Charlie Fautin Receives Inaugural Award

Charlie Fautin received the Jane Moore Place Matters Award last Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at the Biennial Oregon Health Authority Place Matters Conference in Portland.

Fautin received this award for his long-term commitment and leadership for policy, systems and environment change to ensure all people in Oregon live, work, play and learn in communities that support health and optimal quality of life.

For the past 15 years, Charlie Fautin has served as Deputy Director of the Benton County Health Department, with responsibilities including oversight of Chronic Disease Prevention and Healthy Community Promotion. He has served as liaison for public health coordination to state, city and other county jurisdictions, community-based organizations, educational institutions, medical care organizations, and businesses.

“The Board of Commissioners congratulates Charlie on this well-deserved honor,” said Annabelle Jaramillo, chair of the Benton County Board of Commissioners. “Charlie’s tireless work and dedication has greatly assisted in sustaining a strong public health and healthy communities infrastructure, and developing a vision for the future of public health in our county.”

In addition to his work within Benton County, Fautin has held statewide leadership positions including Board President of the Oregon Public Health Association and is currently Chair of the Coalition and Conference of Local Health Officials Executive Committee. Fautin is a member of the Public Health National Center for Innovations Advisory Board, through which he contributes to efforts to identify, implement and spread innovations in public health practice to help meet current health challenges in communities nationwide. 

Place Matters Oregon is an effort of the Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division that seeks to foster conversations about how place influences our individual and collective health.

The Jane Moore Place Matters award honors an individual or organization who has demonstrated long-term commitment, tenacity and leadership to ensure all people in Oregon live, work, play and learn in communities that support health and optimal quality of life.