagues from around Oregon in a highly interactive environment.

PHPI was last held in 2015 at Oregon State University in Corvallis, with lead faculty from the OSU College of Health and financial support from the Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division.

If you have questions about the institute, contact Jeff Luck, PhD, MBA.