Health and Healthcare

December 28, 2014

Learn more about poverty, health and health­care by check­ing out the linked research and infor­ma­tion below.

Ore­gon Health Author­ity pro­vides reports on a vari­ety of pub­lic health indi­ca­tors across the state. Some of these indi­ca­tors include:

  • WIC County Facts and WIC Annual Report
  • Mater­nal and Child Health Data
  • Oral Health Sta­tus of Children
  • Behav­ioral Risk Fac­tor Sur­veil­lance System
  • Teen Preg­nancy and Birth Rates

National Cen­ter for Health Sta­tis­tics through the Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion (CDC) pro­vides data by state and top­ics includ­ing a wide range of health and poverty-related areas through their Fast­Stats, such as:

  • Teen Preg­nancy / Birth Rates
  • Oral and Den­tal Health
  • Emer­gency Depart­ment Visits
  • Health by eth­nic­ity, gen­der, and age

Cen­ters for Medicare and Med­ic­aid Ser­vices web­site includes a sec­tion on Research, Sta­tis­tics, Data, and Sys­tems where one can search a wide range of trends and reports through the CMS Data Navigator.


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  • The training taught me to “manage what I have better and be more aware of the stress level it causes to not be able to meet ‘your’ needs.” (Poverty Awareness Training participant)