Welcome to the Health Department
The Benton County Public Health Administration supervised by Dawn Emerick and Charlie Fautin and Healthy Communities led by Tatiana Dierwetcher has permanently moved to 4077 SW Research Way, Corvallis OR 97333.
Public Health Programs that provide direct services to clients (WIC, Family Planning, and Nurse Home Visiting) remain located at the Health Services Building, 530 NW 27th Street, Corvallis OR 97330.
Health Services Vision
Engaged communities and blended services achieving better health.
Health Services Mission
We protect and improve the underserved individuals and our community
Alerts and Critical Health Information
The Health of Benton County
Community Health Assessments and Improvement Plans
Benton County Public Health conducts a series of health assessments and improvement plans to address the health needs of the community.
The 2018 Benton County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) embodies deep collaboration between the Benton County Health Department and diverse community partners and organizations working together to improve the health of those who live, learn, work, and play in Benton County. The CHIP outlines four priority health improvement areas for targeted work over the next five years, and serves as a guide for collective community efforts to address and measure progress.
Benton County Health Department has developed an online progress dashboard so that our community can follow along with our community health improvement work. You can access dashboard at: bit.ly/BentonCountyCHIPDashboard.
The 2017 Benton County Community Health Assessment (CHA) displays a wide range of data about health indicators and factors that influence health. This data will inform the development of the 2018 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).
The 2015 Regional Health Assessment (RHA) focuses on the health of the region that includes Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties. The counties work together on many health initiatives, and this document is part of their data-informed approach to that work.
The 2013 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) shows goals and objectives for improving the health of Benton County. This has been updated, please review the 2018 CHIP.
The 2012 Community Health Assessment (CHA) is the 2012 CHA. For the most up-to-date information, please view the 2017 CHA.
July Employee of the Month:
Yuliana Alvarado-Gonzalez, Client Services Representative is recognized for her kindness and welcoming smile while assisting patients.
Question: What makes you want to come to work every day? Coming to work and finding people that I genuinely like makes me want to come to work every day. Each person that I have come to meet in the last year that I have been here has been a true delight to meet. I have had the honor of working in several departments - Medical, Mental Health, and WIC. The providers I have met have challenged and taught me things that in another job environment I would not have had the chance to learn. Benton County employees are not just my coworkers, they are my family.
August Employee of the Month:
Gabby Meza, Medical Assistant is recognized for doing a great job in helping cover a co-workers duties while the person was out for 2 weeks.
Question: What makes you want to come to work every day? Coming to work every day is a reward, I am proud to be part of a team that is focused on patient centered care. I have the opportunity to be a tiny piece in this big puzzle serving our community.