Upstream acts as a catalyst to drive healthy changes, making Oregon a better place to live, work, study, and play.


As a non-profit organization, Upstream believes that smart policies are the best way to create communities that help people lead healthier, fuller lives. We seek out the most innovative, broad-based public health solutions that are backed by science and research, move them into the mainstream dialogue, and build momentum for change. Our goal is to address the most pressing health issues and improve people's wellbeing, one policy at a time.


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