Preventive Care

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Information is power to think and to guide one’s choices. The resources included in the pages of links are to help Tillamook County communities, individuals, and families access resources on how to live healthy. These links can also be of use to students doing research and making choices for prevention.

Public health is everyone’s business. From preconception to death, public health priorities are important for preventing the spread of disease, maximizing the possibilities for populations and individuals to live long, quality lives. The resources listed were carefully reviewed before posting. While reputable public health sources are listed and best practices in prevention advocated, some differences of opinion exist.

Consumers need to study and make choices for themselves about best practices for their own lives. Tillamook County communities aim to create environments where healthy choices are the natural choices a child learns growing up and adults make as they age. The Tillamook County Community Health Centers is a resource to help create environments for healthy community norms.

Health Organizations Working Together

Key partners in public health work are included here from a local to a global level.

“Healthful” Living and “Wellness”

The primary goal of this site is to help you live healthfully and well. Prevention is usually much better than cure. Healthy communities and individuals make choices that over the long run lead to happy, longer, and fulfilling experiences individually and collectively. The basics are simple. The websites below the headings are links to valuable, useful information for this focus on health.

Chronic Diseases Prevention

Tobacco use is a leading cause of many health issues, including lung cancer, heart disease, stroke, and more. Quitting all types of tobacco, including cigarettes, smokeless tobaccos like chewing tobacco, and e-cigarettes/vapes, is one of the best things you can do for your health. Our healthcare providers can help you make a quit plan and assist you in accessing tools to help you succeed, such as medication and/or counseling.

For those considering quitting tobacco, you can learn more about the benefits of quitting and some of the free resources available to help you quit at these sites:

For more resources, you can also visit our Tobacco Prevention & Cessation webpage.

There, you can also learn more about work being done to prevent tobacco use in our community, especially among youth. Ninety percent of adults who smoke began before age 18, and nicotine, the addictive substance in tobacco and e-cigarettes, can have a strong effect on the developing adolescent brain.

To learn more about the impacts of tobacco in the U.S., Oregon, and Tillamook County, check out the resources below.

If you are interested in getting involved in tobacco prevention and education in Tillamook County, you can contact the Tobacco Prevention and Education Program coordinator at

Addictive Prevention and Management

Basic information about the process of addiction is available here:


Information on alcohol and addictive drugs is located here:

Information for families, individuals, and youth dealing with alcohol as a problem may benefit from these websites.

Questions about the law and underage alcohol use in Oregon may be located here:


Information on methamphetamine addiction and assistance to deal with addiction may be located here:


Help and information on heroin abuse is located at this site.

Prescription Drug Addiction

Nutritious Food in Moderation

Adequate Physical Exercise

First there is walking and fidgeting and moving at the bus stop or in the grocery line, to just keeping moving and stretching. It all makes a difference in fitness. The human being was made to move and rest intermittently – at least every five minutes.

Mental and Social Health

Disaster Prevention/Preparation

Information for you to use in preparing your home for flooding, fire, earthquake, and natural disasters.

Safety in the Home, Workplace, and in Recreation

Safety first. Everybody. Everywhere. All the time. All of us.

A full range of safety considerations for the home are included here.

For the workplace:

Adequate Rest/Sleep

Dealing with insomnia, how to sleep well is a challenge of many. Some sleep too much. The National Sleep Foundation provides facts and counteracts myths about sleep.

Environmental and Food Supply Protection

The Centers for Disease Control’s environmental health portal is a basic gateway for information on environmental health and food supply protection.

Immunizations/Communicable Disease

The U.S.P.H.S. centers for Disease Control is the definitive source of information, schedules, and standards of immunizations.

State of Oregon immunization requirements, recommendations, and schedules are available at the Division of Public Health. Information about shots for international travel is also available.

Disease Management/Prevention

Preventing Diseases, Disability, and Death

The Tillamook County Community Health Centers also zeroes in on disease management. Below are resources to both help manage or prevent the chronic diseases that disable and kill millions of Americans, including large numbers of Tillamook County residents.

Many casual factors are involved with these chronic diseases. Some are preventable. Some are not. Often chronic diseases can be prevented and/or managed more effectively if specific lifestyle choices are made.

The best choice one can make to prevent chronic disease is to quit or to never begin using tobacco products. Tobacco is related to the key chronic diseases killing Americans. While it is not the only casual factor involved, it plays a huge role in negative health outcomes.

Chronic Diseases to Prevent or Manage