Coming Together

to support healthy communities

Health Care Coalition

Of southern oregon

All families deserve to be healthy. We believe in the power of collective impact. By advancing health equity through partnerships with public health agencies, community health centers, and other organizations—we can harness the power of collective impact and build more equitable communities where all people can thrive.

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Each year, our community welcomes about 1,000 new babies! Because babies don’t come with instructions, all parents can benefit from additional support as they welcome their newest additions. We love the opportunity to celebrate and support families with our Welcome Baby Community Baby Shower. Due to the challenges of COVID-19, we have shifted our plans to keep this event going strong!
Health Care Coalition Oregon Welcome Baby Shower

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Healthy Start of Southern Oregon

Healthy Start of Southern Oregon

Southern Oregon is home to higher than average rates of infant mortality and health disparities for mothers and their babies. We aim to reduce these rates through community-based services for women, infants, and their families. Healthy Start of Southern Oregon provides direct client services through partnering agencies and also convenes task forces in Josephine and Douglas Counties to improve systems of care related to infant and maternal health.
Perinatal Task Force Health Care Coalition Southern Oregon
Operating in Josephine and Douglas county, participants in the Task Force represent agencies, service providers, and community groups that have a strong focus on overall health for families before, during, and after pregnancy. Together we:

  • Network
  • Learn about services
  • Explore community needs
  • Plan and host community events
  • Provide professional development opportunities
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In Josephine & Douglas counties…

Crowd of People

over 700 people
receive Healthy Start services each year

Welcome Baby Shower

300+ people
attended Welcome
Baby in 2019

Baby Shoes
our community welcomes 1,000 new babies every year!
Healthy Start Spotlight

Spotlight on Mariah

“I learned about parenting classes from Healthy Start, and make it a high priority to take these amazing classes every time they are offered. Just for me. A small hour out of my day to refresh. I always learn something new with each class…”

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Facets of Health Equity in Southern Oregon

Spotlight on Rebecca Gosselin

Spotlight on Rebecca Gosselin

We are excited to introduce the newest member of our HCCSO team, Rebecca Gosselin! Rebecca is at the helm of our Healthy Start program, and is already bringing fresh energy and ideas since starting in June 2021. After serving non-profits overseas for several years,...

Welcome Baby! Attend Our 2021 Virtual Community Baby Showers

Welcome Baby! Attend Our 2021 Virtual Community Baby Showers

If you live in Douglas or Josephine County, Oregon, we invite you to attend our next virtual community baby shower! This weeklong event will be held primarily on Facebook from September 20 - 24, 2021. Visit our Welcome Baby Shower Event page or Facebook page for...

What Is the Relationship Between Pronouns and Health Equity?

What Is the Relationship Between Pronouns and Health Equity?

When we use pronouns such as he, she, his, hers, they or their to address others or ourselves, we’re contributing to a person’s identity. Pronouns are a way in which we categorize those around us, but most of us don’t stop to consider what happens when our identity...

“It has been rewarding to see the work of HCSSO moving through local collaborations with an increasing lens on diversity, equity and inclusion. We are making a positive difference in the lives of southern Oregonians.”

 

– Diane Hoover, HCCSO Board Member

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