News and Announcements

Walking the talk: Meet Multnomah County's new chief diversity and equity officer

Ben Duncan starts his tenure as the county’s chief diversity and equity officer with a very clear and ambitious idea of what he hopes to achieve.

Board gets briefing on central courthouse replacement project

Multnomah County’s Board of Commissioners heard an update Thursday on the progress achieved so far on the central courthouse replacement project, and on the decision points ahead in the next year for the project over programming, design, procurement and site selection.

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. 

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