News and Announcements

Multnomah County 2014 Public Health Heroes

Multnomah County named two long-time Portland nonprofits, an innovative Native American collaborative and a Health Department social worker as the 2014 Public Health Heroes.

Open enrollment still open! Sign up for health insurance at these Multnomah County events

Health insurance application fair The deadline for people to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act and Cover Oregon has been extended to April 30. Multnomah County will help you sign up at three more application fairs. 

Measles diagnosed in local child who traveled overseas

Local health officials have learned of a case of measles in an unimmunized infant who recently visited overseas. The child passed briefly through the Portland International Airport Monday evening, March 24, 2014 and was subsequently diagnosed at a local primary care clinic.  Measles is a highly contagious and potentially serious illness caused by a virus. It is spread through the air after a person who is sick with measles coughs or sneezes. Because most people in our area have been vaccinated against measles, the risk to the general public and to anyone exposed at the airport is low. 

Department of Community Justice parole and probation officer John Harlan dedicated his life to helping others

John Harlan sailing John Harlan, a Department of Community Justice parole and probation officer, developed a passion for working with mentally ill offenders in his 22 years at Multnomah County. Friends and colleagues remembered Harlan, who died March 22 in a motorcycle accident.

Nominate county workers for Employee Recognition Awards by March 18

Do you know a county employee who goes above and beyond to connect community members to the services they need? Have you ever received a truly superior customer service experience while doing business with the county? Multnomah County is accepting nominations until Tuesday, March 18 for the 2014 Multnomah County Employee Awards. 

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