Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Katrina Hedberg, MD, MPH – State Health Officer
  • Mark Orndoff — Director Jackson County Health and Human Service
  • Jackson County Health and Human Services:
    • (541) 774-8209
  • Dr. Jims Shame – Jackson County Health and Human Services; Medical Director
  • Medford City Council:
    • Council President: John C. Falco Jr.— 781-395-1290
    • Council Vice President: Breanna Lungo-Koehn – 781-874-0011
    • Councilor: Richard Caraviello — 781-572-5410
    • Councilor: Frederick N. Dello Russo, Jr.—781-395-2287
    • Councilor: Adam Knight—617-966-8888
    • Councilor: Michael J. Marks—781-396-5387
    • Councilor: George A. Scarpelli—781-858-0240

Cancer

  • From 2011-2015, the number of average annual cancer cases in men were 622 in Jackson County, Oregon.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 443.6/per 100,000 (0.443%).

Prostate Cancer

  • From 2011-2015, the number of average annual prostate cancer cases in men were 127 in Jackson County, Oregon.
  • This is an age-adjusted rate of 81.7/per 100,000 (0.081%)

*Testicular Cancer

  • In 2016, 119 case of testicular cancer have been reported in Oregon.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 6.1/per 100,000 (0.006%)
    • United States Cancer Statistics
  • Resources:
    • Providence Cancer Center South Oregon: Providence Health and Services in Oregon is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and affiliated services.
      • 541-732-7000

Heart Disease

  • From 2014-2016, Jackson County recorded a 170.2 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 in men (0.170%).

Stroke

  • Resources:
    • South Oregon Cardiology: provider of various cardiac and vascular services.
      • (541) 930-7222

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Asante Diabetes Care Center and Nutrition Services: The center has a diabetes education program focusing on individual counseling, meal planning, home blood sugar monitoring etc.
      •  (541) 789-5906

*Pre-Diabetes

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 630 men in Oregon committed suicide. (Population: 2,052,989)
  • Age-adjusted death rate: 29.34/per 100,000 (0.029%)
  • Resources:
    • Jackson County Suicide Prevention Coalition: a community coalition of students, mental health professionals, concerned parents, nurses and caring volunteers dedicated to reducing suicide in Jackson County.
      • (541) 774-8201

*Obesity

  • In 2017, 28.7% of men in Oregon are obese.
  • “Oregon’s obesity rate is 29.4%
    • Source Citation:  Source: Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The State of Obesity 2018. Washington, D.C.: 2018.
  • Resources:
    • *Oregon Health Authority: Oregon’s state health plan’s one of seven priority areas is the prevention and reduction of obesity in the county.

*state statistics