To improve the health and well-being of pregnant women, infants, and young children by empowering women and families to make healthier choices for themselves and their babies, before, during and after pregnancy. (Adopted January 2013)
The Southern Oregon Perinatal Task Force meets in Josephine and Douglas Counties and provides a networking opportunity for all involved in Perinatal Health to learn about Task Force Projects and how they might benefit the community. Visit our Events Calendar for upcoming events.
Preconception Health Project
The purpose of the Preconception Health Project is to decrease unintended pregnancies, and to improve the health of women of childbearing age, thus improving pregnancy outcomes. Working through the Southern Oregon Perinatal Task Force, interventions are aimed at both the health systems and community levels. The Task Force is overseeing implementation of clinical preconception health preventive services, and conducting a community-wide Preconception Health Campaign.
One Key Question
Southern Oregon Perinatal Task Force endorses Pregnancy Intention Screening, using the One Key Question®: “Would you like to become pregnant in the next year?”
Whether the answer is Yes, I’m OK either way, Unsure, or No, by routinely asking women this question, providers can ensure that a greater proportion of pregnancies are wanted, planned, and as healthy as possible.
Asking women the One Key Question, and providing Preconception & Contraception Counseling is Preventive Reproductive Health Care. Visit our Resources page to view our One Key Question® Toolkit.
For more information about how to get involved with the Task Force, contact:
Renee Greenwood: Renee.Greenwood@hccso.org
Maggie Sullivan: Maggie.Sullivan@hccso.org