Health partnership delivers county reports
May 24, 2023
The Partnership for Community Health, which includes health departments from Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties, outlined health-related area statistics and sought community input during a meeting May 17 at the Jim Riggs Community Center in Sweet Home.
Benton County Health Department epidemiologist Johnna Peters, who oversaw the session, reported that Linn County had lower primary-care physician and dentist rates than the state's 2020 levels: 10 primary-care providers to Oregon's 16 per 10,000 people, and 4 dentists per 10,000 to the state's six.
Additionally, 14 regional service areas, in...
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