Multnomah County Health Department is the largest safety net medical provider in Oregon for primary care and dental health care.


Research shows that Oregon taxpayers save $5.60 for every $1 spent on addiction treatment.

Source: 2006 and 2011 Oregon Research Brief on Addiction Treatment Effectiveness produced by Eric Martin


Multnomah County Health Department cared for 44, 069 primary health care clients in 2010, an average of more than 120 per day.

Source: Uniform Data System 2010 Report


Multnomah County Health Department helped 23,791 dental patients in 2010, an average of 65 per day.

Source: Uniform Data System 2010 Report


Multnomah County administered more than 25,000 immunizations to keep children in school and prevent the spread of illnesses.

Source: Multnomah County Health Department 2010 Annual Report


Multnomah County made more than 30,000 home visits to pregnant and parenting families for screening, counseling and referrals to ensure healthy kids and families in 2010.

Source: Multnomah County Health Department 2010 Annual Report


Every $1 spent on pregnant women through WIC saves up to $4.21 in healthcare spending on newborns and their mothers.

Source:  WIC for a Healthier, Stronger America!


Fast food meals have more calories and fat than most home-cooked foods. Just 100 extra calories per day can cause a gain of 10 lbs in one year.

Source:  Oregon WIC "Small Changes, Big Rewards''


We reviewed more than 3,000 communicable disease reports and investigated more than 800 disease cases.

Source: Multnomah County Health Department 2010 Annual Report


In Oregon, 80 percent of nursing-home eligible older adults and people with disabilities are living in the community. If other states emulated Oregon, Medicaid costs would be drastically reduced.

Source: Oregon State Mainframe report SJM5010R-A


In 2011, Multnomah County's Aging and Disability Services Helpline fielded 500 calls from county-trained Gatekeeper volunteers, who watch for vulnerable older adults and people with disabilities who might be in trouble.

Source: ADS Community Access Symposium and RTZ I&A Call Module


Aging and Disability Services provides medical and food assistance to a monthly average of 23,283 older adults and people with disabilities. Each month during FY 2011, an average of 14,192 older adults and people with disabilities received Oregon Supplemental Income Program (OSIP), 5,455 received Special Medicare Beneficiary benefits, 2,459 received SNAP (Food Stamps) and 776 received Oregon Health Plan benefits.

Source: Oregon Access Extract (OAE) report number 076