The Oregon Health Authority is at the forefront of lowering and containing costs, improving quality and increasing access to health care in order to improve the lifelong health of Oregonians. The organizational chart shows the top-level organization of the Oregon Health Authority. OHA is overseen by the nine-member citizen Oregon Health Policy Board working towards comprehensive health reform in our state.
Oregon Immunization Program
The Oregon Immunization Program works to reduce the incidence of vaccine-preventable disease in Oregon. Our staff members seek to identify and promote evidence-based public health best practices to both the public and health care professionals throughout the state. In addition to education, the Oregon Immunization Program provides technical assistance and quality improvement for both public and private practices. The Oregon Immunization Program is part of the Center for Public Health Practice.
The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is a national charitable, non-profit educational organization founded in 1982. NVIC launched the vaccine safety and informed consent movement in America in the early 1980’s and is the oldest and largest consumer led organization advocating for the institution of vaccine safety and informed consent protections in the public health system.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
SafeMinds is a 501(c)3 non-profit grassroots organization comprised of parents, self-advocates, scientists, clinicians, government relations specialists, communications professionals and non-profit experts. Most of our work is carried out through the volunteer efforts of our board and committee members. We operate with a small paid staff so most of our dollars can go to programs.
Immunity Education Group
Immunity Education Group is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing balanced and objective information regarding immunizations and infectious diseases in order to equip consumers to make educated decisions in partnership with a health care provider.
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Founded by executive director Michael Jacobson, Ph.D. and two other scientists, CSPI carved out a niche as the organized voice of the American public on nutrition, food safety, health and other issues during a boom of consumer and environmental protection awareness in the early 1970s. CSPI has long sought to educate the public, advocate government policies that are consistent with scientific evidence on health and environmental issues, and counter industry’s powerful influence on public opinion and public policies.
Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting
The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a national vaccine safety surveillance program co-sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). VAERS is a post-marketing safety surveillance program, collecting information about adverse events (possible side effects) that occur after the administration of vaccines licensed for use in the United States.
Citizens for Health
Citizens for Health believes that sound health is the vital foundation of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and is itself a fundamental human right. From organic foods free of pesticides and GMO’s to the removal of toxic chemicals from children’s toys to continued access to dietary supplements to home birth, acupuncture and naturopathy they are working toward more value placed on holistic healing methods that offer American families options for treating and preventing illness. Sign up for their newsletter to keep up with the on-going battle to preserve our right to freedom of health.
Oregon Health Authority Oregon Vaccine Education Module
How to file a vaccine adverse reaction report
More information on the Vaccine Court
Blogs & Other Online Resources
Dr. Paul Thomas, M.D.
Dr. Aviva Romm, M.D.
Dr. Bob Sears, FAAP
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